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Eton Rukus Solar

Eton Rukus Solar
alaScore 87

242 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Eton Rukus Solar. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Eton Rukus Solar is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Eton Rukus Solar from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems on

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This summary is based on the products: Eton Rugged Rukus All-Terrain Portable Solar Wireless Sound System (Black)Eton Rukus XL The Portable, Solar Powered, Music Wireless Sound System with Smartphone Charging (Black)Eton Rukus XL The Portable, Solar Powered, Music Wireless Sound System with Smartphone Charging (Black)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

Eton Rukus XL review


Extra loud. Extra solar. Extra awesome.” That's Eton's banner for the Rukus XL solar-powered Bluetooth speaker (available at $200). It's not exactly Shakespeare, but it gets the point across. This star-fueled stereo wasn't designed to replace your...

Clear, balanced sound ; Powerful max volume ; Solar power works as advertised ; Conversation starter ; Affordable

Bluetooth keeps devices on a short leash ; Lowest bass response underwhelming

If you’re looking for an affordable new way to impress your social circle and keep the party going strong, Eton’s Ruckus XL is an excellent choice.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (

Eton Rukus Solar


The Eton Rukus Solar is a Bluetooth speaker crossed with a solar charger that delivers good, if quiet, audio quality and consistent power for your mobile devices, but the frequent signal drops are a nuisance.

Charges in the sun. Can charge other devices. Clear audio without distortion

Frequent signal drops. Too quiet for outdoor use. Bulky

Given the rather large size and solar panel, I fully expected the Rukus Solar to be suitable for listening outdoors. Unfortunately, I found the maximum volume to be too low for anything but light background music at outdoor gatherings. Distortion was...

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Etón Rukus Solar


As far as we're concerned, everyone's preparedness kit ought to have one of Eton's products in it. The company builds some impressively rugged and useful gear, including its practical American Red Cross line of hand-cranked and solar-powered shortwave...

Sensitive/efficient solar panel charges itself and mobile devices quickly ; Sounds great outdoors ; E Ink display always legible, even in bright sun ; Convenient carrying pouch shades mobile devices ; Light and easily portable

Lean on bass, even with bass boost ; Sounds gritty at max volume ; Solar panel scratches easily

This isn’t an audiophile-grade product and it isn’t going to throw down the jams at your next raging party. But, for the passive listener, we can think of no more suitable passive outdoor speaker.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Nick Guy (

Eton Rukus XL Bluetooth Wireless Speaker


We're not usually excited by solar charging accessories specifically because of their sun-soaking capabilities, but Eton's new speaker system Rukus XL ($200) is interesting -- a modest re-engineering of the previously-released Soulra XL, now with a...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (

Etón Rukus Solar


Fun in the sun with a boombox that pulls its power from Mother Nature

Aug, 2012