Pocket-sized • Robust • Water-resistant • Buy two for true stereo, i-box races into pole position with Slix
British tech brand delivers the ultimate ‘take anywhere’ wireless audio system: Slix, the pop-it-in-your-pocket speaker with a powerfully engaging sound
i-box, the dynamic young British tech brand, today unveils the Slix Bluetoothwireless speaker. Small enough to pop in a pocket and robust enough to be carried about (with a standard five-year guarantee to back up that promise), the seriously small and well-specified Slix is both perfect travel companion and ultimate urban audio accessory – ideal for music fans who are always on the go. Slix boasts all the essential features to deliver on its portable promise. Firstly, it is designed to be as compact as a speaker with a powerful 2.1 driver configuration can possibly be, yet delivers a remarkably compelling sound for such a diminutive device. Secondly, it’s built to last, with a strong chassis and rugged, rubberised ‘caterpillar track’ surround that will make light work of the day-to-day rough and tumble that a truly portable speaker can – and should – expect.
Slix’s tough credentials are further enhanced by a high degree of water-resistance, with an ‘IPX’ rating of IPX5. This means it’s both splash-proof and weather-proof; it will be unaffected by rain, and you can safely take it into the bathroom and not worry about it receiving even prolonged splashes of water.
Slix measures just 155x58x28mm (WxHxD), making it the one of the most convenient, take-anywhere audio products on the market. True portability does not come at the expense of your audio enjoyment, however.
With a custom-tuned amplifier powering a pair of 1.5-inch full-range drivers – augmented by a passive bass radiator for punchy bass – Slix delivers a crisp, engaging performance that belies its small size.
Sonic performance is further boosted by the inclusion of a ‘True Stereo Pairing’ mode, enabling users to combine two Slix speakers via Bluetooth for genuine stereo sound. With this in mind, Slix can be bought as a special ‘double pack’ called Slix2 to enhance the listener’s enjoyment.
Perfect for pairing with any Bluetooth-equipped device – smartphones, tablets and more – Slix’s Bluetooth specification includes A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for high-performance wireless transmission.
A hands-free speakerphone facility adds further flexibility when Slix is paired with a smartphone, while the speaker’s built-in Lithium rechargeable battery supplies up to 10 hours playback from each charge. The package includes a micro USB charging cable, plus a 3.5mm audio cable to connect non-Bluetooth enabled music devices.
In line with the rest of the i-box range, and as a tangible statement of i-box’s confidence in its ruggedness and reliability, Slix comes with a five-year warranty as standard (active upon registration).
Small enough to slip into even the most petite Christmas stockings, Slix is available at an SRP of £59.99.
The stereo double-pack, Slix2 delivering a spacious stereo soundstage from two tiny speakers to further costs £99.99.