Look, I’m no hippy; but there’s definitely something magical and awesome about the idea of transforming sunlight into music (really, I’m not a hippy — I don’t even know what patchouli oil smells like). And just like Eton’s other solar-powered Bluetooth speakers, that’s exactly what the new $200 Bluetooth-equipped Rukus XL does. Only in a bigger, badder, louder way.
For use in London or under a solar eclipse, an AC adapter provides a more conventional means of charging the boombox’s 8-hour lithium-ion battery.
Less common extra features worth noting here are a bass boost button and a USB port capable of charging phones and other small peripherals.