As one of the other reviewers mentioned, my iHome iD99 stopped charging through the docks after a few weeks. I contacted iHome support and they replied very quickly stating that I should use compressed air to clean the docks (which didn't really help) and remove the battery. Once I removed the battery and put it back in, essentially performing a hard reboot, both docks started charging again immediately. It's only been a day since I performed the reboot so hopefully this was a one-time occurrence. As for the clock/radio functions it is a little difficult to navigate; however, the free "iHome Set" App makes it much, much easier. I would suggest downloading that app to your iPhone or iPad as soon as you get the clock rather than trying to navigate the buttons on the device. As for design, Dock 1 doesn't play nice with bigger/thicker iPhone cases so you can always use Dock 2 or the USB connector.
I really enjoy this product. It's the first sound dock I have purchased, I use it as a stereo not a alarm. It is good for a medium sized bedroom. The sound quality is pretty good for the price and more than enough considering its size. If you want big sound it will cost you big money.