Not bad at all considering I was streaming via bluetooth and ...
8 October 2014
Summary: bought this for a camping trip. its heavier than I expected, I guess due to the battery. My entire camping trip was cold, very cloudy and light rain/sprinkles off and on. I left for the trip fully charged and I used it for a week having only the sun keep it charged. This thing starts pulling in a charge even on VERY cloudy days. It handled getting a bit damp, and I did charge my phone off it for a few hours (once). when I got home the battery was down one 'dot'.
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.
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.
Not great for charging devices but awesome music playing ability
ken carlson, Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: this is a great little solar speaker system. essentially never runs out of battery when playing music alone, even at high volume. Bluetooth and aux both work really well. This is NOT however a very good solar charging system. A full charge on the panel can give me max 40% charge on my cell phone. By solar alone I've only been able to achieve about 3/4 charge on the panel, full charge requires charging by wall plugin.
Good quality and can operate in moderate rain with Bluetooth
P. Sundnes, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: Use this camping and by the hot tub in the Seattle rain and it has stood up pretty well. Water gets under the plastic film for the solar panel and takes about a week to dry out, but does not affect operation. Sound is pretty good for a small unit, and on a sunny day will work for several hours if fully charged. Bluetooth paring is simple and you can use the auxilliary jack to connect devices that are not Bluetooth capable.