I would not recommend using the charging port to charge your phone
Matthew Evans, Amazon
25 August 2014
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
24 August 2014
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: 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.
Summary: This device is exactly what it advertises - small, rugged, weatherproof. It's been on my back patio since I bought it, though rains, sunshine, etc. And it's always ready to give me HOURS of use poolside, even after the sun goes down. Decent volume, great sound quality. Very pleased with this purchase. Perfect poolside accessory, and one lest thing I have to haul out back to enjoy the summer.
Summary: This little bluetooth speaker is amazing. We've had it on multiple trips now. It handles charging up devices while it still cranks out great sound. We threw it up in the dashboard in the vehicle when we are on the road and it is fully juiced and roarin to go when we get there. Dropped it from about 4 feet onto asphalt by accident. Picked it up, connected in and it rocked out just as if nothing had happenned. Rugged lives up to its name.
Summary: The best gift for my dad!! It looks cool, can be easily carried and plays well. Do not expect an earth shattering sound. However, it packs quite a punch for a device of this size. Ghe phone charger via USB is an added bonus. Just go for it!!
Summary: I was hesitant to purchase this, because I thought I was purchasing just some "solar technology" vs. a good sounding speaker system. The sound quality actually surprised me. I have taken it out on the driveway with some friends and have been complimented on the sound, as well as today went to a BBQ at the park and some other friends said it sounded pretty damn good.