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Eton Rugged rukus The solar-powered, Bluetooth-ready, smartphone-charging speaker
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- High efficiency mono crystalline Solar panel with internal Li-ion battery
- Charges your Smartphone on the go to keep your tunes streaming
- Internal battery provides 8+ hours for listening long into the night
- Stereo Sound - Pump Your Tunes with 2 Full Range Speaker Drivers
- IPX 4 rated - Rugged and Water Resistant for go anywhere audio!
- Great for any outdoor activity, or just lounging by the pool
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Rock the pool
Or the campsite or the trail. Wherever there’s sun, you’ve got an instant party. Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled device and start blasting your favorite tunes in stereo sound. Our super-efficient solar panel powers both the music and the fun.
Make a splash
The Rugged Rukus has an IPX-4 splashproof rating, so it’s ideal for taking to the beach, camping, or the pool. Go ahead, splash around and have some fun.
The highly efficient, scratch resistant, mono crystalline solar panel captures the sun’s power to blast your music all day and night long. Or you can simply plug it in to charge up the battery or when using it inside.
When it gets dark, the internal lithium-ion battery will keep the music going for 8 hours or you can use the included USB cable for non-stop songs - all day, all night.
Power your phone
Thanks to the 5V/1A USB output, you can even charge your favorite smartphone device while you listen. The pure lithium-ion power is like adrenaline for your phone.
Stream all your music from almost any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer and control your tunes from your device. And for non-Bluetooth devices, there’s an aux-in.
Head to the beach. Hit the trails. Or hangout in the kitchen. This super loud, super rugged, splashproof stereo will rock your world, indoors and out. This baby’s IPX4 rating loves hanging out by the pool almost as much as you do. At less than 2 pounds this is the indisputable Xtreme welterweight Bluetooth speaker champion. With a durable rubber design and easy carry handle, the rukus Xtreme is ready for anything.
Tunes on the trail
With its lightweight, durable design and carabiner-ready loops, it’s perfect to take on your backcountry adventures, just hook it on and hit the trail.
- Two Full Range Speaker Drivers
- Rugged* and IPX4 splashproof**
- 5V/1A USB out
- Carabiner Loops
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Mono-Crystalline Cell Enabled Solar charging
- Charge via Included USB Cable
- 3.5mm Aux-in for Use with non-Bluetooth devices (cable not included)
- Blue LED 'Bluetooth-on' indicator
- Red LED 'charging' indicator
- Green LED 'fuel gauge' array
- * Drop-proof from a height of 3.3ft (1m).
- ** Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX4. It is not waterproof and should not be immersed in water.
Top Customer Reviews
Let me tell you a story. When I first saw these speakers for sale on amazon I thought "well amazon is a trustworthy site, but are Eton a trustworthy company to invest ~$120 (NZD) in?"
It turns out they absoloutley are! Living in rural New Zealand I don't often feel like I have a top of the line anything.. Until I saw these!
This little bugger can pump out tunes for days on end! I have literally had it run out of battery once (and have owned mine for 7.5 months) and that was because it was upside down! It charges in the most minimum of sunlight and easily outlasts any "UE boom" or "beats pill" (although it can't quite match the noise output of a UE) a few complaints have been made about these however and I'll address them now.
"Not waterproof" said one unhappy user. Well if only he had read the full description of the rukus! No it's not waterproof but mine has been sprayed by sea, sand, hoses and showers! They may not be entirely water tight but they are very near it! Often what I do if I think it will get wet (eg rainy days working outside) I'll wrap the rukus in a plastic bag and this will definitely do the trick. Just make sure your knot is good enough for keeping water out! Another mod is buying a cheap tablet screen protector, cutting it to size and applying it to the solar panel, my solar panel is perfectly clear and in marked because of this! The protector doesn't effect charging via solar. And last but not least turn it into a backpack by tying two loops of rope to the carabinier loops then just put it on and rock some music! (No strings attached) (I'm terribly sorry for that pun and would invite you to please continue reading this review.Read more ›
I will cover the physical aspects, ease of use, battery life, sound, and miscellaneous for each speaker.
Physically, the largest and heaviest is the Sony at almost 18 inches long and almost 5 pounds, not including the charger and carrying case; the Bose is next at 9 1/2 inches and almost 3 pounds, including the carrying cover but not the charger; lastly, the Rukus is a flat 6x6 1/2 inches weighing in at 1.2 pounds, no charger - it's solar.
Ease of use is about equal, power buttons, bluetooth sync, volume, etc. are all readily accessible and usable, no rocket science here. All shut down after a suitable period if not in use to conserve battery.
Battery life is a differentiator, the Sony is by far the longevity winner with at least 8 hours between charges, the Bose claims eight hours but I have felt lucky to get 4-6 hours, the Rukus will play for ever in direct sunlight and about 4-6 on charge (if only playing music not charging another device).Read more ›
First off, this is small. Coming from the original Rukus, I'm used to a speaker that has a decent footprint. I assumed this was similar (yeah, didn't read the product description very well) so when I received the Rugged I was surprised at the size of the box. The speaker is all of 6"x7"x2". Which in retrospect is actually a great thing. It fits in places the full size rukus wouldn't and it's much easier if your stowing it in a backpack for camping. It's also very light, weighing in at 1#3oz. Again, important if your backpacking.
I was a little disappointed when I opened it, as I assumed small size = small sound. Not so. This puts out sound on par with the full size Rukus, so plenty of volume for a campsite or backyard. If you're looking for something to fill a block pary, you'll be disappointed, but that's not what it's designed for. It's also very clean. Running off bluetooth with volume maxed there is very little distortion. The bass is a little weak, but for a system with 1.5" speaker it's acceptable.
Jumping to the solar panel, it's a standard 6x6" made up of 20 cells. Mine came almost fully charged, so I drained it then set it out starting at noon today (North Dakota, 80 degrees, no clouds). By 4:30pm it was fully charged, so slightly better than the listed 5 hours.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
much larger and heavier than i expected. the speaker that i had did not have good bluetooth range, and started cutting out in about 10 feet. returned for a refund. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Joshua
I use this every day and on the beach as a speaker and phone charger. It's one of my favorite things!Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is probably the best piece of tech ever. I can play music well im working on my car and not have to worry about it dying on me and I can charge my phone. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jacob Samdal
I have been very pleased with this speaker. I charged it in the wall once and charged via solar power since. We use it outside by our pool and it's perfect. Read morePublished 3 days ago by NEWBY
Speaker volume is not very loud and does not charge your phone.Published 3 days ago by Michael Ragusa
Family love! We do a lot of sitting, hiking moving. This is the perfect travel speaker!Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
In theory, a solar-powered speaker is great for all day tunes in the sun. In practice, it doesn't hold up. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michael McDermott
I purchased the original smaller Rukus first. That thing will not die. It was incredible..still is. However shortly after I decided to purchased the larger Rugged Rukus Extreme for... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer