Kool Tools: the Rugged rukus sound system
If you need a rugged, portable, wireless, solar-powered sound system, you need Etón Corp.'s Rugged rukus. It boasts an IPX4-certified splash-proof design. In addition, it can play music while simultaneously keeping your handheld device charged.
The Rugged rukus -- which can pair with any Bluetooth-compatible device -- delivers crisp stereo sound using its two full-range speaker drivers. It has the power to charge the internal lithium battery via the 20 square-inch solar panel or USB adapter. A built-in USB port enables you to charge your smartphone.
Five hours in direct sunlight fully charges the Rugged rukus; plug it in and it charges in about 2 .5 hours. When it gets dark, the internal lithium battery will keep the music going for over eight hours.
The Etón Rugged rukus is now available at Amazon.com, REI stores and Apple online and in-store locations for US$99.99. For more information go to www.etoncorp.com .