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ION Tailgater Compact Speaker System Review

Here is a speaker system for the no-nonsense tailgater. No one wants to leave their vehicle running during the whole tailgating session. The ION Tailgater is perfect for serious tunes pretty much anywhere! Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links.

ION Tailgater Compact Speaker System


It’s summer! That means graduations, weddings, BBQ’s, sporting events, pool parties… just PARTIES galore! There is always something going on and music is usually welcomed. Sometimes it can be hard to find a portable speaker system capable of blasting the tunes loud and long enough for a larger group.


The ION Tailgater is big enough to mean business, but still easily portable. The built-in side handles make it easy to carry. We have had it all over our house – indoors and out. I had it in my bedroom for a while to blast music while I get ready. Mike had it in the screened-in porch while he BBQ’s. We both enjoyed it in the yard and on the deck while we swim in the pool. And, we even had it on the back of the truck while we cleaned Mike’s work car.

ion tailgater speaker system

I like to use it with my iPod. It allows me to blast all of my favorite songs! The sound quality is excellent even when the volume is turned up all the way. That’s something I always hated with some other speakers – sometimes the clarity decreases as the volume increases – not the case here. Mike prefers to listen to AM radio (blech) and that comes in nice and clear, too. The dock fits most iPod models and iPhone. The AM/FM radio is built in. There are also inputs for using the included microphone or other audio sources.

ion tailgater speaker system

Speaking of the microphone… haha… I have been having a lot of fun with it. Of course it would be great for hosting a speaking event. Since that’s not happening over here, I like to use it to make requests of my husband. When the speaker system is plugged in upstairs to charge, I will use the microphone to talk to Mike in the basement. I will say things like, “Hey husband, can you please get in the shower so we are not late again…”. Things like that. I also like to sing along to my favorite songs when I am home alone. You can adjust the volume of the mic separately, so that’s a nice feature, too.

ion tailgater speaker system

Once the unit is fully charged it can last for up to 12 hours. That is perfect for tailgating! We can bring it onto our boat, too. Like I said, we have had it everywhere and it’s awesome!

The heavy duty construction of this speaker shows that it’s built to last. We can look forward to many years of fun with it! I would highly suggest everyone get one for all family functions and entertaining events! Visit ION Audio for a huge selection of audio equipment!

Lily Kwan

Sunday 8th of July 2012

I would like to try the Type N’ Slide Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case.

brian e.

Sunday 8th of July 2012

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the MOBILE LP (iPTUSB) WHITE Portable LP Conversion System

heather c

Sunday 8th of July 2012

The iDJ 2 Go is tops on my list!

Veronica Garrett

Sunday 8th of July 2012

The Water Rocker caught my eye.

paige jagan

Sunday 8th of July 2012

i like the icade

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