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Eton’s Solar-Powered Rukus Speakers Now Bigger, Badder And More Efficient [CES 2014]


The aerodynamic Rukus Xtreme on the left, Rukus II on the right. Photo: Eli Milchman.


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LAS VEGAS — Eton has improved the wedge-shaped, solar-powered Rukus Bluetooth speaker it introduced just over six months ago, and are now calling it the Rukus II; they’ve also built a second, bigger, badder (and more expensive) version they’ve naturally dubbed the Rukus Xtreme.

One Ruggedized UE BOOM Bluetooth Speaker is Cool, But Two Gets You Stereo Sound




It’s unlikely that the Jawbone Jambox will be shoved off its throne anytime soon; not necessarily because it’s the best-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker out there, but because it was here first, and it made a huge splash (in part because, yes, it sounds pretty good).

But I were to bet on a challenger, I might put my money on the smart new UE Boom. Not only is it ruggedized against drops and splashes, but it’s armed with two very unusual tricks.

Muji Splash-Proof Speaker Keeps Your iPhone Safe Inside



I’m a big fan of waterproof speakers. Not just for in-shower podcast listening, so I can get all excited about CultCast host Erfon Elijah’s sweet vocal tones as I froth myself into a soapy lather. No, I also like to listen to Erfon in the kitchen as I cook, perhaps kneading a soft and supple bread dough by hand, or washing the dirty dishes with my rough hands plunged into the hot suds…

Anyway. Splash-proof speakers. Muji makes one .