The other day, Carly brought word that Eton had announced the ruckus rugged Bluetooth speaker. Today they announced the availability of the Etón rukus XL. The Eton ruckus XL is a portable, Bluetooth wireless, solar-powered boom box that will never run out of power. This is possible thanks to an “efficient 72-square-inch monocrystalline solar panel”. The solar panel on the rukus XL will fully recharge the internal lithium battery in 5 hours. And if there is no sun you can still fully charge the battery in about 2.5 hours using the included AC adaptor. In additional to the solar feature the rukus includes a built-in mobile device storage compartment. It not only holds a smartphone but, thanks to a USB connector, it will also charge your smartphone. An integrated carrying handle makes it simple to bring it all with you no matter where your adventure takes you.
The ruckus XL has 22W of combined audio power and features eight speaker drivers. Weighing in at 7 pounds, the 14.5”x 8.1” x 5.2” the ruckus XL is a serious speaker system for hours of outdoor music enjoyment. Eton rukus XL is available from Crutchfield.com and Amazon.com and has an MSRP $199.99. Check it out.