Ampy charger uses kinetic energy to charge your phone

Ampy charger uses kinetic energy to charge your phone
Ampy is a new Kickstarter listed battery charger for your smartphone, that is a little different than the usual portable power pack. Instead of plugging the device into a wall to power up its battery, Ampy stores your kinetic energy to use as power. The company behind the device, also called Ampy, says that its device can charge up just as fast as the average power pack that plugs into a wall. 10,000 steps, which according to Ampy is an average day, will provide enough juice to keep your handset going for three hours. That is also the amount of energy that a 30 minute run, or an hour on a bike, will generate.

Ampy costs $85 and will start shipping next June. There is also an accompanying app that tracks the calories you've burned and the power generated while using Ampy. With 28 days left to raise funds on Kickstarter, the charger has brought in pledges of $117,160, which is well over the $100,000 target that the company was aiming for.

Ampy also offers an accessories kit that includes an arm band, a sleeve and a clip that will keep it in place while you exercise. And the company has hopes that the technology could become integrated into smartwatches, fitness trackers and other devices. In case you are wondering, the battery inside Ampy is a 1000mAh cell.

You can learn more information about the kinetic motion charger, by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: Kickstarter via RedmondPie

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12 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Now that's innovation...

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Still can't beat the revolutionary microwave charging from Apple.

12. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It's not just revolutionary, its MAGICAL!

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Not really. 40 years ago, my Seiko kinetic watch used kinetic energy to continually top up its battery. There have been many similar charging devices since then.

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

wow this is definitely the one of the best charger on my list

3. ryanlockovich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Wow i want that

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Another day, another kickstarter/indiegogo scam. The product won't be as good as it is on paper.

5. bendgate unregistered

Dafaq.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Sadly, I agree. But ultimately, we'll see what plays out with it. The iBendable toys would find this most valuable.

9. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

yet another "i" comment... anyhow I see this valuable for any phone in any occasion, be it iPhone, android or windows phone.

7. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Wow! I'm interested but is this really works as paper says?

14. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

I'll just be one of those crowd funding skeptics and wait it out until there actually is a product in peoples hands to base my purchase.

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