Like the Polaris, the Polaris Plus is an effective tool in an emergency. It is both a radio that will provide information on what to do and where to go for help, and a media player that holds preloaded content. By being able to play content through a microSD card, the Polaris Plus delivers targeted messages in languages people understand. Health messages and educational content can be easily created and loaded for distribution to displaced populations. Its other features include a flashlight and cell phone charger that will enable people to make a call or send an sms message.
The Polaris Plus is power independent, needing only the sun or winding by hand to power itself.