Summary: I use a Samsung mp3 player to listen to audiobooks while driving. Some books are not loud enough just using the mp3 player built in speakers. I charged the Eton rukus using the power adapter from my Samsung with the USB cord rec'd with the rukus.
Great solar powered device, just very directional with sound
Nathan Knight, Amazon
21 April 2015
Summary: I know a lot of reviews say this, but its still smaller than I expected. With that being said everyone is always amazed at the sound that comes out of it. It's very directional so not always the perfect choice but works great on the lake.
Summary: I got a chance to really test this out a week after I purchased it. Took it on vacation for 10 days to an island where the majority of my time was spent at a beach. Without conventional power options I was relying on this. It passed with flying colors.
Summary: Just got one of these for the purpose of having tunes on my new balcony which has no power outlet in a fairly high-density-population living area (I'm not looking to blast the house down, just have reliable electricity-free bluetooth speakers available on the balcony) and this thing is pretty sweet.
Summary: The product we received has a similar problem to several other reviews. The USB connection has a design flaw so it doesn't work and comes loose. So if you are able to rely completely on solar charging it may not be an issue, but we wanted to be able to use USB charging at least as a back up option.
Summary: Good sound, but doesn't charge very well via solar panels. The port for the usb charger wore out and won't charge anymore. I contacted the company about it and they never responded. Dissapointing.
Summary: The battery charges pretty slowly off of solar, and you can't have it plugged in to charge while also charging a device from it. The speakers are pretty good quality for the price, and it does have a fairly rugged feel. The bluetooth works very well
Summary: this thing is built tough. When I first saw it I was skeptical about it actually performing as promised, but I'll tell you that it is an amazing little system. It just never dies, I was working in the backyard while the odd played and it just played strong all day job stop, charging itself as the...
Summary: I put this in the dash of my van so I can play my tunes through my phone. Best purchase I've made. I leave it on, 24-7 and it's always charged because its solar! As soon as I get close to my van my phone connects and I'm ready to roll!
Summary: Loving my Eton Rugged Rukus Solar Speaker. Great product for what I need. I use it as an outdoor speaker at my store. The volume is not too high, which works for how I need it. If you are looking for powerful sound, this is not the speaker to choose.