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Eton-rukus.33936516
8.8 out of 10

Eton Rukus

Etón Rukus: Portable Bluetooth Sound System with Solar Panel STA Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Eton Rukus

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Overall 6
6.0

battery issues

Robert Martini Gold, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: I've used this item through about a dozen battery charge cycles. I take it with me camping and on my canoe day trips, and have found two shortcomings related to battery charging. It will not fully charge via the solar panel. I've left in in bright florida sunshine for as long as 10 hours, and it only gets up to about 3.5 green lights (out of 4). To get the last green LED fully lit, I have to plug in the USB charging cable.
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Overall 6
6.0

decent sound if your close to it, and use the power amp app from the google play store

Brian Hernanez, Amazon
21 November 2013
  • Summary: not what i expected they could be better but really have no use for the solar charge since they say it take about 4 to 5 hours to charge when your in the sun but thats just me
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good

Eric Michaels, Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: Fairly happy with the ruckus. Solar aspect of it works very well. Often that is the weak part of these products. My problem was that the charging port broke after about 40 uses. The Micro USB jack broke and was pushed inside the ruckus and it can't be charged anymore except by solar. I do wish it was a little louder too. Submitted a warranty claim to the company and no response after a week.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great product, but it could be louder

Gretchen, Amazon
7 August 2013
  • Summary: Listen... I'm not trying to impress (or annoy) my neighbors with my amazing 80's rock collection, but at the same time, I would like to hear it myself. This has proved challenging at times even in everyday circumstances. Sitting alone in your backyard and looking to enjoy hours of wireless music? This is the product for you. If however, you plan to play music while you have a few friends over, possibly for a pool party or BBQ? Keep looking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to SYNC

Anthony, Amazon
19 July 2013
  • Summary: The instructions to set-up and sync are not detailed.. you are on your own. I have an electronic background and i managed to get it to work.. the sound from the unit is crisp and clear. The volume level is more than adequate. The wi-fi range is very limited. If you move the unit away from the music source, the range to keep the music going is restricted to no more than 15 feet line of sight.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just average

Bay415, Amazon
13 July 2013
  • Summary: Solid design with good solar concept but lacking where it count most, sound quality. I would return the unit but missed the deadline.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost Works!

William E. Gentry, Amazon
8 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this unit to pair with my Galaxy S4. While my Galaxy's bluetooth does recognize the speaker system, no sound comes from the Rukus. However, since it does work when I connect with an aux. cable, I decided to keep the speaker system. The system itself is not as loud as I would prefer, but it's fine for listening to audio books in the car. For the $50 I paid for the Eton Rukus, it meets most of my needs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Acceptable portable radio

tomnj2000, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: The Rugged Rukus is a small, good quality portable radio for streaming music and othwr radio programs. The solar charger is especially useful. The sound is just ok. Not very good bass and certainly not as good fidelity as the larger Rukus Solar. But, then again it is half the size.
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Overall 6
6.0

Define "Portable"

Severian "Severian", Amazon
1 July 2013
  • Summary: The Rukus is kind of like those Jeep Grand Cherokee SRTs with the 470 hp Hemi engines, 5,000 lb weight, 160 mph top speed, and 13 mpg mileage - very impressive capabilities, which address a need which is so rare and specific as to be almost non-existent. In the case of the Rukus, this odd dislocation of purpose is due to a very idiosyncratic set of features and some other strange deficiencies.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ideal for a few, but there are better options for most

Jeff, Amazon
23 June 2013
  • Summary: I have somewhat of a wireless speaker addiction. Always finding a way to irrationally justify the purchase of yet another speaker. I justified the purchase of this one for its ability to extend its battery life when listening outside on sunny days. The bluetooth speakers I have found to be my favorites are the Bose Soundlink II and the UE Boombox. DESIGN: The look and feel of this speaker definitely coincides with its price range offering great quality.
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