- Superior sound: 6 12 inch 2-way speaker delivers a full-range sound and internal amplifier energizes your Alexa experience with up to 50x power; Bass boost pumps up the low end for room-filling sound
- The power of Alexa: Utilize Alexa to make calls, play music, and more wherever you go
- Easy pair Bluetooth connectivity: Easy pair links your NFC enabled smartphone with a single tap & streams music wirelessly to this portable speaker from any Bluetooth enabled device
- Keep your Echo dot powered wherever you go: Built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 50 hours of fun; dedicated Echo dot power ports; USB port for charging any other USB device
- Everything you need: Includes remote control, AM/FM radio with presets, Microphone with cable for Karaoke, and even an Aux input for connecting non-Bluetooth devices
Sound is good and plenty loud for a party. Can hear a block away. Big speaker but not too heavy to lift. Rolls nicely on wheels. I measured top volume to be 73 decibels but I didn't add bass boost to that. Bluetooth connects easily and from some distance. I also tried similar EcoXGear speaker. That one is heavy to lift into car, but more rugged. It got to 83 decibels. Didn't have a microphone but could take one. Ion includes a mic. About equal sound quality between the two speakers. I recommend either, depending on your needs.
This is my second Ion Block Rocker. My first one lasted about 10 years. We had years of enjoyment with it and decided it was time for an upgrade. I have to add that I had to reach out to ION customer service regarding my first Block Rocker, they we’re fantastic and helped me to become a repeat customer. Just got this Block Rocker Plus today. Blue Tooth connected easily to my IPhone. It came almost fully charged out of the box. I’ve tried it for a few hours in the House and it Rocks! We’ll use this outside around our fire pit, in the garage and for parties. The sound is clear and crisp. I didn’t crank it up past 1/4 volume, but at 100 watts, I know it will blast! The radio works well without an antenna indoors. I expect it to work even better when I set it up outdoors. ION has exceeded my expectations once again.
The features are great. The speakers weren't. For normal use I'd say the stock speakers included are more than sufficient.Alas.... I work in a factory. The average decibel rating of the machines are 75db.The high end of the stock speakers where loud but they weren't clear and crisp. So I upgraded the tweeter and the subwoofer. 600w rms 8" dual voice coil sub by Planet Audio (also sold on ). The sub fit right in with some longer screws. The tweeter required some minor alterations to the speaker itself but fit afterwards. All of the wired connections (not on the speakers) where secured with an epoxy which seemed neat so they don't vibrate apart. Upon re sealing the box I replaced the epoxy with General silicone.The telescoping handle and wheels are awesome. No issues there.By a different owner of the same style unit it was brought to my attention the rubber feet parallel to the wheels where poorly adhered so I removed them and gobbed in some more general purpose silicone =) now they will stay forever!The radio feature seems pretty weak on the antenna. Local strong channels have a hard time being received.The < > buttons for song select (radio tuning) work with song apps (Spotify user).The Bluetooth range is definitely nice. About 100 feet without losing Bluetooth connection (not through walls)I ended up getting it through warehouse after a customer bought and returned it for $120. Came in perfect condition.Yes I painted it.That's all folks hope this helps =)
I carry this speaker along with a couple of FiFine wireless mics (K037B wireless headset and lavalier lapel and K025 handheld. No affiliation with that company, but they are popular purchases so I wanted to mention this). I needed something that could operate without being plugged in, but I wanted something more powerful than the typical voice amplifier speakers. I knew that this would be bigger than ideal, but also that it would add a lot of utility. I can plug my laptop in through the AUX input, connect my phone or iPad with Bluetooth, and use any mic that plugs in or can be adapted to the 1/4" input.This isn't a $500 Bose speaker, but it didn't cost $500 either, so set your expectations. With the Bass Boost on, the sound quality for streaming music is admirable at normal volumes. Having separate volume controls for the master and the mic allows me to voice-over a video that's playing from my laptop, or to call guests back in from a meeting break while we have some background music playing. The ability to adjust mic and master is also nice and easy to explain to a helper without the complication of a 10-channel mixing board!Setup was easy and intuitive. I held down the Bluetooth button, and the speaker showed up instantly to pair on my phone. AM/FM radio functionality isn't much value to me, but it picks up a good signal and you can set 10 presets.Included wired mic seems serviceable, though I don't plan to use it unless I have problems with the wireless units. I'm glad that the mic isn't hard-wired, so that you can unplug it when not in use, or use other mics.Battery came charged. Not sure what to expect, but I wanted to at least make sure I could get 4-5 hours out of it (advertised 8-10). After six hours of continued playback of streaming audio via Bluetooth, the battery meter still showed 25% charge, which should be more than adequate for me. It has a USB port for charging (1 amp, so better than 0.5, but not as fast as 2.1). I can imagine this would have a small impact on battery life.Early rating of 5 stars. It seems extremely well built, and sometimes when I look at it next to my Bose Revolve Bluetooth speaker, I can't believe that the Tailgater cost $75 less! That being said, you can't throw this in your computer bag or backpack. I wish it was more compact, but that's no fault of the product or the seller. As advertised (or better!).
This block rocker plus kicks ass. We got to use this for the first time at my daughters wedding rehearsal dinner. It was the hit of the party. We didn’t only use the microphone that came with it, we blasted the music all night long. I recommend this for all occasions. Can’t wait to do some karaoke night.