Right away you can tell that this unit has been tested to comply with international standards in the correct way. While this unit is designed in the USA but made in China, it is properly marked for CE and other standards. It clearly states on the unit that it is made in China. Each and every one of these markings is the law which some companies simply flout and don't seem to care about. The standards are there to ensure conformity and to ensure that the RF is kept to a minimum, that the units are electrically safe and of course to inform customers where the equipment originated. Many companies don't like to tell you that their product is made in China for some reason. The Kemper amplifier also had the correct markings on it but in the case of the Axe-FX II that unit that I bought had neither CE markings or country of origin on the unit. I believe that later after I bought it to their attention that they did update that. And so they should.
Compact does not alway mean stripped down, at least not with the feature packed Vox Lil' Looper. This compact two footswitch footswitch pedal has most of the features found on bigger loopers while retaining a temptingly affordable price tag. Having two independent loops was impressive enough for a pedal this size, but it did not stop with just that, Vox was able to stuff it with essential features like record, playback, overdub and even quantize. This makes the Lil' Looper viable for performances, without the bulk and the extra cost.