I purchased this using a $30 coupon - which made it a very reasonable purchase. It was really just to replace a clock radio for my bedside table because the LED light was too bright! The Echo Dot cleverly controls the illumination based on ambient light - perfect! Using iHeart Radio means i have a huge number of am and fm radio options - perfect. AND, no problem setting alarms or wake ups because Alexa manages that - no need searching for instructions - perfect!