Outernet's Solar Powered Lantern Internet Stick Connects to the Web Even Offline

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 27, 2014
References: outernet.is & springwise
This solar powered Internet stick is able to get you connected even when the Internet isn't available. The Outernet Lantern is a portable device that can work anywhere -- even when it's offline.

Outernet broadcasts up to 1GB of new data on a daily basis from a space satellite. Their content (news stories, educational material, videos, music and more) has only been accessible via satellite dishes -- which is where the Lantern comes in. Receiving data from space, the Internet stick can be used by people with a laptop or smartphone by turning on Lantern's wifi hotspot. The device is also covered in solar panels so it can charge without having to be plugged in.

Similar to a radio, Lantern only receives the data Outernet chooses to broadcast instead of getting everything the Internet has to offer.