I picked this up mostly because of the low price point, without high hopes having been stung with the old "you get what you pay for" addage more than once. Happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out! First off, it's roughly the size of a tablet, so should be able to slide into any gearbag right along side your laptop no problem. The fact that it already has the soundcard built in is amazing, due to the lack of space, but it works just fine. Setup took a little bit of figuring out, and I wasn't that impressed with the documentation, but after some fiddling around, I figured out my settings and such (the Mixtrack Edge falls under the single soundcard setting, not with other controllers that have ASIO drivers, etc). The one major problem I had was, once I got it plugged in and selected, I was getting no sound via either the headphone port or speakers. A big head scratcher for sure, since everything seemed squared away, and the wave forms in Virtual DJ were running just fine (instead of locking up or stuttering as they can when there's an audio problem). I use VDJ Pro with my full sized controllers (NS6, Dennon 3700s etc) and use a skin that doesn't include the mix knobs, since I have them physically manifested. Once I switched back to the stock skin on VDJ, I noticed that the Edge had turned down ALL my gains and levels! Once I adjusted those, it worked perfectly. The faders are smooth, most of the controls are pretty intuitive, and once you get the search/browse feature figured out, you're well on your way. The jogwheels take a littel getting used to, and while techincally you COULD scratch with it, it's definitely never going to be your go-to device for doing so. Anyone used to doing so on ANY other controller will not be impressed to say the least. If you're just looking to do some mixing, or working a gig like a wedding or a trivia night or something along those lines where all you need is a quick tactile way to search,mix and toss in some effects, or if you're just looking to work with some music, set some cue points, figure out transitions and that sort of thing (especially in a limited space with minimal equipment) this is the gadget for you!