My wife has been wanting one of these for a while. We bought an older model years ago, but returned it because of the size, cost, and TCO with pods at the time. This unit went on sale for a great price, and because of the compact size, and ease of use, I decided to purchase it for her to fill the void returning the old one left.
The new one is a little slimmer than the full-size units by several inches. It fits on the narrow drawers nicely. You operate it by first powering it on, lifting the water reservoir area and filling it up to 10oz. Then, lifting the pod container causes the water to be brought into the heating chamber. Pop your pod in, close it, and press brew. It takes a few minutes to warm up, but I believe it's only around 2min max. When it starts brewing, it's very silent. I did find the pod container a little more difficult to close than the bigger units due to the design. That, and the fact I can't fit a larger mug under it are the only 2 negatives I really have about this unit.
Overall, it's a great, inexpensive solution for someone looking to use K-Cups occasionally. If you have the space, and find yourself using several pods a day, you might invest in the bigger guys with the water reservoir, as they deliver faster results. For someone who has 1 or less a day, this is a great solution.