Sound for Disasters: Eton’s Tough New Rukus Bluetooth Speaker is Solar-Powered, Splashproof


Today Eton added the Rugged Rukus to their Rukus line of Bluetooth speakers. Like most of its Rukus siblings, the Rugged is solar-powered; unlike its siblings, the Rugged is splashproof. A great addition  for our all-hell-has-broken-loose list.

The Rugged Rukus carries a waterproof rating of IPX4, which means it’s pretty much immune to splashes (just don’t drop it in the bathtub or hose it down); it’s also tough enough to survive drops from about three feet. And of course it’s solar-powered — you can even charge devices (including tablets) off its eight-hour lithium battery.

The Rugged Rukus should be available about now at REI, Apple stores and on Amazon for $100 — pretty good for a speaker with all that special sauce.