I have dropped it many, many times and it still works perfectly. The user interface is good and the handset easy to set up. The only slight irritation is the jack for a headset is only mono - stereo would have been perfect.
I particularly like the red lights when a signal is overdriven, because they are clearly visible across a room, and the completely box based controls (no software controls at all). The music comes out the other end sounding clean and clear. The needle indicators are a lovely touch and the multiple inputs and outputs mean that you can use phonos, jacks and xlrs to connect to it. Its a robust case too. A great Akai product.