Review Content Great mini workout! I have a small gym in my building and sometimes miss the window of time to get my workout in without anyone else being in there. I was looking for a piece of equipment that I could have in my place, but wanted something I could stick in my closet or laundry room when guests were over. This is exactly what I needed. I am able to hop on it in the evenings while watching TV, or in the morning before work. It was awkward to put together on my own, but I managed it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a piece of equipment to add to their home or office. Not a bad workout I keep this next to my bed so I can get in 20-30 minutes easily while watching the news. My thighs are burning within minutes so I know its doing something. Sure I wish it had a longer stride but you get what you pay for. This is a sturdy well made piece of gear especially for the price. Elipti al with handles Really enjoyable. It uses a small space in my bedroom. I can get right on with little warm up. Fits just about anywhere! I have only used it a few times so far, but it doesnt hurt my knees! Very smooth movement. Definitely feel it in my upper thighs, both front and back. Directions for assembly were very easy to follow. So far I love it! Thank You! Elliptical Machine This elliptical machine has a very short stretch and will not give you the work out you would get with an expensive machine. Its best uses would be in tandem with other types of workouts or to use on a day you were unable to make it to the gym. It does need a mat under it to keep it stable on carpet, and it makes quite a bit of squeaking noise. The handles are adjustable and do not move with the movement of the pedals. The pedals can move smoothly both forwards and backwards. I think for the price it is quite nice if you use it in the way intended. It would not however be a good machine to use for your only workouts. I havent had it long enough to review battery life or durability but it seems to be built pretty well, and I would recommend it. My brother put it together for me, but he did not seem to have much trouble with it; most of it is pre-assembled. Great alternative to gym trip Love using this while I am watching TV. No more guilt in front of the TV! Very compact. VERY USEFUL FOR LIGHT EXERCIZE Use at vacation home, average 15-20 mins 4x/week, mornings. Restrictive steps vs full size eliptical, but still does the job. I removed the handles to allow use of 3# to 8# free weights while walking. The handles may be useful/necessary for someone who has a balance problem, but the footplates seem to be adequate for most. You get a better workout with the freedom of your hands and arms. I would recommend this equipment, but dont expect too much. It gives back what you put into it. Im very happy with it. I dont have anything negative! Its perfect for me. I love it. Ive used it and will continue using it. Nice little elliptical Ive only had this product for a short time but I really enjoy the fact that I can get a good little work out at home if I dont feel like going to the gym. Nice piece of equipment and easy to use! Very nice piece of equipment and easy to use! Great exercise machine in small space I can use it not only for a long stretch of time, but for shorter intervals several times per day. EXERCISE ITS GREAT! Solid, effective This is a nice, stable, quiet machine. The step range on this elliptical s small but effective. Easy to put together, too. A great alternative to walking outside in the snow & rain Easy to assemble. Perfect for Apartment living I workout daily but wanted to add some cardio for additional weight loss. I use this elliptical for 1/2 hour to 1 hour daily. Its great . We live in an apartment so space is everything, and this product works perfectly for me! EXERCISE I DONT EVEN HAVE IT PUT TOGETHER YET BUT I AM SURE ITS A GREAT MACHINE. Nice, efficient, quiet I got this to help with my recovery from hip surgery. Its easy to watch TV while using it, and has helped me regain muscle strength in my legs. Just What I Wanted This was a gift from me to me. Very happy with the stepper. A perfect fit for my small space! Easy to use! Lightweight. Very easy to move when needed. I use it when I dont have time for the gym! My new Home Gym This fits in my family room and doesnt take up much space, getting the best workout right here at home. Space Saver Item is very compact and lightweight. I wish there were velcro straps or a foot cage to keep my feet from sliding. The range of motion is very small. For the price, I would say its a good buy though. Unstable It feels as though I might fall off when using this machine. Even with the handle there to stabilize you it wobbles back and forth and feels like it could fall over while using. My daughter and her friend also were afraid they would fall over. Love it.. Space saver. Easy to have nearby so you actually u Easy to use. Compact. Problems with the instructions. The product is good, but only one part came with the number, and according to the manual all parts came with a number that I never found. Much more than expected! I have been a runner most of my adult life, but have fallen out of habit, and into procrastination. The "orb-elliptical" has been my refuse back into running, but another gym membership was not going to work. I saw the space saving elliptical on Sharper Image web site, and gave it a try. It is amazing! I live in a small cottage, so needed an elliptical to be small and efficient. I workout on it most every day, and the machine is wonderful. It is quiet, small, not heavy to move in front of the TV every day, and it seems very well made. I am thrilled to get back to exercising, and expect to be out running in no time. Wonderful product, compact, and worth every penny! Great indoor workout I love this elliptical! It is quiet, smooth, and compact. I questioned whether or not it would provide a good workout and found that it definitely delivers. I am very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend it. Great little workout I use this on days I cant make it to the gym its great, easy to use doesnt take up much space. Surprised! Love to watch tv while exercising! Great for cardio and strength training! Great value This is great for a good workout Space Saver Like the size. Would be easier to assemble if bags the screws and bolts are in were labeled. Not a bad little workout At first I wasnt sure I was keeping this. But discovered that I was putting my feet too far back on the foot plates so the motion was awkward. Once I actually read the directions and tried again, I was pleasantly surprised that it actually does give a good workout. I can go slow or practically run. I havent yet upped the resistance too much as Im getting used to the feel of it in general. But its an immediate burn in the quads and great cardio. I wanted something small next to my bed that I could use while watching the news morning or night or both. This is a great solution. "I would buy this product again and again I have it in my TV room and use it all the time. So handy!