Conclusion: While the Soulra XL can't work miracles, it does effectively use the sun to power your outdoor musical entertainment. On a bright sunny day, you can get hours of sonic enjoyment while being completely off the grid.
Pros: Take your tunes virtually anywhere, Can charge your iPhone/iPod from the sun, Lasts a really long time on sunny days, Decent sound quality for a portable system, Remote allows you to play DJ while iPhone/iPod is safely tucked away
Cons: Can take a while to build up a charge when completely depleted, Unit was a little unpredictable on a couple of occasions, Unit's dark colors mean it gets very warm if left in direct sunlight all day.
Excerpt: It seems odd to write a review for a solar powered product, based on the biblical amounts of rain we’ve had recently, but I’ve had this unit for a week or two and we did manage to have a little bit of sunshine during that time!