Conclusion: The Rukus excels at providing a soundtrack to underscore your life and adventures outdoors. It is the perfect accompaniment to an evening by the BBQ, an afternoon in the garden, a weekend at camp, a nice dip in the pool or whatever else it is you like to do outside. This isn’t an audiophile-grade product and it isn’t going to throw down the jams at your next raging party. But, for the passive listener, we can think of no more suitable passive outdoor speaker.
Pros: Sensitive/efficient solar panel charges itself and mobile devices quickly, Sounds great outdoors, E Ink display always legible, even in bright sun, Convenient carrying pouch shades mobile devices, Light and easily portable
Cons: Lean on bass, even with bass boost, Sounds gritty at max volume, Solar panel scratches easily