Ion Audio Party Starter Speaker Review
The Ion Audio Party Starter is a very small and compact portable speaker that supports Bluetooth. This makes it easy to connect with your smartphone, tablet, computer or any Bluetooth-supported gadget, and stream music wirelessly. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery that charges through a USB cable (included) which makes it very portable and easy to use. The battery is reported to last for about 90 minutes, depending on how loud you play the sound. If you crank it up to full volume, it will probably not last that long. You can also plug in an AUX cable and use it as a speaker for any type of mp3 player.
The design is similar to the mac desktop computer. A round black cylinder shape with a glossy finish. The ION logo is on the front facing you, with the speaker above it. On the top is the LED dome that shines bright lights in red, green and blue. The inside of the dome has a prism-type construction that emits lights onto the ceiling and is synchronized with the music it plays. That is pretty much all there is to the Party Starter. Not a complicated machine, and it does what it is supposed to do.
In order to use this with a karaoke system, just use any type of device to play your karaoke files, like a smartphone, tablet or computer, and connect this to play the sound. Then you have a monitor that displays the lyrics, and the Party Starter will play the sound and light up the room.
- Super compact
- Supports Bluetooth
- Aux input
- LED dome emits fancy lights
- Rechargeable battery by USB
- Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.48 x 2.48 inches
- Weight: 6.6 ounces
To conclude, the Ion Audio Party Starter is a very small, compact and lightweight speaker with Bluetooth and AUX and a fancy light system. For adults, I would recommend a bigger system, perhaps the other Ion Audio products we have reviewed on this website, such as the Party Time or the Party Rocker Live. But for children or teens it could be a perfect fit to play music in the living room, or even in their own rooms. The average rating on Amazon is 3.9 out of 5 (rating as of 15 June 2016).