The styling fits nicely between "too-old-fashioned table radio" and "too-techno, too-portable" boom box. The sound is fine for a radio in this class and price range; you won't be impressed, but it is clear and loud enough, with good range. I'm not a heavy streaming music user, but the Bluetooth setup was as easy and functional as it is with any other device. Too be honest, I bought this mostly so that I could listen to the local news and weather while I fixed breakfast before work, and enjoy programs on NPR from my La-Z-Boy on the weekends. It does that just fine.
Where it falls down is in the details, the "user experience". I generally have to press the power button 2 or even 3 times to get it to come on (this could be just my unit, but watch for it). The station presets are as easy to program as on any other radio, but there are no numbered buttons to recall them, just a single button that cycles through the stations. Take note that it only goes one way: if you're listening to preset 5 and you want to change to preset 3, you have to press the button at least 8 times: switch from 5 to 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, then start over back at 1, 2, and finally 3. Sometimes when I start that process, from preset 5, the display initially shows that I am on preset 5; other times, the first press reveals preset 1 and I have to start from there. The volume control is a round, knurled knob as you might expect, but it doesn't "rotate" to adjust the volume; you turn it a 1/4-turn to the right or left until it stops, then push it further to "click" and adjust the *digital* volume by one number, up or down. At least setting the time is as simple as it gets: there is no clock.
For the price I paid, I was expecting a better design. As it is, it does what I need it to, and looks nice enough doing it, so I've kept it, and I'll put up with the interface quirks. It was just surprising, in this age of fairly uniform electronics control designs, to find these few idiosyncrasies.