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ION Audio - Tailgater Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

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Take your music anywhere with this Ion Audio Tailgater portable speaker. It connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth, letting you stream your favorite playlist, and it has a built-in radio for local broadcasts. This Ion Audio Tailgater portable speaker is water-resistant, so you can take it to the beach or pool.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • ION Audio Tailgater Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (126 out of 135)

    Features


    Connect wirelessly from a distance

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device. NFC technology enables one-touch pairing.

    Rechargeable lead acid battery

    Play your favorite tunes for up to 50 hours on a full charge.

    IPX4 water-resistant

    To enable use at the beach or by the pool.

    77Hz - 20kHz frequency response

    Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.

    Take your show on the road

    Built-in carrying handle enables easy portability.

    Auxiliary audio input

    Allows simple wired connectivity.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Heavy Duty Speaker

      Posted
      MsFuzz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Small, portable, good volume. Bluetooth compatibility is questionable - works great with the cellphone, not so much with a computer (could be software on the computer). Had this out in the rain with no issues. Radio is difficult to pickup in areas with limited reception as there is no antenna to pickup signal. Can use the microphone with the radio/aux at the same time - so you could use it for karaoke or to narrate over audio. Charge does last close to 30 hours, takes few hours to recharge and you can continue to use while plugged in. Does not connect via usb - usb is only able to use as a charge port.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      PERFECT for instructors!

      Posted
      Robbed
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Water aerobics and kickboxing classes are splashy and loud and if you use music from a boombox you have to fight over that noise also when you are instructing. The ion Tailgater sport comes with a microphone and separate volume knob no longer do you fight over your own music and it is plenty loud enough your class can hear you. It has Bluetooth capability 3. 5 mm wire USB port even AM FM radio. It's not very heavy can take it anywhere like a park and is industry standard water resistant.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound

      Posted
      Lupo
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My girlfriend and I bought this because it has a radio receiver in it, we use it in the back of the truck when we go to the drive in where they transmit the sound over the radio airwaves. We can Bluetooth our music it to it while we wait on the movie to start. The sound is excellent and we have no problems picking up the radio transmission. We’ve taken it out to bonfires as well and are totally happy with the purchase. Being rechargeable is the other big plus for this item, it will last several hours, we have never ran the battery completely down. I highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Speaker!

      Posted
      JoeR
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This thing is great! I am honestly surprised with how much I like it. I have a Bose Soundlink III and I rarely use it anymore as I use the Ion instead. The ion can just get way louder and works much better in a garage or outside setting. It doesn't get drowned out. The sound quality is good as well. I use the radio as well and that works fine, other than it has trouble picking up weaker stations. An antenna would fix this issue. I also like the usb plug for charging my phone while I am playing music to the speaker.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Battery life ?

      Posted
      Caliber50curt
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great speaker, but battery life no where near the 50 hours as advertised. Called tech support. Fast, friendly, and very informative! Explained situation replacement battery sent. One ? How do you get 50 hours from a 20 hour battery? I played just radio, then Bluetooth still same results around 14 hours continuous play which is longer than I plan to party overall. I caught mine on sale for the price, and features. In my opinion a solid buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great portable sound, good battery

      Posted
      Adam
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This thing is great, has great sound, can be cranked up really loud, easily portable, very pleased, great value for the money. I have not really tested the waterproof-ness of it yet, but we have been using it around the pool for a few months, so I am sure it has been splashed. the battery seems to last forever on this thing, we can run it for about 3 day (a full weekend) out by the pool before it needs to be charged.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ill be making 2 reveiws

      Posted
      John

      I first bought the tailgater express a month ago i like it a lot not loud enough for a machine shop it ok if you have a job that your not moving around when your in one place it good butt not loud enough for moving to job too job so that brings me too the sport now that took care of the problem it louder make sure you put your ear plugs in lol it very loud don’t even have too have it all the way up just over the half i stream a lot on my tablet for music for work very happy with both of them i buy them over again

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for the Beach

      Posted
      RomeoV
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      We purchased this to be able to have some music playing on the beach. The sound is allright, i was hoping for something more booming. When you plug the mic in, you kind of have to turn it up all the way to hear yourself. This works best playing music, though i wish for the price i paid that the speakers could have been louder. If they were i would have given 4 stars. Good thing is it is portable! Rechargeable! Durable!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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