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rukus Solar
The solar-powered, on-the-go, music-blasting wireless sound system
Empowered by music

MSRP

$149.99

USD

Where to buy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HSOB4O/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007HSOB4O&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwetoncorpco-20
http://www.amazon.ca/Eton-NRKS100B-Rukus-Bluetooth-System/dp/B007HSOB4O/
http://www.rei.com/product/839689/eton-rukus-solar-speaker-system

One touch pairing
and stereo streaming

Uses an E Ink
Display

Stereo sound with 2 full range speaker drivers

USB Smartphone Charger

Rock the park

Or the campsite or the backyard. 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.

Go wireless

Stream all your music from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or computer and control your tunes from your device. No wires. No docks. No hassle. With one-touch pairing you’ll be jamming in no time.

Get powered up

rukus’amazing solar panel generates massive amounts of power to play your music all day long. When it gets dark, the internal lithium battery will keep the music going for 8 hours*. Or you can use the AC adapter for non-stop entertainment.

Way to charge

Thanks to the USB port on the rukus Solar, you can charge your favorite mobile device while you listen. Now that’s super smart…and convenient.

Start a rukus

With two full-range speaker drivers, the rukus Solar delivers crystal clear audio with stereo sound. And when you need to pump up the low end, hit the bass boost button for extra oomph.

Grab & groove

So lightweight. So easy to carry. We promise you can handle it. And when you’re on the go, the storage net secures your device while it’s charging.

See for yourself

Thanks to the super energy-efficient E Ink® display, you can easily read your rukus, even in the bright light of day. To top it off, you can customize your display in black or white.

Award Winner!

2012 GOOD DESIGN Award Recipient for Etón Rukus Bluetooth Stereo Line. The oldest and world's most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. All awards and winners are posted on the Musuem's website at chi-athenaeum.org

Customers

5.0 out of 5 stars By DrGonzo - See all my reviews These speakers are exactly what I was looking for. I work in construction, so I was... more

5.0 out of 5 stars

By DrGonzo - See all my reviews

These speakers are exactly what I was looking for. I work in construction, so I was looking for a set of bluetooth speakers that are easy to carry around on the job, and held a charge for more than just a couple of hours. This was the answer. The handle made it easy to carry so I read on. When I noticed it was solar powered, I thought to myself "Well that's great, but what good is the speakers' battery never dying if my phone battery dies?" Then I saw it had a USB connection that will charge my phone too. UNBELIEVABLE. 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 product to everyone who needs something to listen to while you're outside.

— Love it!!, September 9, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars By odoull - See all my reviews Just got this last night and am loving it so far. The product is sturdy and feels solidly... more

5.0 out of 5 stars

By odoull - See all my reviews

Just got this last night and am loving it so far. The product is sturdy and feels solidly built. It's just what I was looking for and allows me to listen to podcasts - which I stream over my mobile phone - in the shower, kitchen, living room, etc. without having to unplug and move my phone. The speakers are not concert loud but are more than loud enough for my needs. Add in solar and ac power, and it's easily a 5-star product.

In response to another commentator, you can in fact pause and play audio from the unit itself without having to locate the device from which it's broadcasting. I discovered by accident that pressing the bluetooth button pauses my audio podcasts (I use Beyond Pod for Android); pressing it again restarts. Combined with the volume up and down buttons, I have all the controls I need. I'm not sure whether the same works for Pandora or other mobile-borne audio. 

— Excellent Product, October 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars By R. King (Nyc) - See all my reviews I bought this and forgot about it, until someone tried to play their iphone in the... more

5.0 out of 5 stars

By R. King (Nyc) - See all my reviews

I bought this and forgot about it, until someone tried to play their iphone in the golfcart on their speaker to pass the time while waiting for the players in front. Needless to say I grabbed it from the car when we got close to the 1st tee again and it has never been away from the sport since. Its been thrown around at the beach, propper up in the sand and thrown in the back of the car and still seems to work. One point to note is the charging and sync get need some patience, but work with every phone friends have tried to connect with. It has taken a few knocks off the beerpong table and wiped clean and kept on going. Wait for it to get discounted again as its a useful party piece to bring along. Warning - people will try and pinch it and/or ask to borrow it to charge their phones.. so keep the plug handy for overnight charging, and check who has it

 

— Just leave it in the car charging.. golf, beach, wherever, November 26, 2012
5.0 out of  stars By C. Thomas "Wanna be Critic" (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews I spend allot of time on my deck when it is warm out and... more

5.0 out of  stars

By C. Thomas "Wanna be Critic" (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews

I spend allot of time on my deck when it is warm out and have been struggling to find an elegant solution to listening to music downloaded to my phone when I am out there. Enter the Eton Rukus Solar Bluetooth Sound System. This device has thus far fit my needs perfectly.

(1) I charged it once a few days ago...since that time, my battery has continued to stay full. The built in Solar Panel keeps it charged continuously throughout the day.

(2) It was a breeze to connect to my Android phone. Once I paired the device through my Wireless Manager, it now automatically streams to the player if the Rukus is on and within range. No user intervention on my part.

(3) Sound Quality is just fine. It is certainly not high fidelity, but should meet the needs of 99% of all people.

(4) Not clunky, ultra portable.

(5) Stylish and slick looking in an old school way! My neighbors saw mine, and they liked it enough that they also ended up purchasing one.

(6) Its just reliable. Works when you want it to work. I can't recommend enough.

(7) Left it outside overnight and it rained! The Rukus is no worse for wear and playing just fine afterwards. Very durable it seems! 

 

— Awesome solved my problem perfectly, May 25, 2012
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Specs

Dimensions:

12” x 8.37” x 3.5”

(30.5 x 21.3 x 8.9 cm)

Weight:

4 lb 13oz (2.18 kg)

 

 

 

How do I pair my Etón speaker to my PC?
How do I pair my rukus Solar?

To wirelessly play your device through the Rukus, it must be ‘paired.’ To pair it, turn on the Rukus, press the Bluetooth button until the Bluetooth icon flashes in the display. Then pair your other Bluetooth device to it. If you don’t know how to pair it, please contact the manufacturer. It essentially pairs with the Rukus in the same way as it’s paired to a Bluetooth earpiece.

If your device doesn’t have Bluetooth capability, then use a stereo cord, plugged into the Rukus’ Aux input.