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Eton Rukus Portable Bluetooth Solar Powered Wireless Speaker System (Black) - (NRKS100B)

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  • Bluetooth Sound System with Solar Panel
  • Play music from Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or PC
  • AC power and/or solar power
  • E Ink Display
  • USB port for mobile device charging
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Product Information

Color: Black
Technical Details
Brand NameEton
Item Weight3.5 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 8.4 x 3.5 inches
Item model numberNRKS100B
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Operating SystemWindows
Number of Items1
Item Display dimensions L x W x H5 x 5 x 5 inches
  
Additional Information
ASINB007HSOB4O
Best Sellers Rank #158,537 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 27, 2012
  
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Eton
  • Model: NRKS100B
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Battery Average Life: 6 Hours
  • Width: 5.00 inches
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Product Description

Color: Black

Eton Rukus Solar

Etón Rukus Portable Bluetooth Sound System with Solar Panel

Eton Rukus Solar
Eton
Start a Rukus!

The Eton Rukus Solar is a portable Bluetooth sound system with a high efficiency solar panel, so you can play your tunes all day long. Take it out to the park, to a tailgate, or use it at home with this self-powered sound system.

Amplify virtually any media-playing device

With quick one-touch pairing, the Rukus Solar can wirelessly stream your music from any source. Its Bluetooth connectivity with AVRCP (one-touch pairing and control) and A2DP (high quality stereo streaming) support allows you to play music from any Bluetooth enabled smart phone, tablet or computer. It's lightweight and has an integrated handle making it easy to carry around. It also has a USB output to charge most smart phones and mobile devices and its storage net securely protects your device during transport.

Rukus Solar
Big Sound!

Don't get caught trying to rock out with some mini-speakers! With stereo sound blaring from two full-range speaker drivers, you're able to keep the Rukus playing all day long! Audio comes through crystal clear with the stereo sound and bass boost.

Eton Rukus with MOG!
Hold Up! You get MOG too!

Your new Eton Rukus can only get better with 3 MONTHS of FREE music with access to MOG ($30 value). Access code is provided in the box for the primo listening package!

What is MOG?

MOG is an award-winning on-demand music subscription service. MOG provides users access to a vast music library of nearly 15 million songs to which they can stream whenever and wherever they want, uninterrupted. Consumers can choose a free, basic or primo listening package to stream its music collection through its mobile apps on iPhone and Android phones, as well as online.

Bluetooth
Bluetooth technology for a wireless experience

Play music from Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablet or computers.

Carry Handle
E Ink Display
E ink Surf Segmented Display makes reading your Rukus easy

E Ink display provides great visibility in direct sunlight and also a 180 degree viewing angle. It uses minimal power and is virtually indestructible.

Enjor over 8 hours of music
Enjoy over 8 hours of music play time

Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery 7.4V 1500mA (depends on audio settings)

Charges in less than 6 hours
Charges fully in less than 6 hours

Using its built-in high efficiency monocrystal solar panel

 
USB
USB port for mobile device charging
Rukus Solar
Power
Solar power and/or AC power
Aux-in Jack
Aux-in jack

Listen to any audio device, Bluetooth or not

Features:
  • Bluetooth connectivity with AVRCP (one touch pairing and control) and A2DP (high quality audio streaming) support
  • Play music from a Bluetooth enabled smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Built-in high efficiency monocrystal solar panel
  • USB port for mobile device charging
  • E ink display
  • Stereo sound with two full range speaker drivers
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Mobile device storage net
  • Integrated carrying handle
  • Aux-in jack
  • AC adapter (included)
Eton

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

We have an older model, for ipod only that we had been using on the beach, but bought the Rukus because it has bluetooth…The sound is great and bluetooth is easy to use. Read more ›
It is a great…The sound quality is good to but it lacks a little bit of power to really make some noise... however for the size it can fill a campsite with suitable noise. Read more ›
However i wish it came with an Aux Jack connector. Sound is great for such a small device. Love the solar charging. Read more ›
The negatives are the lack of volume and no visible sound level on the screen. The sound is good, not great, but just doesn't get loud enough for outdoor use. I was about… Read more ›
I ordered a solar-powered one for my son to use on the…It was a little difficult to pair with my phone initially, but once connected, the sound and quality are wonderful. Read more ›
Easy to sync with Bluetooth devices. Sound quality is not excellent. For a device this large the volume it can reach is pretty low. Read more ›
Not super loud but that works for me. I use on the job site and never loose charge plus the lower volume is best when working. This is a great product. Read more ›
I love this it's great, clean sound good volume and yes a bit heavy but definitely sturdy, charges my phone in less than 2 hours taking only one energy bar from the speaker… Read more ›
I live in San Antonio TX so I am never in a shortage of sun. And the sound is clear and loud enough for me. Great for all the time I spend tinkering in the drive way and… Read more ›
Works off charge for hours. Pretty good volume. Would definitely reccomend this product. Read more ›
First, it connects…I listened to it all day at full volume and only drained half the battery life owing to the handy solar panel and blazing sun on RAGBRAI this year. A… Read more ›
I did want to add that I took a fully charged Rukus to a South Carolona beach and it lasted Sunday through…Left it in the sun from 10-5 everyday with it on full volume. G… Read more ›
After the suggested 12 hour battery charge via the provided AC adapter included, setup was very easy, you activate the Bluetooth in your device (I tested an iPhone4 and an… Read more ›
Also, it is not too heavy and it's very portable. Setup was super easy. This doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles other than the solar panel for the power, but it is… Read more ›
Set up is actually simple, but the directions provided don't really tell you much, so if you haven't paired Bluetooth devices before, you may be scratching your head for… Read more ›
This product was easy to set up. I am far from techy and often get aggravated with today's world. Read more ›
After I quickly setup the Bluetooth, I turned on the music on my iPhone and it was playing immediately. The sound is very good. Read more ›
The player is well designed, and holds a good charge when in the sun. However, when using outside as intended, the speakers are not loud enough to be heard unless in a very… Read more ›
Very handy! I think that is one of the best design pluses about the Rukus. I have other MP3 and Bluetooth players and either you plug in your device to a charger type base,… Read more ›
I like the bluetooth capabilities. And I like the overall design, which is essentially a 1970s boombox taken to the future and miniaturized. By the way, if you look up at… Read more ›
So far, the only advantage I see in this device over my older Logitech unit is the fact that the Rukus' battery can be recharged via the Solar Panel in it, which may… Read more ›
The handle along with the elastic band to hold…The Bluetooth, bass boost are also nice features but you will need to hear the bass to tell whether the button is on or not. Read more ›
Also the sound is pretty good. Don't expect these to be a main stereo system for your house, but they have decent bass, and clear highs and mids. I would recommend this… Read more ›
Probably not for hiking because it weighs close to five pounds, too heavy for a backpack. The sound is good with bass boost. There is a 50 to 70 foot range from your iphone. Read more ›
Fit and finish is excellent and the unit has a…It's not light - and that's a good thing in what ultimately is a speaker system as it makes it easier to have good bass. S… Read more ›
The sound from this unit is ok, but not…You'll get sound similar to lower priced systems, but you do get the added benefit of a long lasting battery and the solar charger. Read more ›
Also the sound is pretty good. Don't expect these to be a main stereo system for your house, but they have decent bass, and clear highs and mids. I would recommend this… Read more ›
Also the sound is pretty good. Don't expect these to be a main stereo system for your house, but they have decent bass, and clear highs and mids. I would recommend this… Read more ›
This unit is a perfect size for someone on the go. I thought it was going to be larger than it is, but I was pleasantly surprised when I received this because it's not too… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

159 of 174 people found the following review helpful By Brian R. TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 26, 2012
Color Name: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Eton rukus is a well made boombox with the key feature of having a solar panel to charge the battery. Unfortunately, it seems most of the product cost is going to the battery and solar panel rather than the speakers themselves.

The sound from this unit is ok, but not great. You'll get sound similar to lower priced systems, but you do get the added benefit of a long lasting battery and the solar charger. The speakers are two small full range drivers. They are not ported at all, and their positioning makes the sound come out in a pretty directional nature.

The volume can be controlled on the unit or by your device. Cranking it all the way up, it's not all that loud for filling a noisy room or playing to a crowd outside. That said, the distortion isn't all that bad, either. What it lacks in sound, it makes up for in portability. The handle and design of the unit is very good quality. It feels sturdy.

I like that the elastic band to hold your music player is recessed and protected, although the down side to this is that it's on the underside of the Rukus, and you can't see it unless you take it back out. Therefore, you pretty much have to be resigned to set a playlist then walk away. Since it's bluetooth, there's no way to skip/reverse/pause from the unit. The only sound customization is a "bass" button, which adds a little, but unfortunately there's no indicator on the screen to let you know if it's on or off.

The e-ink screen is good, no complaints and when it changes, it doesn't flash completely black like some ereaders. It simply updates. Unfortunately it only displays battery level and the input (USB, Line in, or Bluetooth). It does not indicate volume or if the bass boost is turned on.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Pihmpdaddi on August 27, 2012
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
Finally, a product that has what I'm looking for!!! This just arrived yesterday and I love it. Turned it on, paired with my phone in about 10 seconds, and started playing music right away!

Pros
1) The solar panel is pretty big and seems to work well for charging small devices. Gonna see how quickly it charges my iPad...a slightly bigger draw.
2) I love that it has a USB port and not an iPod specific port like some iPod docks, so you can charge any low power USB device from it.
3) You can turn charging on and off while a device is connected (so it won't charge if you don't want it to; and you can use the Bluetooth connected device while another device is plugged in and charging.
4) It's pretty small, lightweight, and easy to carry (even though it comes in a box way too big for it's size).
5) Some reviewers have said the speakers were weak. I haven't played it outside but in my house it was pretty darn loud and the base was decent. I will update when I come back from a beach trip next week.
6) The Bluetooth range is about 40 feet or so line-of-sight, a little less with walls in the way, so you can keep your "player" in your pocket and use it as a remote.

Cons
1) The one thing I'd love for this to have is a water-resistant and dust-resistant design like the Eton Soulra.
2) The design of the iPod compartment leaves a little to be desired; it is only a black elastic strap, not very secure especially for small iPods.
3) Not sure how scratch resistant the solar panel is, I'm leaving the protective cover on for now. I might decide to put an iPad screen protector on it, trimmed to size.
4) It doesn't have an AM/FM tuner. I'm really tired of companies not making products with tuners...the circuitry is so simple now...just put it in.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By xkydivr VINE VOICE on April 26, 2012
Color Name: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Eton is known for their emergency radios and the like. This isn't one. There is no radio on board so if your "device" quits you have a solar powered paperweight.

This is a great little unit for beach, poolside, tailgating, camping and all your bush parties. Probably not for hiking because it weighs close to five pounds, too heavy for a backpack. The sound is good with bass boost. There is a 50 to 70 foot range from your iphone. Don't know why this would be important but it's true. I think I would be more comfortable with some sort of protective cover over the solar panel when it's not being used but maybe it's tougher than I would expect.

I guess everyone is expected to be tech-savvy these days but the instructions are very sparse. There is a pamphlet which tells you how to charge the unit and that's about it. The online manual has about eight pages in english. The picture, naming the parts, is labeled wrong. Of course the 4G iphone is simple. Hold the bluetooth button on the unit for three seconds until you hear the beep. Tap "rukus" on the phone. If it asks for a password put in 1234. That's it, but not much info on connecting anything else. There is a USB port to charge you phone if needed and a little pocket on the back to store your phone securely.

There's a code number for three months free access to MOG music downloads ($30 value) but be sure to keep track of your registering date. You will be signed up and charged for a membership if you don't cancel in time. One of those deals.
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