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Tue, January 07, 2014

Outfitted with rugged designs, Tailgater Active and Clipster Active offer wireless sound solutions for fitness, sports, and outdoor adventures.

Cumberland, R.I. (January 7, 2014) – Adding to their popular line of portable speakers, ION has now announced Clipster Active and Tailgater Active, updated and rugged versions of the original Clipster clip-on Bluetooth speaker and Tailgater portable Bluetooth speaker system.

Tailgater Active comes ready to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth music player or phone instantly, and its built-in battery will keep the music going for up to 50 hours. Tailgater Active comes with two power outlets built in, so users can recharge their phone or plug in additional devices. Perfect for camping, fishing, sports practice, or any other outdoor activity, Tailgater Active’s cabinet is built to take a beating with large rubber buttons and controls, chrome-plated steel handles, and protective corner bumpers. A full-length metal grille keeps the speaker safe.

“We wanted to give weekend adventurers speakers that can handle everything,” said Wendy Fortin, ION Product Manager. “Tailgater Active and Clipster Active are also perfect for tailgate parties or for anyone who doesn’t want to worry about the speaker getting bumped or handled roughly.”

While Tailgater stays at the campsite or perched on your tailgate, Clipster Active is meant to go with you. Clipster Active has a built-in metal clip to attach to your belt loop, backpack, bike, or camping gear, and Clipster Active’s body is completely covered in durable rubber and is Level- IPX4 water-resistant for protection against the elements. Clipster Active can stream music from any Bluetooth music player or phone and also includes a built-in microphone that allows users to answer phone calls without having to retrieve their phone. A track-skip control and large volume controls make it easy to keep control of the music, and Clipster Active includes a detachable active mount for installation on bikes, strollers, and more.

ION will demo and display Clipster Active and Tailgater Active for the first time in Central Hall Booth 11638 at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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