Summary: This is the second Soulra XL I've purchased. The first one lasted a year, and then completely pooped out on me. But it is such a cool toy, with decent sound, I figured for the price ($99!) I could get another one - which I hoped would last a little longer. This one died exactly 31 days after I received it! And now I can't return it. Hopefully Eton will still honor its limited warranty (1 year, by law).
Summary: The solar charger on this unit does not work. I charges well after being plugged in for a while. I sounds really good too. Since I purchased I for both solar and sound I have to give it a lower star rating.
Summary: It took almost a month before I used it because it was sent to me without a battery. I ended up calling the Soulra company to buy it. It cost about $6.75 and I bought two, just in case. I rated it 3 stars because of the inconvenience, but the equipment works awesomely, with a battery in of course.
Summary: So far, super good! This is a high quality item I plan on using the heck out of it this summer. The sound is outstanding! Since it's not quite nice out yet here in the burbs of Chicago, I haven't used it outside or utilized the solar aspect. Hopefully it stands up to what I see so far. Highly recommended if you are a music lover! Also, this works great with my iPhone 4S.....I don't understand the reviews that state otherwise.
Outstanding sound, love it to charge Android phone.
John F., Amazon
29 March 2014
Summary: THis is a great little radio and a great price!. It says for APple, but you can to Android charging by buying a little converter. I believe this price came down because of their upgraded model, which has bluetooth, that is simple to remedy...just buy a Cablejive bluetooth converter or if you just want to use for Android and don't need bluetooth, buy the Cablejive dockboss5, like I did. Good stuff, rock on ETON!
Summary: I like and use this often. It is great for working out in the garden on a sunny afternoon, it puts out pretty good sound, not perfect but it does pretty darn good... I would buy this as a gift for a good friend, they always want it when they see it.
Summary: I purchased the sound system during the 2013 Holiday Season. When it arrived I was very excited. It worked as advertised, until I tried to plug in my iPhone 4. I was presented with the message "this accessory is not supported by iPhone". I tried again and again, even cleaning out my 30-pin connector port didn't do the trick. A little internet research on my part suggested that this was a common occurrence among older iPhone/iPod docks and connectors.
Summary: I just received this unit in the mail yesterday and I love it! It produces an excellent level of sound right off the bat. I love that you can charge it in your house then the solar panel will charge it when you take it outside. It's a good quality product physically also. I recommend this unit.