I already have several Alexa devices including an Amazon Dot, Amazon Spot, and another brand speaker that integrates Alexa and that I can take anywhere. But the other brand speaker is big and clunky and quite heavy. This Lobkin x9s portable Alexa speaker is small but powerful enough to have really good sound and is very portable! It was quite easy to set up with my home wifi and it stays connected every time I switch it on. It has a small handle on the side that makes it a really good speaker to carry around and even let my daughter use it in her room when she wants. The app that you download on your phone to set it up is pretty easy to install and control. You can control the volume of the speaker from the app or on the speaker itself. To use Alexa on the speaker you will have to press the left side button on the top each time. I am used to just saying the keyword "Alexa" outloud for my other devices but it is not a problem to press the button when I need her. It actually makes me feel a little less weirded out that you are not having someone or something hanging onto every spoken word until that keyword is said on the other devices LOL.