Only had it for a few days but in that time it's operated perfectly. Setup was very simple and the smartphone application is easy to use and comprehensive. I use it in the bedroom and the auto brightness works well enough for me and means the clock is clear yet but overpowering at all times of day. Works well as an alarm and is plenty loud enough. The speaker is best classed as adequate but is more than sufficient for occasional music or talk radio use. Would certainly recommend although as others have said it does feel overpriced.