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WakaWaka Will Donate Two WakaWaka Lights for Every WakaWaka Power Sold

Fortunately, the Wakawaka offers some great advantages for mobile users because it has a ridiculous name. Imagine trying to have a serious conversation about this device – trust me, you’ll sound ridiculous unless you are Shakira.

Branding concerns aside, the pocket-sized technology is a godsend for travelers. As a frequent user of Zipcar, I’ve been supremely disappointed with purchasing power cables that never work just as I am embarking on my trip. This solar powered charger will allow me to use naturally occurring daylight to keep my phone happily charged while Google Maps eats all of my power. Freelancers such as myself are always battling for the tables nearest the power outlet at the hipster coffee shop, so I’d imagine this sort of personal power can change coffee shop dynamics altogether.

There’s also another great advantage to having a personal charger – you’ll never have to worry about international plugs. Quite frankly, I don’t understand how the world hasn’t figured out electrical standards. I nearly destroyed my battery in Paris after eight months of using an outlet converter. Obviously you should plan according if you are going to Barrow, Alaska in winter… Read more

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Check in, Tweet, and Update to Get Obama to put Solar Panels on the White House

obama solar white houseA new advocacy group is on the social networking scene, and this one has its sights set on a high-profile target: The White House. Solar on the White House’s Power the House campaign is calling on solar advocates to use their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and FourSquare to show support for the initiative to see solar panels on the White House. This campaign goes further than just a simple social network call to action by creating a game out of advocacy in an attempt to entice users with points, prizes, and recognition.
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