Although this Series II model is primarily an aesthetic upgrade over the original Pure One Mini, it's a worthwhile one that solves a pair of that model's problems. It no longer looks or feel cheap or tacky - so while the sound quality may not have improved, the desirability factor has. The scale and volume of the radio's output are a little limited, but the sound it otherwise well-balanced and punchy. On its own, it's a great affordable radio that won't take up the whole work surface in your kitchen. Matched with the B1 battery pack, it's a great diddy device for a holiday, picnic or road trip.