If you were to be in a building that caught fire, the first thing you would grab before you left would be your smart phone. It has probably every minute detail about your life and keeping that around you is just so important! How about all those times that you ran out of battery, or when you were about to run out of battery and were stuck next to a charging station at work? Didn’t it just get on your nerves that you could not get out and about with your daily routine with a charged phone?
Well, with an idea to get people moving about, AMPY is close to getting us physically fit to start charging our phones. The device is a kinetic charger for your smart phone and similar accessories. Yes, you heard us right! You have to get off the couch and use the most renewable source of energy to charge your battery and stay fit at the same time. This wearable charger is certainly unique in more than one way!
It is definitely a device you want around your home. Especially when you want to lose those few kilos! The AMPY device is just about 2.5″ x 2.5″ x .75″ – making it just about the perfect size to be tagged to any part of your body. It is relatively light in weight and can be compared to a regular phone – 140 Grams. Now, even with the minute size, it can house a 1000mAh battery that would have you sourcing out energy for an entire day.
How to Charge Mobile Phones Through Body Motion using AMPY
This of course has to be used with an armband, sleeve and a clip for long distance travel. With these accessories, you can strap the AMPY around your wrist or your shin as you go for a run or a quick pedal on your cycle. Calculating at an average of 10,000 steps in a single day, you can store battery on the device and have it transferred to your smart phone later. The power that is stored can be roughly calculated into an hour of cycling or running. AMPY comes pre-charged and you use it to charge your USB device or phone even when you are on the move.
Moreover, the AMPY device can be plugged into a USB port for output just like any regular power bank and you can connect it to a micro USB to get it recharged. AMPY can charge devices (including most smartphones as well as wearable devices) having USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or micro USB ports. To know just how much you need to charge your device, you can use the proprietary application for the device and ensure you track how much energy has been generated for the device, the calories that you would have burnt or the amount of effort you have put into charging the device.
All of these points being vital to know just how quickly you are generating electricity for your smart phone, smart watch or similar accessory. The device has got plenty of rave reviews from all across the world and while there have been prototypes already; this device is one that is being looked forward very eagerly. It would probably be a must have for every fitness freak and someone looking at reducing global footprint.
Another key feature of AMPY is that it is water-resistant. That is pretty cool for a wearable device that uses your body motion power. In other words, the device relies more on your ability to sweat it out in the middle and hence comes with this wonderful ability of being resistant to water or sweat.
While the pricing of the device is a little steep at $95, the usability definitely gets a thumb up! Does it fall in line with your fitness plans? It just might if you spend time on your phone and walking or running about. Compare it with any other regular power bank though, and you really question the AMPY pricing – probably the only downside of the product.
However, with the fund backing provided by Kickstarter and several useful “Go Green” features of this wonderful fitness charging device, the future seems bright for AMPY! So, go ahead and get a hand on this kinetic charger to make your movement your power!
You can check further details about AMPY at the Official AMPY website.