If you are one who plans to hold a tailgate party, then you should consider having the best choice of a tailgater’s pile of cool tools and devices. Of course, in a tailgate party, you better have the loudest sound for you to keep the party going and fun for a long period of time. So one of the best devices a tailgater should bring with him are portable speakers!
One you could have for your tailgate party is the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker. We were really amazed with this portable Bluetooth speaker. It has great, big, loud sound, super long battery life, cool rugged design, and easy connectivity. It also comes with a microphone to add more twist on your memorable tailgate party!
We would not deprive ourselves from getting the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker for us so we ordered and purchased one. Here is our experience with this portable Bluetooth speaker. Read our review of the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker below.
Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Performance
Surely you wouldn’t believe how the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker performs. Me, myself was really surprised and amazed with this portable Bluetooth speaker.
Whether you are out with your friends, partying by the beach, listening to music while lying down near the campfire, or just simply streaming soft music in your bedroom, we would say that the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the right one for your needs. The Ion Audio Tailgater produces overwhelmingly powerful sound thanks to its 61/2-inch woofer, tweeter, and 50-watt amplifier. The sound coming out from this portable Bluetooth speaker was very crisp and clear. The highs and the mids were also full that makes the sound very detailed, without any distortions. So even if you will be outdoors, there’s no problem hearing the music you are streaming. The Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker indeed has a very BIG sound.
When it comes to sound performance, one thing we did not appreciate was the bass output. When we played some of our bass intensive tracks, the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker did not catch up well. The bass response was quite short and weak for its great, big sound.
Another feature we love was its battery life. The Ion Audio Tailgater has a very long battery life and it is so far the portable Bluetooth speaker we reviewed that has a battery life of up to 50 hours. The Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker is equipped with a 12-volt, 5000mAh SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) battery. This will surely keep the tailgate party going for a very long hour. Aside from that, you can use this portable Bluetooth speaker to recharge your smartphones and other devices, so in other words, you can use it as a powerbank.
Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Design
At first look, you will mistake the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker as a guitar amplifier. But it isn’t. This is what makes this portable Bluetooth speaker eye-catching and cool.
The Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker is designed to look awesome, solid, and rugged. It measures at 12½ x 9⅖ x 12⅘ inches and weighs 16 pounds. It may not be one of the lightest portable Bluetooth speakers, or something that you can really carry around all day, but still this one is definitely worth it because of its amazing sound quality. The exterior of the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker is made tough too in order to avoid damages to it, especially that you will be using it outdoors. It is made with reinforced corners to allow it to withstand unnecessary drops and bumps that are very usual to happen during any outdoor activities like a tailgate party.
We found it also to look very modern. The Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker features a large LCD display that shows you all of the system’s functionalities (such as the system status, radio frequency, and battery level). On its front panel, you will also find the standard controls such as the Play/Pause, Skip Track, Radio, Bluetooth, Volume controls, and ports for USB, Aux, and Mic.
Lastly, this portable Bluetooth speaker also doubles as a radio player. So if you are not on the mood to stream your saved music, then you can simply turn on its radio function.
Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Connectivity
We found its connectivity to be very easy and convenient. To connect your devices, you can simply use three options: Bluetooth, NFC, or 3.5mm Aux input.
We did not encounter any problem connecting and using it with our smartphones. First, we used Bluetooth as a mode to connect and what we did was turn on our device’s Bluetooth, press the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker’s Bluetooth button, search for each connections, then pair. Just as simple as that.
We also found the NFC capability of the Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Especially if you have the latest devices that feature NFC, then you can use this mode of connection. With the NFC, all you just need to do is tap you device to the portable Bluetooth speaker and voila, you’re connected.
Lastly, if you prefer using wired connections then there is no problem. You can make use of its 3.5mm Aux input and place your connected device on its own dedicated groove.
|Great, big, and loud sound||Weak bass response|
|50-hour battery life|
|Cool and rugged design|