Vodacom will sell the new SunStream solar charger, the operator has announced.
World Panel solar chargers do not use printed circuit boards or chipsets – technology it has patented in the United States.
The SunStream features a USB output which lets it charge any device that supports the standard.
It is water submersible, and operates while under water.
Drop tested up to 2 meters, it is made with a shatterproof glass face and a polymer case which is UV stable and remains cool to the touch in extreme heat.
Vodacom will sell the device at a recommended retail price of R199.