Whether you’re hiking, camping, messing around at the beach, or just hanging in the yard with your friends and family, it’s great to have some tunes! Now, you can have music on the go without worrying about running out of battery power. In addition to being powered by the sun and delivering crisp, high-quality sound, many these solar powered speakers offer additional features like the ability to charge your cell phone, waterproof casings, and LED lights.
1. ECOXGEAR SolJam Solar-Powered Waterproof Speaker
ECOXGEAR is all about getting outside, being on the move, and having a really good time while you’re doing it. They offer a variety of rugged, portable sound systems that are “designed for whatever life throws at them.” This means the SolJam solar speaker is waterproof and begging you to take it to the beach, the lake, or on the river – even if it’s pouring rain outside. Did we mention that it floats? It’s one of the most rugged solar powered speakers available so if you’re active and outdoorsy, you’ll enjoy the SolJam. You can charge it with an AC adapter wall charger in about three hours – or you can charge it with the sun.
- Has a built-in lithium ion battery.
- Offers 12+ hours of playing time on a full charge
- Comes with a USB port to charge your cell phone
- Measures: 6″ deep by 7″ wide by 4″ tall
- Weighs: 1.5 lbs.
2. Etón Rugged Rukus Bluetooth Solar Powered Speaker with Phone Charger
Etón believes in harnessing nature’s energy to “power consumer products that keep people prepared, informed, entertained, and on-the-go.” A leader in portable speaker systems, Etón produces weather alert radios, backup battery packs, and a few models of really cool solar powered speakers.
This speaker packs a lot of power and sound for its size. The compact Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker weighs in at 1.6 pounds and measures just under 6″ deep by 6.5″ wide. It comes with mono crystalline solar panel and an internal lithium-ion battery that will charge your cell phone while it streams music.
Check out this video from Etón for more details:
- Provides over 8 hours of listening time before the next charge
- Full stereo sound
- Water resistant
- Measures 5.7″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″
- Weighs 1.6 lbs.
3. ABFOCE Portable IPX6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Set
For crisp, clear stereo sound at an affordable price point, you can’t go wrong with this compact set of water-proof speakers by ABFOCE. They’ll play for 15 hours, but if you’re still rocking beyond that, just sit them in the sunshine. They have built-in mono-crystalline silicon solar panels to charge them up off-grid. Sitting them in the sunshine for a half hour gives you another 30 minutes of playtime. They can also be charged in a standard wall outlet. They’re Bluetooth-ready, so as long as you have your phone or laptop, you’re g good to go.
4. ABFOCE Waterproof Solar-Powered Speaker
Another great design from ABFOCE, this portable speaker is waterproof, making it perfect for the pool, the beach, kayaking on the lake, or wherever else your water sports take you. With a 5-star customer rating, it has a high-performance mono-crystalline silicon ETFE laminated solar panel, which will give you 30 minutes of playtime after charging in the sun for just 10 minutes. This one is also Bluetooth-enabled. Plus, you can use it as power bank to charge your phone.
5. Reveal Solar Powered Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Bamboo Accents
There are a number of cool solar powered speakers out there, but this is the only one we’ve found that’s accented with Earth-friendly bamboo. Designed by sustainable products company Reveal, this portable Bluetooth speaker offers great sound clarity and with eight hours of play time between charges. Set it in the sun for even longer play time. In addition to this cool solar speaker, Reveal makes a number of sustainable tech accessories, and they plant a tree for every product they sell.
Reveal’s founder, Terry Omata, is a great guy who is dedicated to bringing more sustainable products to the marketplace. If you want to learn more about him, check out my post about a conversation we had a few years ago.
- Includes a lithium-ion battery that will play for 8-hours; and much longer if you charge it in the sun
- Sustainable bamboo accents
- Comes with a USB port to recharge your smart phones and other mobile devices while playing music
- Has a 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Measures: 3.3″ x 8″ x 3.8″
- Weighs: 13.4 oz.
6. Reveal Carbon Fiber Solar Powered Speaker
Another sleek design by Reveal, this solar speaker has a carbon fiber exterior, so it’s tough but super lightweight. It boasts 60 hours of playtime. Charge it in the sun for just 10 minutes and it will play for a half an hour.
7. Braven Solar Bluetooth Speaker
This solar Bluetooth speaker from Raven gets great reviews from customers for its sound quality as well as its overall durability. It has an adjustable solar panel that can be folded down when not in use. It offers omni-directional sound and 30 hours of continuous play time between charges. And it can play almost indefinitely when charged by the sun.
- Comes with an internal, noise-canceling microphone for hands-free phone calls
- Measures: 4″ x 4.75″ x 9.75″
- Weighs: ~1.4 lbs.
8. Kaito Emergency AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Alert Radio
With climate change-related disasters on the rise, a solar-powered emergency radio has become a necessity. This emergency weather alert radio from Kaito packs a bunch of important features into is compact size. Charge it with a power outlet, the sun, or even your own muscle using its hand crank.
It comes with a six-way powered portable emergency radio so you can get AM and FM coverage, as well as seven pre-programmed NOAA weather channels. Use it to charge your phone and other mobile devices. In addition to its audio features, it provides other safety features, including an LED reading lamp, flashlight, and a red S.O.S. light. It has a tough, water-resistant casing for when you’re out in the elements.
- Measures: 5.75″ x 10.25″ x 3.25″
- Weighs: 1.8 lbs.
9. Goal Zero Rock Out 2 Solar Rechargeable Speaker
Goal Zero has become an industry leader for solar-powered energy when you’re on the go. From portable power stations to panels to lighting and accessories, Goal Zero offers something solar for anyone who needs to be off-grid. Their Rock Out 2 solar speaker is true to its name – packing enough power to play your music loud when you just can’t have it any other way. It comes in a variety of cool colors, including blue, red, green, black, and camo.
Check out the video to get a sense of its sound:
- Over 10 hours of stereo sound play time on a single charge; put it in the sun for longer play time
- Measures: 7″ x 2.5″ x 3.8″
- Weighs: 12 oz.
10. Touch of Eco Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker
This little speaker gets rave reviews for its sound quality, and at just under $25, it’s hard to beat its price. Connect it to any Bluetooth-enabled device to stream your music wirelessly wherever you go. It’s available in three colors: red, blue, or white, and comes with a carabiner clip for easy transport.
- Offers 4 hours of play time between charges
- Charge it via USB or the sun
- Water resistant
- Measures: 5.6″ x 1.9″ x 2.8″
- Weighs: 7.4 oz.
11. Renogy Portable Solar Power Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Renogy offers a variety of highly-rated portable generators and solar chargers, and their compact solar powered Bluetooth speaker doesn’t disappoint. It offers great audio quality with three playing modes depending on your environment.
Check out this video for more info:
- Easily connect with any Bluetooth-enabled device
- Offers 4 hours of play time at high volume; more if you put it in the sun
- Measures: 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 1.7″
- Weighs: 1.4 lbs.
12. Mini Solar Bluetooth Speaker with MP3 Player
Connect this mini solar speaker to any Bluetooth-enabled device within 33 feet and be prepared to be impressed with its crisp, clear sound. It’s waterproof, with a rubberized, slip-free grip – perfect for those of us who must sing in the shower. Hang it anywhere with its carabiner key chain.
- Measures: 4″ x 3″ x 1.8″