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Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.
5,622 backers pledged $419,472 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping Update

Posted by Camille van Gestel (Creator)

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 hands full with logistics and fulfillment. All together we´re shipping out over 8,000 Powers with various accessories, some with names, some with a WakaWaka Light enclosed, all of them with waterproof pouches. It´s quite some organization, but ... we have professionals handling this actually, since we want to limit the room for error to a minimum.

The Powers are coming in in batches. The first batch already arrived last Monday, so we were able to ship some out already. Now we´re also receiving accessories, so we can start making different packages. Currently a batch for EUROPE and REST OF THE WORLD (outside of North America) has been held up by UPS at Dutch customs, since we´re shipping those from the Netherlands. We expect these to be delivered to our fulfillment partner tomorrow (Friday) but it will be a tough one to get those out still the same day. So if you live outside of North America, you may encounter some delay


It is always dangerous to try to give precise delivery dates, since we depend on third parties, who in general keep their promises, but not always (as we´re noticing now with UPS...). But, let me give you our best estimate at the moment.

- USA/Canada : fulfillment has started and first units are expected to go out on Friday, more will go out during the days after the weekend. Give it a few days for them to get to your doorstep.

- Europe : although some have gone out already, the bulk is delayed, so we will start shipping coming Tuesday/Wednesday. European deliveries may take up to 4 working days

Asia, Pacific, Africa, South America, Middle East: since orders from these corners of the world were quite substantial, we had to use economy service, with a track & trace though and ensured shipping, but deliveries may take as long as 10 working days. So although we start shipping out coming week, pls hold your horses until the end of May.    

If your order has not arrived within let´s say a week from above expectations, than chances are it got stolen or lost in the mail. It may happen to app. 2 or 3%, mostly exotic and remote locations though. In that case let us know. We´ll check what happened and fix it for you.


Since many of you are so very excited, we will be posting more updates next week to keep you posted on progress.


It is my pleasure to introduce to you: WakaWaka Power in the exclusive color which we like to call ´KICKSTARTER GREEN´. check out the WakaWaka Gathering and the packaging design. It won´t be long now before you can show off the worlds most efficient & compact solar power station & light to friends and family!

Ok ´nuff said for today. I will be in touch after the weekend. And sincerely hope you appreciated the update again ;-)

Warm wishes,


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    1. Missing avatar

      Martin Vorlaender on

      Germany - still no WakaWaka. What's holding you up?

    2. Richard Flapper on

      @Hans Bertens, yep. Ik heb ook nog niks ontvangen.

    3. Carolyn Crane on

      Southern California still not received mine and no email either. Is there a problem? Please send some info. Thanks

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      Lynne Lightowler-Buck on

      It's June already and no WakaWaka in Bainbridge, NY. When is delivery? Thanks!

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      Hans Bertens on

      27 mei en nog niets mogen ontvangen?
      Zijn er meer wachtenden in NL?

    6. Xuezhi Zhang on

      Willington, CT. No email no waka. I'm waiting for this excellent product for my coming cross-country cycling. Please let me know when I am gonna get it and I'm moving in a week or so.

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      David Snider on

      Indiana- haven't got mine yet

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      Jim S. on

      Waiting in Venice, CA. Would like to hear from those who received already and an update on how the shipping is going. Cheers

    9. Julia Gosztyla Ziobro

      Order 1592 Bellevue, WA, and no WakaWaka for yet another trip where we would have used it. :-( Any update?

    10. Chris Porter on

      South Carolina - No email, no Waka.

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      Jeff Reddick on

      Have not received in Georgia yet either!

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      Jeannine Everhart on

      Have not received mine in Virginia either.....

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      Terri Chavez on

      Patiently waiting in Dallas TX! Anyone close receive theirs?

    14. Alexander on

      Because it hurts....Eindhoven is right on my doorstep!

    15. Alexander on

      Since the ones in the NL are IN the NL....I'm starting to wonder if I could just mosey over and pick mine up in person....

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      David Dannenfelser on

      In Arizona have yet to see mine, guess my Grand Canyon trip will be Waca Waca less :-(

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      Pjtan1958 on

      I live in California and I have not received mine yet.

      Anyone have theirs yet?

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      Stan Abe

      I live in California and I have not received mine yet. I hope I get it soon.

    19. Chris Porter on

      Anyone have theirs yet?

    20. Theobeau:OOoE\Mad man with a box/Exiled on

      As an AUST based supporter I'm unfortunately used to sub par shipping but I'm impressed with your very appreciated efforts to be open and transparent with shipping.

      Fingers crossed it arrives by early JUN!

    21. Alexander on

      Ah, the holdup is for importing them IN to the Netherlands. I misunderstood there. Nevermind, carry on!

    22. Harmen de Ruiter on

      How about the previous WakaWaka backers who backed the then optional charging option? (Which got converted to a WakaWaka 1 and the new WakaWaka Power) Are these (I'm one of them) included in the current shipping process, or do we have to wait little longer?

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      lmouchoum on

      good work guys,It is true that green is beautiful.but yellow is not bad.for France I hope I get soon.
      mais je ne sais pas si je peux charger mon téléphone ,it rains.
      strongly the month of August that my waka waka can enjoy the sun Morocco

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      Julian Garzon on

      I would like to know if you are going to send a tracking number to every buyer like me. I will need it to alert the people who receives it for me.

    25. Alex Newlon on

      I can't wait to take both of mine to Bonnaroo! Great job Waka Waka team!

    26. Florin Radu on

      Is the green being shipped at the same time? Also, how's it being shipped to Bermuda, from US or Europe? Can't wait to get it!!

    27. Camille van Gestel 2-time creator on

      Hey everyone! thanks for all your love and positive vibes. I can tell you, we need some of that these days as these days are very exciting also for us. From the outside it all looks simple, you only see your order with your (correct) address, but on this end we see so many different combinations of pledges (I was a bit too flexible and eager perhaps during the campaign hehe) and we want to get it 100% right. So far so good I can tell you, since we spent a sh*tload of time on getting it right. Doing the math over and over again, double checking, triple checking, quadrouple checking. anyway. here are some answers to your questions below:

      @Chris: for N.America we use USPS
      @Connor: sorry to disappoint you man, but Green is sold out and we´re not planning on launching this again, so highly exclusive for Kickstarters (who ordered it lol) only
      @Nathan: my best estimate is around end of the Month
      @Mary: yeah, it turned out quit cool actually. I myself didn´t know either it would look so good. I was wondering... ´why on earth does everyone want green?? I expected white, but no... us Kickstarters apparently have green hearts lol
      @Alexander: it´s actually held up in Eindhoven, expected delivery end of today. So we can start shipping those coming Tuesday since Monday is a holiday as you know ;-)

    28. Alexander on

      What about the ones for in the Netherlands itself? I doubt there's been a customs holdup there.

    29. Maxim Morozov

      Awesome! My green couple coming home (ノ^o^)ノ

    30. Mary Couse on

      The green turned out very nicely! Wish I'd known it was going to look this great back when we still had the opportunity to choose color. ;-)
      Looking forward to having my very own WakaWaka! Well done!

    31. Adrian T. on

      Glad to see things are going well. Awesome Camille! It's amazing, the size of this project, yet you still will manage to deliver on-time. :D

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      Grant Paul on

      Great job Camille, really looking forward to my Wakawake!

      I agree with Michele, if possible avoid UPS to Canada. However, here is an interesting tip on how to avoid the fee scam of UPS

    33. Kaniawati Zainal Abidin

      Yeah, a gr8 work... Job superb as half of if is contributing back for the community... I'm overwhelm to b a part of it... Luv from Malaysia (e.g best experience i would say from oversea delivery was with DHL;)...

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      Nathan Maloy on

      when can i expect to receive this in Australia?

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      Connor on

      How do we choose the Kickstarter Green version?!

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      Michele Perini on

      Hi Camille,
      Please, please ,please DO NOT use UPS to ship to Canada. Every time UPS asks about $40 only for the international brokerage in addition to the import taxes.
      Thank you

    37. Chris Porter on

      How are the North American backers receiving theirs? UPS, FEDEX, US Postal Service?

    38. Minh Nguyen

      Great Work Guys!!! can't wait!!!

    39. Zane Jocelyn Chua on

      You guys are right on time. awesome :)

    40. Rand Chua TL on

      Hope you manage to do a great logistic job. As there are many backers in different countries.

    41. Carole Anderson on

      Woohoo! So excited for this Camille! Congratulations to you all for a well run Kickstarter. Can't wait to get my green on ; )