It is teeny-tiny, fits in the palm of my hand. That means tiny buttons, impossible to use in the dark while half-asleep. Might be OK for travel, but not for everyday use. The radio is FM only, no AM band. The radio is not loud even on max volume, won't wake you up. Poor reception for me, but this could be a placement issue. The radio controls are not intuitive and require multiple steps to change channels, volume, etc.