I wanted to get my wife a small compact boombox that plays CDs that she can use while she is on her chromebook and got this Singing Wood boombox for her. It's pretty easy to use, has pretty good sound quality and plays her CD's with no problems. It has a top-loading CD player and the controls are up front for it....tho a bit hard to see in low light for which button to press for on, pause, stop, repeat and so on for this CD player. They could have made the letterings in white and a bit larger in size....but that's a minor issue. No remote control available on this boombox.....that would have been nice to have, but again, just another minor issue. You get what you pay for and this boombox has decent sound for her tunes. I got her the nice blue boombox and she loves it. It has a built-in handle to carry it around indoors or outdoors. AC/DC powered also. It also has AM/FM radio on it too and radio reception on FM is not too bad. Overall, this is a decent-looking and decent sounding portable basic boombox that does the job it's suppose to do for the price. I gave it 4 stars out of 5 stars mostly due to the difficulty in seeing the CD control button letterings on the front of the unit, otherwise a wonderful little boombox for sure.