- Brand Name: Eton
- Model Number: NRKS100B
- Battery Average Life: 6 Hours
- Width: 5.00 inches
- Display Height: 5.00 inches
Eton Rukus Portable Bluetooth Solar Powered Wireless Speaker System, Black
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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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Etón Rukus Portable Bluetooth Sound System with Solar Panel
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.
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.
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 technology for a wireless experience
Play music from Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablet or computers.
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.
Enjoy over 8 hours of music play time
Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery 7.4V 1500mA (depends on audio settings)
Charges fully in less than 6 hours
Using its built-in high efficiency monocrystal solar panel
USB port for mobile device charging
Solar power and/or AC power
Listen to any audio device, Bluetooth or not
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent speaker. I really liked the fact that it can charge your mobile device. The volume doesn't go very high for outdoor usage. Read morePublished 9 days ago by D. Thieu
Although it works well, I give it two stars because it's a throwaway device.
The speaker itself is great with great quality when it is operating correctly. Read more
Good to sound. but had to upgrade for more sound. However, this unit is very portable, and great to carry around.Published 9 months ago by Vincent Miranda
I left the unit plugged in to ac and apparently it burned up the battery. It's useless as a portable and was used very little.Published 11 months ago by G E Ashurst Jr.
The concept of this radio is a dream come true. Charges your phone, Bluetooth, solar powered, compact and rugged but reality is a bit different. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. Lopez
I ordered this from biddeal_co and got it at a great price. Well once it arrived I found it was not the solar model and instead was the less eco friendly battery operated version. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K.G.
This was my favorite thing ever for about 6 months. It stopped charging solarly and the USB port also stopped working. :(Published 13 months ago by Giraffica