ION Audio Surf Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Is Ready for Summer!

Surf’s up! Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate the sun and heat than by visiting the closest body of water you can find? Enjoy it even more by taking along the new Surf waterproof Bluetooth speaker from ION Audio.

GearDiary ION Audio Surf Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Is Ready for Summer!

Surf from ION Audio/Images by David Goodspeed

Surf is a rugged, durable, floating, IP67-rated waterproof speaker that doubles as a speakerphone. Use the Surf unit to answer that important call without having to get your smartphone out of its waterproof location whether you are kayaking, swimming, lying on the beach, or floating on a raft. Surf will float upright and can survive going under water up to three feet for 30 minutes. And if you get salt water on it from the ocean just rinse it right off. Surf can even be placed on a tripod for different events.

GearDiary ION Audio Surf Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Is Ready for Summer!

ION provides a micro-USB charging cable along with a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo cable for direct connection to the music source. Surf can even be paired to a second unit for enhanced stereo listening options and integrates with your smart device personal assistant. The unit itself is triangular-shaped and features a convenient handle built into the top of the case. It is lightweight and constructed of durable materials covered in a rubberized coating. It features dual full range speakers with bass radiators on the rear for all of your favorite music to play from the 26-watt dynamic power amp.

GearDiary ION Audio Surf Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Is Ready for Summer!

The ION Surf unit is easy to operate and a breeze to set up with your music source. The battery lasts for hours and provides crisp, clear sound reproduction. And did I mention it is waterproof? We took Surf to swim lessons for the grandkids and it was a hit in between sessions. For more information visit www.ionaudio.com to check out Surf and a host of other Bluetooth speaker options. The retail price is $69.99.

GearDiary ION Audio Surf Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Is Ready for Summer!

Source: Review sample provided by the manufacturer

What I Like: Durable construction; lightweight; ease of use

What Needs Improvement: Nothing, works as needed


About the Author

David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.