The volume and sound is great for this size device and price point. It's size color and shape help it blend in anywhere in your house. I haven't had it long enough to speak to its longevity, but compared to others I have bought in the past it's worth the buy already. Two negatives: the voice speaking the instructions like "Bluetooth connected " is very hard to understand, and if you get a phone call or other interruption it tends to disconnect/confuse the bluetooth so your music stops, instead of connecting the call on the speaker. I ordered this online and was able to have it shipped to my local Sears store.