Whats so Special About The Ion Block Rocker Bluetooth? Decide For Yourself, Here’s The Review!
Ion Block Rocker Bluetooth Review
Review By Scott Borras
In this article I’ll talk about Ion’s next addition to the Ion Block Rocker range.
The Ion Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Sound System With Integrated Wireless Technology.
If you loved the Ion Block Rocker then youll love the newest one! This latest edition comes with some neat upgrades such as the Bluetooth capability which allows you to connect easily with other Bluetooth-enabled devices and allows control from a distance or leave your device safely in the built-in cradle
The pairing process has been made nice and simple because the block rocker will automatically go into pairing mode when powered on.
Then simply choose your speaker from the Bluetooth settings and when the devices are paired, the built in LED will light up.
Ion Block Rocker AM/FM Radio
It allows you to listen to your favourite radio stations for music or sports, and comes with an extra long antenna to ensure a decent reception (nothing worse than a radio that doesn’t tune in!)
This antenna also folds away when not being used to prevent any damage.
Next Generation Portable Speaker
On the previous block rocker I have to say for the money it costs, I was impressed with the sound quality.
I usually pay many 100s-1000s for quality sound but this had impressive sound quality for its price range.
The only thing I found was I couldn’t turn it up full blast because it distorted a little so I had to have the volume slightly below maximum.
The new Next Generation Portable Speaker on block rocker Bluetooth is better quality and handles the sound better at high volume but, I still can’t go full power (Just shy of full volume.)
Then I could be being over critical considering the price tag, though it still beats many other portable systems and others can cost considerably more.
The device is still powerful enough for small to medium sized venues and projects sound to an impressive 150 ft or the distance of an average sized football pitch or 45.72 meters.
For Musicians And Karaoke Lovers
Still a great buy for people that love to perform in front of crowds or just with friends! This device is plenty powerful enough for bands (Connect More Than One Block Rocker Together) and double or triple your sound.
Connect any electric instrument with the 6.35mm (1/4”) Mono input and also has a 3.5mm (1/8”) input for CD players, MP3 players and other audio devices. PA equipment for musicians can have a heavy price tag so if you can’t afford it yet, the block rocker is fantastic for rehearsing and performing live.
Its also a huge amount of fun at parties for Karaoke. Use the microphone that comes as part of the package or use your own microphone (wireless mics to if you have them.)
Take It Anywhere!
Again the new block rocker has the luggage style wheels and the telescopic handles and only weighs 14 kg (3 kg lighter than its predecessor) so its super portable and still as durable as the last model.
The built-in rechargeable battery still boasts a full 12 hour playback time at full volume with only a 4 hour charge time.
Though I personally have not had any problems, some people have reported that the battery stopped holding a charge after about 1-2 years, but customers have also reported that spare batteries are readily available for around $20.
Others spare parts are also available with relative ease. Theses customers have not hesitated to buy batteries and still love the block rocker experience.
For those who are more visual here is a video review of The Ion Block Rocker Bluetooth out of the box!
Ok, So Heres Whats In The Box!
- BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH
- Microphone with mic cable
- 1/8” to 1/8” cable
- Power Cable (standard IEC)
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety Instructions & Warranty
- Information Booklet
Cost is $200 but you can get one with a 10% discount and delivered within 24 hours from Amazon.
A really handy and fun piece of technology to have at your disposal.
Thanks for reading and I hope this review helped!