I needed a clock radio for my bedside, and had tried two different types, which were were unattractive, had poor sound quality and required rolling half out of bed to operate (one had black buttons on a black cube - impossible to use in the dark). Then I discovered the Echo Show 5. It is BRILLIANT! I bought it with a stand so I could tilt it to the right angle to see from my bed. It's very attractive and can be given a big time display, which dims at night so as not to disturb one's sleep but can still be read through barely open eyes at 2:00 a.m. Because it obeys voice commands there's no need to fiddle with buttons on the unit! The sound quality is FABULOUS for bedroom listening. I listen to music or the radio or an audio book at night and in the morning my wake up alarm is ABC NewsRadio. There's lots more you can do with the software, although there are a few improvements I'd like to see. A better screen resolution would also be great, but for this excellent price, the Echo Show 5 is head and shoulders above anything else out there.