Summer is the best season to enjoy all the little pleasures of life – the abundant sunshine, fresh sea breeze, camping trips with friends, a taste of new cuisines, clear blue skies, carefree days of endless fun and warm star-speckled nights al fresco. But even on such days, fumbling with chargers, USB cables and extra batteries can be a total downer if you spontaneously decide to throw an outdoor party – though it may not completely ruin your entire day, it will certainly strain your nerves, spoil the fun and take up quite a bit of your precious playtime. That’s why we did our best to find the best speaker out there that will save you all that fuss and trouble. Meet Rugged Rukus by Etón, the next best friend for all lovers of music-filled holidays and outdoor party animals – the uniquely designed and ultra-portable solar-powered sound system is here to keep your music playing loud and clear 24/7, no fuss, no stress, no hassle.

Thanks to one-touch pairing option, Rugged Rukus will play your favorite tracks wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device, smartphones, tablets and computers alike, outputting rich, clear and vibrant stereo sound through its two full-range speaker drivers. To stream your music from non-Bluetooth devices, use the aux-in jack for super-reliable connection and you’re ready to rock!

Another cool feature of the Etón’s latest speaker is the super-convenient mobile device charging capacity – thanks to the handy USB port, you can now also charge your smartphone as you’re listening to your favorite playlists. Plus, with its lightweight design and carabiner rings, Rugged Rukus is an ideal speaker to bring along on a camping trip, excursion to the countryside or even a seaside adventure. Drop-proof to some 3.3 feet of height and water resistant to the IPX-4 standard, this superb speaker is built to survive quite a few accidental splashes, drops and shocks on almost any terrain.

Eton solar speaker

Apart from all those useful features, what makes Rugged Rukus truly stand out from the crowd of similar wireless speakers is its built-in ultra-efficient solar panel that generates incredible amounts of power to keep your audio volumes on and up all day long. Once the sun sets and your speaker runs out of juice, stretch the entertainment hours by simply switching to the lithium battery for additional eight hours of playback, or combine the micro USB cable and your smartphone charger to maximize the fun and party hard ‘till cows come home. Power-wise, Rugged Rukus battery will fully recharge in some five hours in direct sunlight, but you can halve the time by using the AC power adapter and micro USB cord.

Built to maximize your summer fun in the sun, Rugged Rukus is the best portable speaker to have around when planning your vacation – so get your piece ASAP! You won’t regret it.

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Solar powered wireless speaker

Eton Rugged Rukus solar wireless speaker


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