My original order arrived broken. The touch controls were barely responsive to touch. Monoprice was great providing me with another speaker within a short time. The replacement unit had the same issues out of the box. However, with time and a full discharge/charge cycle, the touch button sensitivity went to 99% responsive. I hold back 1% since there have been a few occasions where the touch is not recognized. Aside from that this little speaker is great. I have used it mainly to listen to talking podcasts with some music sprinkled in. Don’t expect deep bass sound and you’ll probably enjoy what this little speaker produces. I know I have. Bluetooth range seems good with a few walls separating the source from the speaker (roughly 30’) before it breaks up. Playtime is roughly 6 hours. I like the small size and solid feel to the unit. The specs mention waterproof as a feature but I’m reluctant to try that out since the rear connection ports are exposed. There is no cover for it.