Eton Soulra XL Solar BoomBox

At the consumer electronics show last year I spent some time in the Eton booth and loved the Soulra XL. It wasn’t available at the time and now it is which is great news. The Soulra XL is an Apple ¬†iPhone or iPod enabled boombox with a 72″ monocrystal¬†solar recharging panel built in. In 5 hours you can recharge the system or your iphone in the sun and allows you to enjoy music at the beach, outdoor party, etc. The sound quality is excellent and with rubberized buttons and cover for phone you are protected against the elements. Perfect for playing itunes or streaming Pandora or Spotify you are ready to roll!

Side View
You will see a connector that is for the included strap.

Solar Panel View
The solar panel folds down onto the unit and a remote is included on the design.

Charging times:

  • 5 hrs to fully charge in sun
  • 8 hrs of playback
  • 4 hrs to fully charge iPod/iPhone

Demo Video

The official specs are:¬†Dimensions: 8.125″ H x 15.125″ W x 5.25″ D and weighs in at 7 pounds.

In summary, with 8 speakers (2x tweeter, 2x woofer, 4x passive radiator), portability, solar charging and sound quality this boombox makes it onto my favorite gadget list.

Want One? Check out the Eton Store

 

3 Comments

  1. This would be so awesome for the beach! It’ll come in handy for backyard barbecues or pool parties when the extension chord is packed. I have to get me one of these.

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