This little stereo, clock radio system is cheap. I would not recommend this for everyday use. This would be something you could take to work and keep on your desk. The stereo doesn't receive the radio stations as well as it possibily could. There is a lot of static on just about every station, and finding a station can be difficult sometimes. I always think I am going to have to break out the tin foil and start creating rabbit ears. It is easy to program and has a digital time display, but that is about it. It is a very basic model, and requires simple programming to make it work. You should be able to program without the use of the directions. I would recommend this for a child, or as an accessory on your desk, but nothing more than that.