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The Energy-Harnessing Soccer Ball | Socially Conscious Gift Idea From Trims

A Socially Conscious Gift Idea — SOCCKET

Image via SOCCKET Kickstarter page

Did you know that over 1.3 billion people worldwide are living without reliable access to electricity? This is according to Uncharted Play, the creators of SOCCKET, a soccer ball that harnesses energy from your kickin’ feet. Thank you, bipedalism!

The ball employs a “pendulum-like mechanism” that gathers kinetic energy and stores the power for use as a power source. Play soccer for 30 minutes and it’ll power 3 hours of LED light.

Since creating the prototype, Uncharted Play has brought SOCCKETs to families who don’t have reliable power and teachers who want to teach their students about energy, poverty and entrepreneurship.

TED Conferences called the SOCCKET “an invention with revolutionary potential for developing the world.” David Kappos, the former director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, said, “This is exactly what America needs … I want a SOCCKET in every school across the country to show young people that invention is possible.”

We like to be there as revolutionary products break onto the scene so that we can continue to bring our clients new, thoughtful products. We’ll keep our eyes on Uncharted Play as the company grows.

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