Eton Rukus Solar Bluetooth Boombox

Boom boxes in the ’80s were awesome – except for one thing – the 8 D size batteries that needed to be replaced every 30 minutes.  Eton has take then boom box idea and updated it for a new age – complete with solar power and Bluetooth connectivity.

Rukus Solar features:

  • Bluetooth with AVRCP / A2DP profile support
  • Play music from a Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or PC
  • Built-in high efficiency monocrystal solar panel
  • USB port for mobile device charging @ 5V 500mA
  • E Ink display
  • 14W Stereo Sound
  • 2pcs Speaker driver with diameter 2.25in
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery 7.4V 1500mAh
  • Mobile device storage
  • Integrated carrying handle
  • AC adapter
  • Aux-in jack

What do we love about this?  $150 price tag, no batteries to change, connects to any Bluetooth enabled device, and uses E Ink so you can see the screen even in the bright sun at the beach.  What don’t we like about it?  It’s not available until April 2012.