Smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players are all great, but they all have a common flaw. Eventually, they each have to be charged lest they lose their charge and die; and all the gadgets in the world are useless with a dead battery. Honestly, it’s not too hard to carry around a charger to charge your device – the hard part is sometimes finding an outlet to plug your device into, especially if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, such as on a hike in the mountains, etc. Thankfully, technology has improved so much just within the last couple of years. Now, even if you don’t have an outlet to plug into, you can still charge your device(as long as it has a USB port, anyway). No, I am not talking about solar power – I’m talking about human power. AMPY is a device currently on Kickstarter which is able to capture and store your kinetic energy using a lithium ion battery, and is then able to use that same energy to charge your devices.
Honestly, it sounds pretty simple. It stores your energy and all you have to do is plug it into your device via the USB cable. Then, it charges it at the same speed as a traditional wall outlet, giving you power when you need it the most. The current battery in AMPY is able to store close to a week’s worth of your kinetic energy, and it’ll keep it saved up for months at a time. After all, you never know when you’re really going to need that extra charge.
AMPY has currently raised 1.5x their original goal of $100,000. And, if you act fast, you can still get one for $85.
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