I really enjoy using my Shift3 while I am out in the yard with my grandchildren or doing yard work. It is wonderful for playing the ITunes Radio (GotRadio stations are great). I haven't had a chance to use it with my IPod but it looks simple to do. The only thing I wish it did come with would be the 6 volt plug in for the transmitter. I seem to go through a lot of AAA batteries for some reason. The distance it transmit seems to be a lot longer than the distance advertised. My husband walked two houses down before it started having any interferance. Also, when I let him, my husband uses it in his shop when he is tinkering back there. We had talked about putting outdoor speakers up, but when I came across this it seemed more versatile and it has worked out great. Also, because of being able to direct which way the music goes, it is easy to make sure the music doesn't disturb the entire neighborhood. Would recommend to anyone who likes to listen to music or radio outside.