This was bought for me as a gift at Christmas and I love it. I had been looking for a speaker for my iPhone for my kitchen whilst I cooked which didn't require a plug or would be too big. This is perfect and so genius. It sits on my windowsill and sopports the phone and plays my music loud enough for me to hear It over the cooking.
It is simple in design. Clear but not really cheap looking, and is lightweight. It doesn't improve the quality of the music as the quality is down to your phone, but it doesn't pretend to.
It is perfect for holidays also. Having read the mini II review they sound awesome but I'm going to stick with this as there is no charging required it will work 100% of the time.
You do need to remover your iPhone from it's case for it to sit in the cradle, which is a bit annoying if you have a hard case to remove. I have an incase slider one which is designed for the base to slide off which makes it easy.
don't buy it if you want base or sound perfection. Do buy it if you want a light weight, go anywhere, work without electricity, effective speaker.
Personally I love it.