Uncharted Play started up in 2011 – their mission: to combine play with cutting edge technology to make the world a better place. It seems they have done just that with their soon-to-be-released debut product, the SOCCKET (seen above). As explained on Uncharted Play’s website, “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”. The SOCCKET is available for pre-order now and will soon be available with a portable flashlight/tabletop lamp in addition to the built-in LED lamp seen above. According to an article on Yahoo! News, “The ball is distributed in six countries through local nongovernmental organizations, who are making sure it gets to the communities that can benefit the most”. Imagine the impact more lighting innovations like this could have on our world!