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CES 2013: Eton unveils solar-powered Rugged Rukus and Rukus XL wireless speakers

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Eton has added two new solar-powered Bluetooth portable speakers to its range at CES 2013, the Rugged Rukus (pictured) and Rukus XL.

The Rugged Rukus works with any Bluetooth compatible device, has a USB port for charging your smartphone or tablet and also has an integrated, rechargeable solar-powered battery.

Five hours of sunlight claims to deliver "continuous day and night playback", though we're guessing it'll run out at some point... It has a price tag of $99.

If you fancy something a little larger, the Rukus XL, which looks-wise seems to borrow plenty from the Eton Soulra, has eight full-range drivers and a rechargeable, solar-powered battery.

The Eton Rukus XL has a price tag in the US of $200.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.