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Eton Rukus Portable Bluetooth Solar Powered Wireless Speaker System, Black

3.9 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews
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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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Technical Details

Color: Black | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Eton
  • Model Number: NRKS100B
  • Battery Average Life: 6 Hours
  • Width: 5.00 inches
  • Display Height: 5.00 inches
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Product Description

Color: Black | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Eton Rukus Solar

Etón Rukus Portable Bluetooth Sound System with Solar Panel

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

Listen to any audio device, Bluetooth or not

  • 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)

Product Information

Color:Black  |  Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 12 x 8.4 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 3.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number NRKS100B
Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #6,008 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Portable Bluetooth Speakers
#6,473 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Wireless & Streaming Audio
#8,363 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers

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By Brian R. TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 26, 2012
Package Type: Standard PackagingColor: 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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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!

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.
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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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