I am a retired teacher now subbing, and a Bible study leader. My iPad is a wonderful tool for multi-media in both those situations, but I just couldn't play it loud enough for a classroom of not so quiet 1st graders or a Bible study with hard of hearing seniors. I tried the Jawbone Jambox, but it wasn't loud enough for my needs. The seniors just looked at me and smiled, which means they couldn't hear it. I just received the iW1. While the overall sound isn't overwhelming, in terms of volume, it will do the job. iHome does not apparently have a user forum, at least not an official one, so my friends here are my best bet. The iW1 is essentially 12"x7"x3". The really attractive thing about it for my needs is it's portability. It is chargeable and wireless, which is awesome, but iHome doesn't have any accessories, particularly, something to carry it around in without damaging it. If you have any suggestions, or have also purchased the iW1 and found a solution, please let me know. Thanks!