12 Jan '12, 2pm

CES 2012: Eton's Rukus Boombox Uses Solar To Keep Your Music Blaring

CES 2012: Eton's Rukus Boombox Uses Solar To Keep Your Music Blaring

Eton, the makers of the Soulra solar boombox , have come up with slicker, more portable version -- the Rukus . This $150 music player connects to devices via bluetooth, so you could link up your iPhone and access your playlists while out in the park. It uses an e-ink display to show power levels and other information, and a strap in the back where you can hold your device as well as charge it from the Rukus internal battery if needed. © Jaymi Heimbuch The only information I can get about the solar panel is weak at best. It is a "high efficiency monocrystal solar panel" but no one seems to know the watts. I'm guessing probably 2ish Watts based on the size. I'm told that it can provide enough of a trickle charge to keep the music going all day, but I think most people will still likely rely on charging the internal battery through a wall outlet and use the solar panel as a c...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/ces-2012-eton-rukus-boo...

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