Divoom's Revo-3 speaker kit isn't that much of a looker. Two small vertically-oriented satellites and a larger subwoofer with a front LCD make up the entire system. The subwoofer is a weighty but plastic creature that doesn't do a whole lot but look cheap, especially when you look at the side and realise you can see directly into the circuit boards within. The speakers themselves have a black wood finish, but it's the cheap hollow MDF that we suspect won't age well.
The remote for the Revo-3 is very simple indeed, with controls for muting, volume and bass only. That doesn't give you a lot of control, but on the plus side you're unlikely to hit the wrong button, simply because there aren't that many of them.
The Revo-3 is a 2.1-channel speaker system with a claimed RMS output of 60W from two 30W satellite speakers. That's moderately powerful for what's basically a set of PC speakers, something that's confirmed by the connectivity options at the rear. These comprise stereo RCA inputs and outputs, with a provided cable for connecting up to 3.5mm inputs. In other words, they're OK for PC gaming, iPods and some TV sets, but not so much (as is claimed on the box) for most video game systems.
All of this might sound like we're very down on the Revo-3 kit, but to be fair, it's not an expensive system, and in our tests it performed almost exactly as you'd expect an inexpensive kit to do. For gaming, the additional bass control makes headshots particularly meaty, and in a small bedroom or small office/home office setting a 2.1-channel system is often enough to cover most audio bases. The simplest thing to say about the Revo-3 is that it gave out ordinary sound. We've heard worse from similar speakers in this price range, and if you do want speakers with a fair bit of power, you could do a lot worse.
There are few small quirks we genuinely disliked. The front panel display is large, but when you first switch it on it will sit there doing utterly nothing, even while sound pumps through it. In our tests, it would only fire up if we pumped up the bass level, and then every time we powered down the speakers it would lose that bass setting. A minor quirk, but an irritating one nonetheless.
The Revo-3 is a good example of that old chestnut about getting what you pay for. If you want immersive multi-channel sound and have the dollars to spend on it, go for that. If you're more budget constrained and your needs are more modest, then it's worthwhile.