If you're reading this review you're probably thinking similar thoughts to what I was a week or so ago, is this (very) cheap little radio alarm iPod dock worth a punt at £17.99.
The answer is a resounding YES!
Of course it's no Bose when it comes to sound quality, but it's a radio alarm designed for either waking you up in the morning, or perhaps in a kitchen.
A few here have complained that it loses the time etc., when unplugged. That's not quite true - if you install two standard AA batteries then the time and alarm settings are saved if the power disappears. What the batteries do not do however is allow you to use the dock - it does need mains power to operate, so isn't necessarily portable.
The unit is somewhat smaller than the picture suggests, measuring 207 x 125 x 75 (W,D,H mm).
There are two separate alarm settings which can either wake you up with a bizarre (awful) "beep", FM radio or your choice of music from your iPod/iPhone. Yes, it does work fine with a 3G iPhone - although like many devices of its type it recommends you turn on Airplane mode (which I rarely do, and put up with the buzzing if someone does try to ring me - doesn't happen much :-) ).
Setting the time, and alarms is standard stuff - one thing I did like is how fast the minutes tick by if you hold the buttons down, no more waiting three weeks for the numbers to turn if for some reason you want your alarm at 50 minutes past the hour or whatever....
Probably the question you're really waiting for is sound quality. Let me be honest, I didn't expect much when I saw the size of the box. Looking at the two speakers (hey, this baby is Stereo, unlike many similar units) they're tiny. But it sounded surprisingly full for such a small unit. Like my opening line says it's no Bose (of course - it wouldn't be...) but it is better than most standard clock radio style units I've heard. There are separate bass and treble controls. The first thing I did was crank the bass up to the max, expecting it to distort horribly - but it was fine. I found lowering the treble a touch gave a better sound as the smaller speakers reproduced top end sounds pretty well.
Overall, an excellent unit - as someone else here wrote - why spend 20 quid on an official Apple charger when this will do it for less, plus you get the added benefits.
Can't fault it - definitely an xmas stocking filler.