Party animals and beach bums are sure to appreciate the new Eton Soulra XL solar-powered speaker dock for the iPhone. It’s especially created to serve as a portable sound system that doesn’t need a power outlet. The Eton Soulra XL has a huge 72-inch retractable solar panel to power your music even if you are in the middle of the jungle or sunbathing in Phuket or Boracay.
Eton is popular for creating self-powered gadgets by incorporating solar panels or hard cranks such as the Eton NPT200WXB Rover Self-Powered Radio/Flashlight/USB Phone Charger and Eton Voicelink FR1000 Self Powered Radio. In the Eton Soulra XL iPhone Speaker System, they used a solar panel.
Eton Soulra XL Solar-Powered Mobile Speaker System is unlike ordinary and cheap iPod docks. The Soulra XL has 8 speaker drivers – 2x tweeter, 2x woofer and 4 passive radiators. It can generate up to 22W of bass-thumping music. Use this with iPhone or iPod on a beach and there’s a big chance the Eton Soulra XL can be a powerful chick-magnet!
The large 72-inch enhanced monocrystal solar panel of this iPhone mobile speaker only takes 5 hours to recharge under the sun. Once fully-charged, the lithium ion battery pack of the Soulra XL can deliver continuous music for 5 hours even at maximum volume! It’s very easy to carry around, it only weighs 3.175 kg despite measuring 206mmx384mmx133mm (HxWxD).
Aside from being a mobile sound system, the Soulra XL also recharges the iPhone or iPod Touch docked on it. It can help save a lot of money, just power up the solar panel of this device and you can charge anytime for free. It takes about 4 hours recharge an iPhone 4 using the Soulra XL but it doesn’t use up all the stored battery energy. In fact, you can play music and recharge your iPhone too up to 8 hours if while keeping the volume down!
The Eton Soulra XL iPhone/iPod Mobile Speaker System is ready for pre-orders. The manufacturer is asking $300 for it and I say it’s a fair deal. The amazing sound quality and powerful solar panel of this gadget makes it a great bargain. You can pre-order this product at www.shopetoncorp.com, Eton’s official webstore.