rukus solar powered bluetooth speaker rukus solar powered bluetooth speaker
may 11, 2012

rukus solar powered bluetooth speaker

the ‘rukus’ solar-powered portable bluetooth speaker system

rukus solar‘ is a solar-powered sound system, connecting via bluetooth (or auxiliary cable) to smartphones, computers, and music players. on the device, two speakers bookend a built-in carrying handle, whose front panel includes music controls and a monocrystal solar grid. its control panel utilizes e-ink for improved visibility in sunlight and lower power usage.

the battery lasts for 8 hours, attaining a full charge in six hours in direct sunlight. the system can also be connected to electricity via a built-in AC adapter. ‘rukus solar’ also contains a USB port for the charging of mobile devices.

produced in green, black, and white, the bluetooth solar-powered speaker has just been made publicly available, for a cost of 150 USD (non-solar-powered model at 100 USD).

side view

a USB port (plus mesh pouch or elastic strap) permits charging of mobile devices on the go

video walk-through of the features of ‘rukus solar’

  • I am having trouble connecting my iPhone 5 to the Rukus solar bluetooth speaker. I have charged the device and pressed the bluetooth button with my phone right next to the device but it never connects. My phone says “Now Discoverable” then “Connection Unsuccessful” Any advice?

    Janet Chance says:

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