I bought the SBX-300 last week here on woot and I'm very satisfied with it. At $40, you can't beat it. Yes, Apple has discontinued the 30pin connector, but I was recently given a 1st gen 64gig iPad and it works great. It's like having a jukebox in my house! The sound quality is pretty good--not as good as my Logitech s715i, but well worth the price. Thinking about buying another one for my wife's classroom.