CNET First Look
Eton SoulraThe Eton Soulra is a durable and compact portable iPod/iPhone audio system that offers a built-in rechargeable battery and solar charging.
I'm David Carnoy and here would be a ton -- -- iPod iPhone. Portable audio system this is actually an audio system that is designed to go outside. Is -- -- little bit rugged and has a splash proof design Agassi you can hide your iPod or iPhone. Behind the plastic shield here in the front that is removable. You could also put down this little -- here but what the key thing is is this is a solar charger right here in the lid. The idea is that we -- this unit up with the AC adapter it has a built in lithium ion rechargeable battery. The we take it outside and he would put this lit up. And it would allow you to trickle charge see you get more battery life. With out any sign that you only get about four hours of battery life boat with. The sun you probably get in the range of around six hours but -- this in goal for full day outside it also charges your iPod or iPhone. Government features standpoint aside from that solar charging there isn't a whole lot here this is really a very basic audio system. There's no FM radio there's no Bluetooth or anything like that. This is designed to be set outside. And it has a little handle autopsy can carry around it isn't all that heavy but does have enough -- to it that there that does feel like there's something to it. -- -- it is compact as you can see. Like a lot of these little systems this one does come with their remote it matches design -- the product that's kind of an industrial look we did like the design of the product. And the remote is simple and durable as -- the sound it's okay but not great. We on the base to be a little bit then there is a based who's -- it but doesn't offer tremendous clarity and it distorts a little bit at higher volumes. So you wanna play this in sort of a middle volume level but for casual listening outdoors it certainly does the job. I'm David Carnoy and as the eight console rough.