When disasters strike, people need food, water, shelter and medical care. They also need information. In emergencies, people need to know what to do and where to go to get help. They need contact with the outside world. They need to connect with families and friends. The small, mobile, tough little Polaris provides all this – a radio that will deliver essential, and in some cases, life-saving – information, combined with a flashlight and a cell phone charger. And it needs only the sun or winding by hand to power itself.
Since 2010, our Polaris has been used in responding to natural disasters in Pakistan and the Philippines, and in Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola crisis.
The Polaris radio is …
A solar panel charges and plays the Polaris in sunlight, and a hand crank means that you’re never let down as high quality rechargeable batteries store the energy.