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Eton Presents Soulra - Solar-Powered iPhone and iPod Dock

Sep 09, 2010
Eton's Soulra is an iPhone dock that was built to be used outdoors. The sound system boasts high-efficiency solar panel that allows the device to harness solar energy in order to provide music whenever you are. Soulra measures 11.9 x 6.6 x 3.5-inch (301 x 168 x 89 mm).

The system has a rubberized aluminum exterior that allows the dock to resist tough weather conditions. During a sunny day the device can play music and recharge its two-cell 2000 mAh, 7.4V lithium-ion battery pack, while at night or during a cloudy day the dock offers enough power to play non-stop music for 4 hours, which charging the iPhone and iPod.

Two 11W full-range speaker drivers are located on the left and right sides. Under the cover located between the speakers there is the docking bay that is not only compatible with the iPhone, but also with a number of Apple's music players, including different generations of the iPod, the Nano, the Touch and Mini. Besides, there's an audio line-in socket at the back, which allows connecting another player to the dock.

The underside of Soulra's cover features a 5.11-inch (130 mm) square solar panel. The latter was made using high efficiency monocrystal solar cells and boasts a maximum power output of 230 mA / 2 W. If you want to own this device, you will have to pay $ 200.

[via Gizmag]

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