IFA 2014: i-Box introduces new Slix portable Bluetooth speaker

The i-Box Slix features a 6W speaker, which the manufacturer claims to offer "compelling sonic delivery". It also features a rigid chassis with a rubber casing to protect it against every day use.

Connectivity comes courtesy of Bluetooth, while a hands-free speakerphone with built-in microphone is also onboard. The speaker is IPX5 rated, making it splash- and weather-proof and this means it'll be unaffected by rain and can be used in the bathroom without a fuss.

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Designed with portability and convenience in mind, the Slix measure 155 x 58 x 28mm (WxHxD) - making it easy to slip into a pocket or bag. The 6W of power is delivered by two 1.5in full range drivers with accompanying passive bass radiator.

The Slix speaker can be purchased as a double pack and allows users to benefit from a True Stereo Pairing mode. With this, two Slix speakers can be paired together to create a stereo sound.

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A built-in rechargeable Lithium battery provides up to 10 hour of playback from a single charge, while a micro USB charging cable and 3.5mm auxiliary cable to connect non-Bluetooth devices are also supplied.

Like other i-Box speakers in the range, the Slix comes with a five year warranty as standard. It will be soon available for £50 for a single speaker or £90 for the double pack.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.