Sign in with Microsoft

Aussie accessory maker 3SIXT has released three Bluetooth IPX6 speakers that defy price/performance paradigms.

Top-of-the-range is the SoundTube looking very much like a UE Boom at three times the price. This $99.95 rugged IPX6 speaker has


  • Two x 40mm, 6W drivers
  • Up to eight hours playback on a 2,000mAh battery
  • Frequency response is a surprising 180Hz-20KHz with the full range drivers kicking in at respectable bass levels
  • 182 x 68 x 68mm x 420g.
  • Also acts as a handsfree speakerphone.





The $79.95 SoundBrick continues the IPX6 rating. It has


  • Two x 40mm 5W drivers
  • 180Hz-20KHz
  • 174.5 x 50 x 71mm x 380g
  • 2,000mAh battery for up to eight hours and four-hour recharge time (faster if you use a 2+A charger)


The $49.95  SoundBlock like its bigger siblings is IPX6 water resistant. It has


  • Tne 50mm, 5W driver
  • 180Hz-20KHz
  • 1500mAh battery for five hours playback
  • 96.5 x 88 x 49.5mm x 240g.


GadgetGuy’s take – 3SIXT is good value and quite respectable

3SIXT is one of those brands that manages to offer good quality for reasonable prices. In doing so it produces no-frills products, e.g. no stereo pairing, party-up features, standard Bluetooth (no multi-point pairing and about a 10 metre oeprating distance).