Mine has ridden in a canvas pouch in a pocket in the fabric top of my roller bag for the last 18 months. In other words, not an awful lot separating it from the knocks of the world. When I used it today, it was still unbroken.
But maybe I am extra gentle -- my Klipsch computer speakers received the same kind of reviews for being fragile, and they have worked flawlessly for years!
Good to hear, Rob. I tend to think that people who are strongly dissatisfied are more likely to write Amazon reviews anyway. So I'll order!