I have mix feelings about this. I like it, but I also don't like it. I had a small bluetooth speaker from Best Buy (Ihome) and I regrettably lost it. It was small, wireless, and loud.Pros:-Voice-Alarm/Time/Traffic-Bluetooth with phone-Loud-Perfect for nightstand and If you don't own a Clock in your room-Easy Shopping? (Have yet to try and mostly likely will not)-Face Time?-AudibleCons:- It MUST STAY PLUGGED IN; NOT PORTABLE- it's quite large- I have to say ""Alexa."" before every voice command. Similar to Iphone, but It should be easier due to the face it stays home.