Updated 12 Oct 2016

Sol Republic

Punk

Snapshot: The Sol Republic Punk is a budget Bluetooth speaker that has power, volume, pairing and play/pause buttons. How good is its sound?

Punk
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$130

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Test results

Overall score
57
Ease of use
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Sound quality
?/10

Good points

  • OK sound.
  • OK battery life.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a headphone socket.
  • Has a 3.5mm AUX input port.
  • Claims to be rugged/shock resistant, dust tight and water resistant.

But

  • Can’t be used as a speakerphone for phone calls.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$130

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (mm)
40 x 91 x 91
Weight (kg)
0.2
Power supply
Rechargeable
Battery life claim (hours)
8

Features

Battery life indicator
Yes
Near Field Communication
×
3.5mm AUX port
Speaker phone
×
Headphone socket
USB can charge other devices
n/a
Stereo pairing
Amplified sound
Carry bag/pouch
×
Carry handle/strap
×
Dust/water resistant
Not stated
Rugged
Yes