#WakaWaka Power – Best compact solar power station & light

11 Jan


A super efficient personal solar power station to charge your iPad, iPhone or other smart phone, with excellent reading light.

Go check out the WakaWaka Kickstarter project IT’S NOW ENDED BUT GO TAKE A LOOK ANYWAY

wakawaka light

I backed the project myself as I have a bit of a thing for solar power… something about not being relient on a power socket and also using power in a much greener, self sufficient way. If I had my way I’d make sure every new home that was built legally had to have the roof constructed from solar panels! It all makes some sort of sense in my head.

The other reason I chose to go for the WakaWaka is that pretty much every time I travel I find myself with a phone, camera and such that’s battery decides to give up on me at a real inconvenient time. I have tried solar charges before, I did buy a Powermonkey a while back now and have been nothing but disappointed with it. Apart from all the separate parts you have to carry around with it, (which I could forgive if it actually worked) I think the only way it would charge would be to spend a week in a desert with the scorching sun on it 24/7. Even when I charge the battery part up from the mains it then does a worthless job of charging my iPhone up. Anyway they may have improved the Powermonkey system since I bought mine a few years ago so I’ll stop bashing them.

Even more reasons to back the WakaWaka is their awesome commitment to help out as many Haitians affected by the earthquake in Haiti over 3 years ago. 370,000 still live without lights after the earthquake, that’s crazy! So far 35,000 people will be helped from the project as well as a WakaWaka assembly line being set up in Haiti before importing them into the US, thus creating jobs and economic development.

wakawaka

Anyway there is a heap of info and technical stats on their kickstarter page, including how it stacks up against some of the other leading solar power options out there. Fingers crossed this lives up to the hype and my expectations!

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