Summary: Was skeptical when ordering, but product delivers. This is my first purchase of a BT speaker and I'm very impressed with the quality. I waited a few months to write this review to see if it really stood up to the conditions as advertised. I purchased this as a speaker for use on a pontoon boat that a group of friends and I were renting for a few hours on a lake.
Summary: Not very loud when outside or in the car. Inside just fine. Solar panel is a nice feature in the car. Works well in direct and and works sometimes in haze or overcast depends on how strong the sun is I guess. Only actually ran out of battery one time and I use it everyday 6-8 hrs a day either at work in the car or at home. For the price its pretty good. I've had it a month now and no serious complaints other than the low volume.
Summary: This thing works great for playing music outside in a quiet environment. As for charging a cell phone ... It does an OK job if it's fully charged. But it wouldn't even charge an iPhone 4S to more than 60% when I used it for that. However, it does hold its own charge quite well and the Bluetooth works great too. Oh, I did mention "in a quiet environment". yeah, this thing isn't super loud.
I would not recommend using the charging port to charge your phone
Matthew Evans, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Used for an entire summer. A full charge took about 3 hours in the full sunlight (In the middle of Wisconsin). It played music over bluetooth for about 6 hours on medium volume. I would not recommend using the charging port to charge your phone, it depleted the battery much quicker. Very easy to sync and overall a fantastic purchase. Very durable and loud. The sound is very full.
If you are a music lover/outdoors kind of person this device a must for you
Emilio Aguilar, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: It was a little smaller than I've spected but that's was not really an issue, the sound quality is amazing for indoors and outdoors. I didn't have a chance to fully proof the solar panel function but the device charges it self with no problems. Is really ease to use and you can really fell the quality of the product and you can fell how thought is it.
Summary: works awesome! wish you could charge the phone/mp3player at same time as using the speakers and have them last longer. When I did this my phone charged fine but the speakers ran out of battery after about 45 min of run time and it wont charge the phone if its charging its own batteries...however, if i dont use to charge with it works awesome! i have yet to re-charge by house power since the first time i charged it...
Summary: I am giving the Eton Rugged Ruckus 4 Stars. It is small and compact yet delivers very clean and clear sound and also plays loud. It is not meant to fill up a football stadium with sound but will be plenty loud enough for a campsite or at the beach and by the pool etc. Inside a house it plays much louder than you prob need. I originally got this so I could take it camping, to the beach, and use by the pool to use the Bluetooth to stream Pandora etc.
Summary: Charged fully once before a week long beach trip and was able to stream music through bluetooth to it for 3-4 hours a day over a period of 6 days without having to plug it in for a charge. I am very impressed with this product. The only hangup would be the volume becoming a little distorted when played at maximum volume. I would recommend this to anyone that needs some tunes on your outdoor adventure.