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Monday, October 14, 2013

SOCCKET: Energy Generating Soccer Ball and Self-Powered Light

SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball
SOCCKET by Uncharted Play

Uncharted Play, founded by Harvard graduates Matthews and Julia Silverman has introduced an energy-harnessing soccer ball. Much more than a normal soccer ball, the SOCCKET is a portable generator and self powered LED light that provides fun and power to those who play with it. 


SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball
SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball 

In May of 2011, Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman founded Uncharted Play–a new kind of social enterprise that would show the world that doing good and doing good business need not be mutually exclusive.

The Uncharted Play dream began in 2008 when Matthews and Silverman met during their junior year at Harvard College. Both studying to be social scientists with no experience in engineering, they nonetheless worked together on a class project to invent the SOCCKET– an energy harnessing soccer ball. Through this experience, both women realized that the world of play was truly uncharted territory when it came to tangibly addressing real issues facing the society. Though the future was uncertain, they knew that an enterprise grounded in sustainable, realistic solutions for happiness had an undeniable value.

After graduating from college, Matthews and Silverman set up shop in New York City and established an enthusiastic team to further develop the founders core values. The SOCCKET is constantly being reiterated to truly meet the needs of the end user, and development on several other fun and functional products has already begun.

The initial offering on Kickstarter sold out quickly but they are currently acceptine pre-orders for a limited number of SOCCKET's which will be available soon. You can get more information at http://unchartedplay.com.