Ivation Acoustix IPX7 Review
Ivation launched the Acoustix IPX7 as the ultimate outdoor Bluetooth speaker. This speaker is handy because of its portable size. It also has flip-up handles on each end which you can conveniently pop up to hang the device using the carabineer lanyard that comes free with the product. More importantly, the Ivation Acoustix IPX7 is designed to be waterproof, making it resistant to splashes and accidental submersion in water. It also stands out because of its clear LED display which is a feature that’s rare in compact speakers.
The Ivation Acoustix IPX7 can be easily connected to your phones, tablets, and PC via Bluetooth. Setting up is fairly straightforward. The LED display shows you the current mode (Bluetooth/FM/AUX), details of the song playing, FM radio channel, battery level, volume, and incoming caller ID. You can speak through the device when answering calls using the built-in microphone. Other than wireless calls, Ivation Acoustix IPX7 also offers call waiting and last call redial, which are made easy by the clear LED display.
A fully charged speaker offers 9 hours of straight use on maximum volume. Charging the device takes no more than 3 hours and is made hassle-free with the flat type tangle-free USB cable inclusive of the package. Apart from being reliable, it is also durable. The Ivation Acoustix IPX7 is designed with stainless steel black grilles for a contemporary look. It is reinforced with a rubber-like finish for impact resistance. The IPX7 code is an indication that the speaker is dustproof and waterproof. You also need not worry about losing the device when in open water because it can float.
Though it is clear that the basic features of the product are promising, it is only as good as the sound it makes. Fortunately, the Ivation Acoustix IPX7 offers excellent sound quality. The solid basses and distinct trebles echo with precision when the device is wet or dry. Each device is equipped with two sets of 4-watt speaker cones offering a loud and powerful auditory experience. This is perfect when you are outdoors and the sound is not contained.
However, some users may find it a bit too loud. Probably the only drawback of this speaker is that it offers poor control in the lower volume range. The lowest default volume level can be heard from across three rooms. This can easily be overcome by adjusting the volume on the audio source itself, but lowering the decibels to a mild level when using the built-in FM radio is not possible with the onboard controls.
The Ivation Acoustix IPX7 can be purchased under $100, which is a good value considering its features. Overall, it is a worthy addition to your outdoor gear. It is easy to carry around, waterproof, has good sound quality, and long battery life. With the Ivation Acoustix IPX7, you can enjoy listening to your favorite music while hiking, camping, or fishing. This speaker also fits well when used at home. It’s ideal for parties or dancing like no one’s watching.