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Soccket: Play for Power

Play products that generate clean, renewable energy when you use them.

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The Problem:

Nearly 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to reliable electricity. That’s almost one fifth of humanity.

When people don’t have access to electricity, they have to rely on dirty or dangerous energy sources like kerosene lamps and diesel generators.

How Uncharted Play Helps:

Uncharted Play provides off-grid power that’s good for people and good for the earth. Their products generate clean power that can lead to more education, increased income, improved air quality, environmental sustainability, and better health - especially for women and kids.  

The Soccket: 

The SOCCKET is a portable, power generating soccer ball designed to promote physical activity and spread awareness about the global energy problem. The SOCCKET gets charged up during normal game play. The more the ball rolls, the more power that’s generated. The SOCCKET is designed to power our energy efficient, 3-LED lamp. To access the power, pull back the rubber stopper, and plug the lamp down into the center of the ball.

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Photo of Cristian O'Ryan

Great idea!   hope it gets more famous and everybody can use it.

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