Waka Waka Power Review

wakaIn the past couple of years I have seen a large number of solar solutions tied to simple products that charge a cell phone to ones that can charge an entire battery array.

The folks Waka Waka have come up with a pocket sized solar charger with two LED lamps, which can charges phones or shine 40 hrs of light on an 8 hour charge.

I started out by testing to see if the 500 mah battery could indeed be charged in the 8 hours as claimed in the material this was accomplished by putting it on my Patio Table and leaving it out all day. I will admit that it was not directly facing the sun all day but I still showed a full charge after 8 hours.

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.

With its unique stand a filled water bottle could be used as a makeshift table for the unit. Priced at $79.00 this should be in the price range for someone looking to keep a few cell phones charged while out and about.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.