Friday, November 30, 2012

Ion Room Rocker Sound Dock Review

Up for review today is the ION Room Rocker. We all love our music, and all of our portable devices make it easy to take our music anywhere. Often times we will store our favorite music and playlist on our portable devices. Having a docking station only makes sense because it does double duty.  Not only does it allow us to play music from our portable devices and charge them at the same time, it also gives us a sound system in a room such as a den, bedroom or kitchen.
Features and specs:

  • Full-range stereo speakers and built-in subwoofer
  • Subwoofer provides enhanced bass and full sound
  • Stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Charging dock connector for iPad, iPhone or iPod
  • Perfect for Android smartphones and tablets
  • 40 watts of total output power
  • Remote control included
    The ION Room Rocker came shipped in an attractive looking color printed box, with pictures and features of the device. Opening up the box revealed the device in molded cardboard to keep it well protected. Included were the docking station, power cord, 3.5mm cord, owner’s manual, and remote control. Construction seemed fairly good, with the plastic dock on top with control panel. The front is the speaker array. The bottom houses the built-in subwoofer, and the rear houses the sound port, the power plug and external line input for a separate portable device such as a cell phone or MP3 player. The enclosure itself appears to be made of wood with a black laminate finish. Fit and finish appear to be quite good.
    The ION Room Rocker performed quite well. Mids and highs had good definition and were quite crisp. I was not expecting much from the small down firing subwoofer. To the contrary, it actually performed quite well giving nice low end extension as well as good punch to the bass. Vocals were very natural sounding. Percussion was very crisp and clean with the mids being fairly smooth and not overly warm.  I was expecting good sound, but not this good.  Ion provided some nice aural nirvana with the Room Rocker, and my room was rocking!  The built-in Bluetooth also linked up with my laptop without a hitch.
    Overall, I was quite impressed with the Room Rocker. Its overall high quality sound was better than the price for the system implied. The ION Room Rocker had a good quality build, provided pretty good sound, and should give years of good use. It definitely lives up to the series name, and will rock your room. It has an MSRP of $149.99, but can be found for a lot less online.  Based on its design, features, quality and performance, the ION Room Rocker has earned our Recommended Award. Congrats! For more details and complete specs, check out their website at