Eton Soulra XL dock takes its power from the sun

Eton Soulra XL

Eton reckons its solar-charged Soulra XL iPod/iPhone dock is just the thing for taking down to the beach or out on a picnic this summer.

Its retractable solar panel provides up to five hours play time from the built-in lithium ion battery, and the dock itself is nestled behind a splash-proof glass screen that allows you to see the display in sunlight.

Inside there are two woofers, two tweeters and four passive radiators powered by a 22W amplifer.

The Eton Soulra XL will fully charge an iPhone/iPod within four hours, and it also has a gel-cushioned carry strap. A mains adapter is included for indoor use too.

You can buy the Soulra XL now for £200 from

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.