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Portable iPhone Speaker

Updated on September 17, 2013

Block Rocker - Portable Speaker

I don't know about you but if I want to listen to music on my iPhone or other MP3 player with family or friends, I don't want us all crowded around some small portable speaker system that everyone has to stay completely quiet just to hear a song.

Back in the 80's (when I was younger) long before smartphones and MP3 players where even around we all use to use our radio cassette players to listen to our favourite music. However times change and so does technology.

Now I know there I numerous portable iPhone speakers out there for you to choose and buy, however personally I never felt they were powerful enough!

Then a year or so ago, my wife brought me a Block Rocker speaker. To be honest it was mainly brought to help with my sports coaching that I am involved in. I actually used it the very first time to run a Bleep Test for my rugby squad during pre-season Summer training. However once the players got over that shock they soon discovered how much more fun training was with music playing in the back ground. It helped them start to enjoy the training sessions.

For me what I love is the power of the speaker, very impressive. We actually used it for a Quiz Night recently and it worked extremely well.

My team also use the speaker to listen to music before a match to get them all gee'd up. Our favourite tune is 'Ace Of Spades' Check out Amazons Mp3 list.

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How We Use Ours

So apart from using our Block Rocker at training sessions and before matches to get the players going (so to speak) we also use it when groups of us go out for days out in the Summer, such as picnics etc. We love it, it's as simple as that.


The speaker recently became very popular on the rugby teams coach trip when the entire team were able to plug their own iPhone's into the speaker to play to play their own playlists.

Plus with the addition of the microphone it also means that my already loud voice can be heard even more LOL!

Block Rocker - My Personal Favourite Choice Of Portable iPhone Speaker

As I have already mentioned of course there are so many different makes and styles of portable iPhone speaker systems around for you to choose from but I just could not be more happier than the Block Rocker speaker that I own.

Pyle PCMX240I Battery Powered Portable PA System with Ipod Docking Station
Pyle PCMX240I Battery Powered Portable PA System with Ipod Docking Station

400 Watts Peak Power - RCA Line & Mic Inputs - Integrated iPod Dock.



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my block rocker

My Review

As you may I already seen from the Amazon module above, I actually own the more basic White ION Block Rocker. To be honest 'basic is certainly not the word to use. I could not be any happier with my speaker if I tried.

Yes I am biased but I truly can not think of anything negative to say about it. The level of sound from it is truly fantastic or to put it another way VERY LOUD.

The charge on the batteries seems to last forever.

I'm sure some people would no doubt say that it's far to big and heavy. Well to those people I would use the word rug-id. As I have already mentioned I use it mainly at rugby events and in the 2 years I have owned my ION it's never let me down or broke and trust me when I say it's been knocked over a few times.

I also love the fact that not only can you listen to your music from your iPhone or any MP3 (separate cable) BUT it also charges your iPhone at the same time.

The built-in wheels and telescopic handle also mean moving the speaker around is extremely easy.


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    • shewins profile image


      5 years ago

      That does look like a pretty beefy speaker, but I don't have an iPhone or iPod. Will it work with my Sansa Fuze?

    • stanger66 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Trust me it's truly a great speaker

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      5 years ago

      I have a little portable speaker, but one of these would definitely kick it up a notch!


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