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“Dame Vida-sOccket Action” - Why would the best Spanish athletes in the world, along with Kun Aguero, Dani Alves, Gerard Muller, the Haitian women’s national team, Caroline Wozniaki, Phillip Lahm, and Vicente del Bosque team up for Spanish platinum selling artist Huecco’s latest music video? No, it’s not because Dani decided to throw one of his infamous house parties… Actually, Huecco and his Fundación Dame Vida have teamed up with sOccket, an amazing ball that after being kicked around for a few minutes can provide light for hours. Huecco designed the graphics for a limited edition ball, and he will dedicate all of the royalties from the sales of his upcoming album “Dame Vida” to distribute sOcckets to those in need. Can you say jefe? Help spread the word!

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Looking to solve real world problems with a fun approach, New York-based entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews conceptualized a soccer ball, The Soccket, that has the capabilities to harness energy from play to light up a connected LED lamp.

Building a company, Uncharted Play, that seeks to offer products of social invention inspired by outdoor activities, Matthews and her team have since released the The Pulse in addition to The Soccket, which adopts a similar energy-fueled concept, but in the form of jump ropes.

More here.

— d.n.

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The Soccket Ball by Uncharted Play - The Soccket is a revolutionary, energy-harnessing soccer ball. Using Uncharted Play’s newly developed technology and the laws of physics, the Soccket converts and stores kinetic energy produced by play as electrical energy. After only 30 minutes of kicking, rolling, bouncing and playing with this ball, the Soccket can provide enough off-grid energy to power the accompanying LED lamp for approximately 3 hours.

The Socckets is made of a water resistant EVA foam that is durable yet, soft to the touch. Weighing only a tiny bit more than a standard soccer ball, the solid construction eliminates the need for air pumps and the risk of puncture, allowing this ball to ultimately, be accessible to all.

The Soccket is an revolutionary product that kids and adults all over the world can enjoy in more ways that one. With over 1.3 billion people living without regular access to electricity the Soccket is a most welcomed addition to homes in rural, off-grid and disadvantaged areas of the world.

Check out unchartedplay.com/soccket/ to learn more and/or get involved. Well you’re at, it check out Uncharted Play’s new LUDO.

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One out of five people in the world do not have access to electricity.  Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman have invented a soccer ball (called the “sOccket”) that harnesses the kinetic energy created by kicking the ball, and then stores the energy for later use.  After play, very small electric appliances can be plugged into the “sOccket” soccer ball!  The “sOccket mission” is to distribute as many sOcckets as possible to the regions of the world that need them the most.  Good Housekeeping called the sOccket, “A historic and heroic idea."  Parade labeled it, "One of the most amazing discoveries of 2010."  And, the TED Organization declared it to be, "An idea with revolutionary potential for the developing world."  Learn more and find out how you can donate a sOccket today: www.soccket.com

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Just one year ago this idea was only a prototype. And now, American Express is promoting sOccket as part of their Members Project.

I love the idea of using kinetic energy in more products. Hopefully one day we’ll have this type of technology in our dance floors, sidewalks and even our cell phones.

Members Project: sOccket (via Gregory Damus by AmericanExpress)

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A must watch. This innovation is brilliant to say the least. To be able to bring energy sources to countries-where people are not capable to provide energy-through means of soccer is a fantastic idea.  

Visit this website for more information: http://www.soccket.com/

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One out of five people in the world do not have access to electricity.  Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman have invented a soccer ball (called the “sOccket”) that harnesses the kinetic energy created by kicking the ball, and then stores the energy for later use.  After play, very small electric appliances can be plugged into the “sOccket” soccer ball! 

The “sOccket mission” is to distribute as many sOcckets as possible to the regions of the world that need them the most.  Good Housekeeping called the sOccket, “A historic and heroic idea."  Parade labeled it, "One of the most amazing discoveries of 2010."  And, the TED Organization declared it to be, "An idea with revolutionary potential for the developing world." 

Learn more and find out how you can donate a sOccket today: www.soccket.com

Also, find out how you can help bring The sOccket Soccer Ball to Brazil: http://startsomegood.com/Venture/uncharted_play/Campaigns/Show/send_the_soccket_soccer_ball_generator_to_brazil

Ideas which make you smile

Sometimes you find an idea which is so devastatingly simple, yet has the power to be truly transformational. 

This product, called sOccket, is genius. A football that generates power. Uses a really simple insight as it’s base - people play lots of football in the 3rd world, yet very few have access to electricity. 

Reminds me of Trevor Bayliss’ Wind up radios, which were first made when i was at school. 

Soccket - harnessing the power of football

Image via Unchartered Play

Two weeks ago we showed you a solar-powered light that could replace dangerous and expensive kerosene lamps. 

Today’s technology features an even more ingenious power source: kicking a football. 

The Soccket contains a kinetically-powered pendulum to generate and store electricity. A 30 minute kick-about scores around three hours of light from an attachable LED lamp - much longer than any kid should be spending on his or her homework. 

Development’s been funded by Kickstarter. Find out how you can buy one from Uncharted Play, its makers. 

A percentage of sales will go towards providing Socckets to schools in the developing world. 

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lime-Energy/32116214274

For every 25 likes Lime Energy receives a soccket will be donated to a child in need.

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Super fast and easy way to support sOccket and all the amazing things they are doing. Please pass this on to your friends/family 

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A HUMBLE SUMMER

We have just returned from having an extremely busy and adventurous summer.

We had an incredible and transformative time in Brazil for World Cup doing some amazing and impactful work on the ground with the team from U-Play and introduced people to the Soccket. A soccer ball that generates energy based on your amount of play. The Soccket was introduced to several favelas where we played with children and taught them about social invention. The time spent there changed us all.

The amazing team at Samsung brought Humbleriot on board to curate and produce the Samsung Summer Mix Series with the Samsung Shape. A powerful wireless speaker system that provides sonic multi-room bliss and we tapped Chromeo, Cash Cash, Katy Tiz, & Oh Honey to share stories of their influences and creative process using the Samsung Shape.

Our Heineken After Dark Music series was in full swing with the global soul luminary Jesse Boykins III and we had the opportunity to produce some unforgettable pop up concerts with Moses Somney, Liam Bailey, and our long time friend Aloe Blacc at Soho House NY. AND…our team at Airbnb tapped Humbleriot to create the soundtrack for their rebrand launch event in San Francisco. 

We are incredibly thankful to have these opportunities to share musical experiences and explore and redefine cultural discovery and inspiration. Wait until you see what we have coming up for the Fall!

Watch this space…we are just getting started.

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