Harnessing the Passion
The SOCCKET is a soccer ball that generates electricity as you play.
Pre-orderSOCCKET pre-orders are coming soon!
Missed the SOCCKET on Kickstarter? No worries - a limited number of SOCCKETs will be available for pre-order at the end of this month. Each package will include one SOCCKET and our new transforming portable lamp. If you would like to be notified when it happens, please Like us on Facebook and fill out the form linked below.
The pendulum-like mechanism inside the SOCCKET captures the kinetic energy generated during normal play, and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-grid power source. 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for 3 hours.
Coming Soon: The Portable Lamp
The new SOCCKET lamp is a portable flashlight that can be transformed into a tabletop lamp. Using supercapacitors and an LED bulb, the lamp can remain fully lit for over one hour from just 25 seconds of charging from the SOCCKET. Because of its efficiency, dozens of these lamps can be charged from a single SOCCKET.
Over 1.3 billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. As a result, households use kerosene lamps, diesel generators, and wood burning stoves, which are harmful to the environment and cause nearly 2 million deaths per year. Living with fumes from 1 kerosene lamp is the equivalent of smoking two packs of cigarettes every day.
1 Ball. 10 Children. Maximum Impact.
Each Portable Power Kit consists of 1 SOCCKET and 10 Portable Lamps. That way, children living in off-grid communities can play with a single SOCCKET ball as a team at school and still have their own personal light for reading and homework at home each night.
How They are Funded
Funding for Portable Power Kits comes from a portion of the proceeds of retail SOCCKET sales. Once we have financial support to provide enough Power Play Kits to meet the needs of a school or community center within our implementation partner’s network, we ship them and begin aggregating kits for the next school or community center.