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: This unit is very well made(as all eton products are) It's perfect for outdoor parties(indoor also, assuming you plug it in) It gets loud, has great sound and very decent bass with 22w and 2 tweeters, four woofers, two passive side firing subwoofers. the remote makes it nice to have across the campsite or pool.(It's also splash resistant) Its pretty heavy, so plan to set it and use the remote.
Summary: We used this speaker system while camping out on a private island in Maine this summer. Considering the fact that we had no electricity to recharge the speaker for the whole two weeks and that the weather was mostly overcast and rainy, I am very surprised at how well this product worked. Every night before we went to bed we set the speaker in the window to catch the early morning sun.
Summary: Easy, put it at my window open up the solar panel. Charging very good Generally we get 6 hour full sun every day in summer time. Day time is almost 15 hour here in Boston summer time. 6 hour full sun + 9 hours not much sun (This solar panel can charge even not much sun light) It fully charged my iPod touch about 2 days, speakers itself take longer time since battery is bigger.
Summary: I found this device to be quite enjoyable. It's quite attractive and sounds very nice given its size. It's suitable for parties, small gatherings, working outdoors and the like. You can charge the device via an included adapter or via the solar panel. I imagine that if I was the sort of the person who went to the beach, this is the kind of thing I would take with me.
Summary: I really like the Soulra Xl by Eton. I would say it's 8 speaker configuration produces nice sound and great volume. I certainly would not put it in the upper class occupied by systems like Bose or a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin. I would also say the sound is a little less than Logitech's Squeezebox Boom. That said, those all tend to be AC/DC units, requiring house current or batteries. The Soulra's niche is that it is solar powered.
Great product, location matters for solar panel charge
17 September 2011
Summary: The moment you hold the Soulra XL box in your hands, you feel as if you are getting something rather special. The boombox style and solar panel are a smart combination. The sound quality is powerful and crisp, even at loud volumes. And it does get quite loud. The unit out of the box is undoubtedly a pretty handsome, well-made device, though the solar panel itself makes the look a little odd when lifted for solar charging.
Summary: I powered the sound system by placing it in the sun and was able to play my iPod and receive a clear sound both indoors and outdoors. I like the energy-saving use of solar power for this device. The Soulra came sturdily packaged. The Soulra's heft makes it stay in place outside even when it's windy out. It has a strap that can be attached for carrying the device. However, I think a metal flip up handle would work better for carrying it around.
Summary: Just so everyone know, this product does NOT have a serial number. I meticulously looked for a while, then contacted Eton Tech Support, and was advised that I could register for the Warranty Repair without a serial number.