With a population of just 184 000 people, or just two people per square kilometer, Finnish Lapland is one of the least densely populated places in the world. If, then, your job involves spending days in the wilderness, you want to make sure you have a reliable way of keeping in touch with civilization. That’s one reason, Esa Karpoff, has been testing Lokki, our solar powered mobile prototype. To find out some of the other reasons, and learn more about his adventures in the wild, check out his diary below.
Diary: I had the Lokki solar mobile phone hanging around with my neck for the first couple of weeks. The strap, however, proved to be weak for my action-packed life, and the phone dropped everywhere, once even into the bottom of my boat where there was some water. Luckily, I always noticed and picked the dropped phone up. The new “neck bag” is certainly more secure, but more disturbing, for example, when I need to bend down to tie fishing lines. A sleeve strap with a bag could work well, or some other attachment, the stops the phone from swinging around so freely.