No "unboxing video" here, just what I have personally experienced in 48 hours of ownership. I picked up this radio at HRO on Sat. First order of business was to get a list of Southern Cal C4FM repeaters. I have 4 Fusion repeaters on 70cm and three, 2 meter repeaters within reach. I am a couple miles from Disneyland. This is not my first C4FM radio, but at the same time, I am far from an experienced operator and that leads to the "book", you know, when all else fails, READ THE BOOK THAT CAME WITH THE RADIO. Someone with no experience with digital will find the user guide to be seriously lacking The automatic repeater shift works like a champ, the PL needs to be set manually unless you wait for an incoming TX and let the radio set it up automatically. Yes, it's maybe premature to say this, but the BATTERY SUCKS! It was close to dead when I took it out of the box. With the radio turned on, I can't tell if it's charging, when turned off, "Charging" is on the LCD and will go blank when the charge cycle is complete. I took the radio with me this morning with a full charge. I keyed up a few times to see if I could hit the Irvine repeater and could not from my office. As I drove home keyed up a few more times (short transmissions) and got that repeater to chirp, so I know it works. I drove home and added 3 more frequencies (manually programming) and before I could finish the battery icon showed 50% battery life and then a short time later, completely died. I bought the Rapid Charger. It uses the same wall wart that comes with the radio. The book says 6 hours with the supplied charger and less than 1 hour with the Rapid Charger. With the radio turned on and the radio in the drop charger, no charging will happen, or so it appears anyway. I had the radio turned on in my car with a charging cable attached, with the expectation the battery would remain fully charged in this state, again it looks like it will not charge when the radio is on and I really don't like that. I can turn on my FT-60 and place it in the drop charger and it will run 24/7 and if I did need to pull the radio, it would have a full charge as go out to "save the world", not so with the FT-70. HRO reports at the present time, no extra batteries are available. The speaker delivers a clear, strong signal with plenty of volume on tap. Speaking of volume, I am already not liking the need for two hands to adjust the volume, left hand to hold down the volume button and the right hand to turn the knob. Will I keep the radio? Yes. Most of the C4FM repeaters in So California are quiet, not dead, just very quiet.