I sent this to my daughter who is away at school. She needed a speaker, but something not too big. THis came in and she loves it! It's small-ish but is powerful, portable, and sounds awesome. She loves how vintage it looks and how easy it is to use. The speaker housing itself is protected by a clear acrylic casing to keep it safe. She travels with it in her backpack and it has held up well to being bounced around whiel she goes all over the place. If you are looking for a cool looking, good sounding blue tooth speaker that's an all around great value, this is a really good option for you. GET IT! Plus it's a great stocking stuffer!