REVIEW: Sonik SKX bite alarm and receiver set [VIDEO]

REVIEW: Sonik SKX bite alarm and receiver set [VIDEO]

Crammed with features for an impressive bundle price, these new-for-2019 bite alarms from Sonik pack a punch…

Sonik SKX bite alarm review

RRP: £229.99 | www.soniksports.com

Sonik has carved out quite a name for itself when it comes to bite alarm ‘boxsets’. These new offerings follow on from the huge success of the SKS alarms, which sold by the bucket load. 

The new SKX set features three alarms, a receiver and (like the SKS range) a bivvy light which illuminates when you get a take.

These are a more advanced offering than the SKSes, but with a retail price of just £229.99 for three alarms, a receiver and the bivvy lamp they represent fantastic value for money.

The heads boast twin LEDs which can be set to one of six different colours very easily (red, green, blue, yellow, purple and white are your options).

A one-touch ‘intelligent mute’ mode is a very welcome feature, giving you 10 seconds to set your bobbins in silence before the alarm automatically switches back to normal volume.

The complete bundle is very impressive

The complete bundle is very impressive

You also get a different tone depending on the direction of the run, seven volume and tone settings, colour-matched night lights and a low-battery warning.

The receiver has a quoted range of 150m and mirrors the functionality of the heads. It also has an anti-theft alarm and comes supplied with a cradle to hold it in an upright position on your bucket or bivvy table.

The bivvy lamp illuminates when you get a run

The bivvy lamp illuminates when you get a run

The bivvy light can work as a standard lamp and is also paired to the alarms. There are six brightness and delay settings so you can opt for a subtle illumination that stays on for a short period, or the complete opposite if you’re a heavy sleeper!

Looks-wise, we reckon these alarm heads will perhaps divide opinion, but we can’t think of many rivals when it comes to features in this price range.

The looks might not appeal to all, but the functionality will

The looks might not appeal to all, but the functionality will