Consumer Electronics Show Favorites: Rukus Solar Sound System by Eton

January 12, 2012    |    By +
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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Nearly 150,000 attendees are on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.6 million feet of exhibit space. This trade show is massive!

Since consumer electronics are the hottest and (still) fastest growing gift segment, CES gives me a chance to get an early look at some great gadgets. CES also is a great place to spot the bigger picture trends in the electronics arena.

The sheer amount of products at CES is staggering, but I have turned Las Vegas upside down and found some cool ones that should make great gifts. Here are some of my favorites from CES 2012.

The Product: The Rukus Solar from Eton (available Spring 2012 for $150)

The Scoop: A very cool solar powered, Blutooth enabled sound system. The Rukus may cause just that when you’re able to take your tunes anywhere with this great sounding, portable system. The Rukus will play nice with your Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet allowing you to play your on-device music or access tunes via online music services.

While the Rukus runs off AC power indoors, the unit really shines in the great outdoors when powered by its built-in solar panel. You can even use that same panel to charge your mobile devices via USB.

A Great Gift For: The music loving adventurer who craves their music wherever life takes them.

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