I admit I was “shocked” to learn that 1 in 5 people live without electricity, that number just seems quite unrealistic. But over one and a half billion people go to bed every night without power. Developing nations, remote locations, and those without electricity who are living in the developed world could all benefit from an affordable, renewable, and portable device that generated electricity. The folks at Uncharted Play have developed a way to give them exactly that.
The sOccket combines the popular sport of soccer with the need for electricity. In the video below you can see a demonstration where 30 minutes of play creates three hours of light via a small LED bulb attachment. sOccket not only works to power an LED light, but to charge cell phones as well. Supporting only these peripherals may seem limited, but potential exists to power more items in the future. Talk about an impressive start. Without LED technology this innovation wouldn’t be able to boast 3 hours of light on just 30 minutes of play either!
Get wise to supporting sustainable energy solutions for people in need at www.unchartedplay.com. Give a sOccket, hold a fundraiser, or purchase t-shirts from Uncharted Play to spread the word and make a difference.