I love this little thing in my car! The bottom portion of the legs on the sides push in so it can fit in just about any cup holder (I have a mini cooper, so they are a bit smaller than some vehicles, and this fits nice and secure). It has a mid-range of sounds and noises it alters through (about 6-7). Whenever it is plugged in, or a device is plugged into it, it will activate the sounds and the head will turn around. I haven't had any connection issues with mine either, and it works great so I can charge my devices. The cable for the cigarette lighter is a decent length, but not long enough to where you could put your R2 unit in the back seat, but plugged in the front. You'd be better off keeping it in a front-seat cup holder and leaving the cord bound-up with a twist-tie. Overall, great and fun product (with functionality too!) if you're a Star Wars fan. There is also an R2-D2 version in blue.