How about a portable, compact solar charger that can charge any type of smartphone or tablet and also give you reading light. That's exactly what this WakaWaka Power, a Kickstarter project promises to provide. This project has already received $248,926 worth of pledges and still has 8 days to go.
As you can see in the picture, WakaWaka Power is a pocket size mini power station. It can charge practically any type of smartphone like iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung or any other. The battery capacity is large enough to fully charge most of the mobile phones. But that's not all, this solar charger also doubles up as a light source, giving you more than 40 hours of reading light on a single day solar charge.
WakaWaka already has a good track record on Kickstart with its solar LED lamp, which was launched and funded through Kickstarter. The company calls it the "best solar lamp in the World" and it costs $39 on Amazon.
If the company reaches its stretched $250,000 goal, every WakaWaka Power backer will get a free waterproof pouch, and the device will be assembled in Haiti, which will create more job opportunities in that region. To this day, around 370,000 Haitians live without lights, this is why the company plans to donate one WakaWaka solar lamp for each WakWaka Power that’s purchased.
Now, coming to the pricing part. For a pledge of $49 or more, you can get the Wakawaka Power in either yellow or black. The estimated retail price for this device will be $79 and the estimated delivery date is May, 2013 which means you will need to wait for around 5 more months to get your hands on this. Since this device is so successful, the company has decided to bump in a 25% extra battery capacity to all backers. This device surely seems promising.
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