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WakaWaka Power: the Best Compact Solar Power Station & Light

A project in Discovery Bay, CA by Camille van Gestel

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Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.
Backers: 5622
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $419,472 of $50,000
Dates: Dec 12th -> Jan 11th (30 days)
Project By: Camille van Gestel
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Latest News

Solar charger, third-gen appradio hit the market

July 5th - via: thestarphoenix.com
The WakaWaka Power is a compact solar charger that's capable of converting eight hours of the sun's rays into energy that can charge mobile phones and power its own built-in flashlight for 40 hours. It's worth the small cost to keep one of these devices in your glove compartment for that inopportune moment when you do not think to charge your phone before heading out on the road, and then pop a tire while driving in a remote location. (Read More)

FAQ & Feeback

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all! While the very last of our backers are receiving their WakaWaka’s, most of you are happily testing them as we speak. We are getting a ton of feedback, most of which is super positive and all of which is very valuable to us. Thank you so... (Read More)

Shipping Update #2

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all! All of the WakaWaka Powers have now been shipped from the factory to various distribution centres and the last packages containing your rewards are being prepared as we speak! We did ran in to some delay though, allow us to explain briefly.... (Read More)

Shipping Update

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everyone! It's really great to see that so many of you are so engaged and eager to know when you will get your hands on a WakaWaka Power+   (please note the limited edition ´plus´ for 25% extra battery capacity. These days we really have our... (Read More)

Shipping date!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone, We will start shipping May 15th! Sending out the more than 7.000 packages to backers worldwide on the same day. It was quite a challenge so we are all really happy that we will be making the original shipping date promised to you. Expect... (Read More)

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April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backers! As you are all desperately waiting for your WakaWaka Power to arrive (I can imagine why, the first prototypes are awesome), we are getting close to shipping the more than 7.000 packages containing your WakaWaka Powers. Getting there was... (Read More)

Sneak preview of your WakaWaka Power

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Time for an update on the production of the WakaWaka Power, distribution of the donated Lights to Haiti and the shipment of your rewards.  Production on sceduleWith the testing phase behind us, production of the WakaWaka Power is right on schedule.... (Read More)

Two weeks after…

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, time flies! It’s been two weeks since the end of the Kickstarter project and we've been working very hard on the production of the WakaWaka Power for our backers and the realisation of the donation of the WakaWaka Lights to Haiti.  WakaWaka... (Read More)

THANK YOU on behalf of 50,000 Haitians

January 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, January 12th, it is precisely 3 years ago that an earthquake hit Haiti, the most devastating ever. Still almost 370,000 people need to live in shelters, in the dark. Life comes to an end after sunset. Hardly any possibilities to ready or... (Read More)

48 hrs to make impact

January 9th - via: kickstarter.com
there are 330,000 reasons to read this updateThat is the number of people we still want, need, must, should help with safe, sustainable solar light. there are 40,000 reasons to be thrilledThat is the number of people YOU have a already supported... (Read More)

FAQ: "How do I pledge multiple rewards?"

January 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes! you can pledge for more WakaWaka's!How? Simply multiply the appropriate amount of your reward tier by the nr of WakaWaka Powers you would like to receive and add the appropriate shipping costs (if any). For example You are an EARLY BIRD and you... (Read More)

Solar Charger Powers a Smartphone After a Day in the Sun

January 3rd - via: mashable.com
Place this smartphone-sized solar charger in the sun for a day, and it will charge your smartphone or tablet and give you eight hours of reading light.. (Read More)

Wakawaka Power Compact Solar Charger | Ubergizmo

January 2nd - via: ubergizmo.com
When it comes to modern day devices such as smartphones, they do seem to run out of juice more often than we’d like, especially with the amount of features packed into the device. Well, carrying around a smartphone endowed with [...] (Read More)

WakaWaka Lights World with Solar, Brings Hope to Haiti

January 2nd - via: westorlandonews.com
A new solar power lamp, the WakaWaka Light, is changing everything and former Florida Congressional Candidate J.R. Gaillot is bringing the effort to our community. “For every light you buy, one is given to Haiti,” said Gaillot. “Our goal is to donate 50,000 lights to Haiti. I am proud to currently be associated with this company, who recently announced their plans to build an assembly plant in Haiti.” (Read More)

WakaWaka Power Is A Kickstarter Project That Could Light Up Your Digital Life [Updates]

December 30th - via: makeuseof.com
If you are planning to go off the grid soon, then you should rush over to Kickstarter and pledge a few dollars on the WakaWaka Power Project. With 13 days to go, the WakaWaka Power project has drawn an impressive number of backers and dollars. (Read More)

Powerful Portable Solar Power with WakaWaka Device : TreeHugger

December 19th - via: treehugger.com
This popular solar charger is back with a new version of the device, and it is blowing its Kickstarter fundraising goals out of the water. (Read More)

WakaWaka Personal Solar Power Station

December 17th - via: ibtimes.co.uk
The WakaWaka Power was successfully launched after the WakaWaka Light, winner of 4 Accenture Innovation Awards last month. Building on the original design, the WakaWaka Power is thinner and lighter and features a Sunpower solar cell, Intivation power management and much more battery capacity than the previous version. (Read More)

WakaWaka Solar Light A Brilliant Idea For Off-Grid Communities

December 15th - via: earthtechling.com
The launch of a new and improved WakaWaka charging device has provided a unique ability to put solar lights into the hands of those who need them most. (Read More)

WakaWaka Power charges your phone and tablet using solar energy

December 13th - via: gizmag.com
The WakaWaka Power is a portable solar charger and LED lamp that can power your phone and tablet devices. (Read More)

Portable Solar Lamp From Waka Waka Light Charges Cell Phones Using Sun's Energy

December 11th - via: inhabitat.com
The Waka Waka Personal Solar Power Station is a clever little gadget that can charge any cell phone and tablet via a USB connector using a solar LED lamp. (Read More)

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