The iLuv I177BLK iPod speaker system is not only a great speaker system but dual functions as an alarm clock. This system not only allows you to listen to the radio, but allows you to listen to your iPod. The neat feature of this system is you can actually choose what you want to wake up to in the morning. If you want you can wake up to a loud buzzer, the radio, or one of your personal tunes on your iPod. That is what makes this so cool. I love waking up to my music of choice not a buzzer or the radio. I also like having the ability to plug and play my music through the speakers instead of having to use headphones or needing to listen on my computer. I would highly recommend this unity to any iPod owner, it truly is a must have for music lovers.