This is not a bad little speaker for the price. It's not going to blow you away with it's excellent sound but you can hear the news or music. It has mesh on one side where you can put your phone if you don't have some giantnormous one (iPhones work fine) and it zips open if you want to put your phone in there. You can put other stuff there too like keys and stuff so it is handy if you are power walking around your neighborhood.
I am going hiking on the Appalachian Trail this summer for 5 days and think I will take one to put in the tent at night to listen to some "sleep music" on a timer so as not to wear down the phone battery. So, all in all, a good little speaker with a lot of different uses.