WakaWaka Power

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  • WakaWaka Power
  • WakaWaka Power
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Specs / Features


Fully charges your smartphone in approx. 2 hours | USB connection delivers immediate power | Charge your phone and get 10 hours of bright reading light

Fully charges your smartphone in approx. 2 hours | USB connection delivers immediate power | Charge your phone and get 10 hours of bright reading light

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Specification

Brand WakaWaka
Model WWP70/1CYC
Size 10 x 1 cm (3.9 x 0.4 in)

Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)


How-To Geek

A no joke on-the-go solar gadget charger

from How-To Geek

If the farthest you ever get from a power outlet is a table in the middle of the room at your local Starbucks, the Waka Waka is probably not for you. If, however, you’re looking for a device that allows you to charge your devices away from the grid when you need it and provides hours and hours of light via a very efficient LED setup, the Waka Waka is the niche charger you’re looking for. It’s well designed, it’s lightweight, and not only do you end up with a handy solar light/phone charger for your next hike, but somebody somewhere in the world ends up with one too.<... Full review

The Wirecutter

Simply not the best

from The Wirecutter
With the $60 pricetag, we got just over one charge of our test phone from it. It is efficient though—it charged even in overcast conditions—and it’s got built-in lights and a stand that also allows it to be hung like a lamp. We like their story too, but the pack is simply not the best... Full review
Canadian Preppers Network

It makes an excellent portable charger

from Canadian Preppers Network
Certainly, this unit is better than nothing as a solar charged power pack. If you keep it charged with the USB cable, it makes an excellent portable charger. As a light,well, it works great. It is bright, or dim if you like, lasts quite a long time from a full charge and the positioning options are fantastic. From a full charge, and on full brightness, it lasted well beyond the claimed 20 hours, and that was continuous use. Oh, and in case you are wondering, yes, you can charge your phone and use the light at the same time... Full review
Modern Survival Online

High quality product that would be extremely useful in a grid down, lights out situation

from Modern Survival Online
A device like the Waka Waka Power can take the place of several others. It combines a flashlight, battery pack, and solar charger. Pretty cool. At a price of around $70.00 – it is not cheap. Read that again – IT IS NOT CHEAP. This is a high quality product that would be extremely useful in a grid down, lights out situation... Full review
The Prepper Journal

Brings cleaner technology advances to remote regions to increase safety and improve health

from The Prepper Journal

From a practical standpoint, I really like the Waka Waka power device and this follows a trend of bringing cleaner technology advances (rocket stoves, solar power) to remote regions to increase safety and improve health. I have other solar chargers, but they charge batteries separately and do not have a light. This could conceivably eliminate two things I needed to pack. I could take this on business trips for example instead of a headlamp, my charger and the spare batteries. I could make arguments on both sides, but this does give me options. The Waka Waka is pretty solid, but it isn&rsquo... Full review

The Morton Report

The WakaWaka Power comes highly recommended

from The Morton Report
Clearly plenty of thought has gone into the design of the WakaWaka Power, intended, as it is, not only to satisfy affluent First World lovers of outdoor activities and portable devices but also citizens of Third World countries in which lighting and power are luxuries. Given the aims of the developers and the quality of the product, the WakaWaka Power comes highly recommended... Full review
The Outdoor Nerd

An ideal device for use in the outdoors and during emergencies

from The Outdoor Nerd

This is a neat little device. The internal capacity (2200 mAH) is a little on the low side for just a mobile charger, but the Waka Waka is much more than that. It's light, has very rugged construction and an efficient, built-in light source. I would almost say this is mainly a lantern that can double as a charger.

The performance of the solar cell is a little disappointing, but it's a limitation common to all solar cells. I have a solar charger of a different brand that didn't fare any better in my tests. The bottom line is that this is an ideal device for use in the outdoors and du... Full review

Gearburn

This is the only one with class, and purpose

from Gearburn
Let’s not poke holes into a near-perfect product. Waka Waka’s filled a gap in the market: we wanted portable, free universal USB charging and the Waka Waka provides it. There are endless USB chargers on the market, but this is the only one with class, and purpose. Sure, there will be prettier chargers, but none as functional as the Waka Waka. Plus, it’s coloured like a banana... Full review
Gizmag

Solar-powered LED light designed for use both in first-world campsites and third-world homes

from Gizmag
All in all, I was quite impressed by the Waka Waka Power. It would be great for keeping devices charged while camping or otherwise spending time off the grid, while still allowing for a source of light in the evening. It can also be propped up in several different configurations, and its ABS construction should help keep it relatively unscathed... Full review
Geek News Central

It would be perfect to go in a survival pack or to take camping when you simply want to keep some cell phones charged

from Geek News Central

What I like about this product is that it would be perfect to go in a survival pack or to take camping when you simply want to keep some cell phones charged. I like that it doubles as a flashlight and the LED lights are bright enough that you could use it at a camp site or remote location.

The lights have three level settings and can even be put in a emergency mode to flash SOS. This was a nice added feature. With the solar part of the unit being waterproof you do not have to worry about a lite rain shower but the unit itself is not a 100% waterproof which I feel is lacking.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

7 from Amazon.com

7 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the WakaWaka Power. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.4/10

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