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Etón Soulra XL

Solar-powered speaker system for iPod® and iPhone®

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Want a great (and green) way to bring your iPod's music to the great outdoors? Then check out the Etón Soulra XL solar-powered iPod/iPhone speaker system. It features a large, 72 square-inch solar panel to provide power. And while the Soulra XL is soaking up the sun, don't worry about the LCD display getting washed out. The recessed iPod dock has an anti-glare screen so you can easily see what's on your player, even in full sunlight.

Want a great (and green) way to bring your iPod's music to the great outdoors? Then check out the Etón Soulra XL solar-powered iPod/iPhone speaker system. It features a large, 72 square-inch solar panel to provide power. And while the Soulra XL is soaking up the sun, don't worry about the LCD display getting washed out. The recessed iPod dock has an anti-glare screen so you can easily see what's on your player, even in full sunlight.

Fast charging, long playback
The efficient Soulra XL can completely recharge its built-in battery in as little as five hours, depending on sunlight. It can also fully charge your docked iPod or iPhone in as little as four. And if it's rainy or dark, no problem — the included power adapter lets you charge the Soulra XL indoors, too.

How much music playback can you expect? The system can deliver up to five hours on a full battery charge.

Great portable sound
The Soulra XL doesn't skimp on sound quality. Two woofers handle the mids and bass, while two tweeters produce clear highs. Four passive drivers help reinforce the low tones, giving your music a nice, full-bodied sound.

Made for travel
The Soulra XL was designed for convenient portability. The solar panel flips down, facing outward on the back so it can keep charging. There's a built-in storage compartment for the remote. And the removable carrying strap is gel-cushioned so you can comfortably carry the system for a good distance. Rubberized end caps minimize the minor bumps most portables experience.

From the review The Etón Soulra XL — Excellent in the Sun

I'd consider the Soulra XL a must-have for outdoor recreation. I enjoyed it while I worked in the yard, and relaxing in the shade. Keeping a portable system powered with four or more "C" or "D" cell batteries can be an expensive proposition after a while. Keeping my tunes going with the same sun that made it such a glorious day seemed to be an elegant solution to me.

- Ralph G., Crutchfield blog editor and writer

fabulous product!! We took it to the beach for the day and everyone loved it!!

Lynne, Savannah, GA

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What's in the Box:

  • Solar powered speaker dock (for iPod/iPhone)
  • AC power supply (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • IR remote control (with installled CR2032 lithium battery)
  • Removable strap
  • User Manual (Eng/Fre)
  • Quick Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Limted Warranty/Product Registration (USA/Canada)

Product Highlights:

  • for docking iPods and iPhones
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS
  • 2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 4 passive radiators for stronger bass
  • selectable bass boost
  • flip-up solar panel operates in full sunlight and cloudy conditions
  • 22 watts total power
  • rugged, splash-proof rubberized design
  • strong, lightweight aluminum frame
  • built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
    • up to 5 hours operation with fully charged battery
    • 5 hours recharge time with flip-up solar panel and direct sunlight
    • 5 hours recharge time for iPod/iPhone
  • automatically charges docked player even in battery mode
  • removable gel-cushioned carrying strap
  • remote
  • weight: 7 lbs.
  • 14-5/16"W x 8-1/4"H x 5-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The Eton Soulra XL is a solar-powered speaker system with an integrated iPod/iPhone dock and auxiliary input. It also includes an IR wireless remote control. The Soulra XL is powered from an integrated rechargeable Li-ion battery, charged by a built-in solar panel or the included AC adapter.

22-Watt/8-Speaker System: The Eton Soulra XL is equipped with 8 full-range drivers (2 tweeters/2 woofers/4 passive radiators) powered by a built-in 22W amplifier for stereo sound. It also offers a bass boost function for added bass response.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The Eton Soulra XL features an integrated, swivel-hinged iPod/iPhone dock to connect select Apple iPods & iPhones. Once your iPod or iPhone is docked, there is anti-glare tinted plastic cover which protects your iPod/iPhone from the elements. The Eton Soulra XL offers audio playback, basic playback control (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Previous/Next), and charging of your iPod or iPhone. You can still control all the advanced music navigation functions from your iPod/iPhones clickwheel or touchscreen. This unit does not feature an LCD display and does not support text display of your iPod/iPhone. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone to view song information. The unit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone functions (as of August 2011).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text  Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
 mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
 nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
 touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS Y N Y Y N N Y
4 Y N Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Auxiliary Input: The Eton Soulra XL is equipped with a side-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input jack for connecting a portable audio device, such as your MP3 player or CD player.

Remote Control: The Eton Soulra XL come with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit and docked iPod/iPhone. The remote uses a single CR2032 3V lithium-cell battery. There is a convenient remote control storage compartment located on the back of the unit.

Convenient Portability: The Eton Soulra XL features an integrated carry handle and a removable gel-cushioned carrying shoulder strap for convenient portability.

Solar Panel: The Eton Soulra XL features an integrated high-efficiency monocrystal solar cell panel with commercial grade lamination technology to recharge the unit's built-in lithium-ion battery. The solar panel measures 72 square inches and enables up to 5 hours of recharge time in direct sunlight.

Power Requirements: The Eton Soulra XL operates off of the integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery (200maH, 7.4V) or AC power. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 5 hours of audio playback at mid-volume levels. The unit's rechargeable battery can be charged using the supplied AC adapter or charged from the unit's integrated solar panel.

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