September 27, 2013

The Next Big Thing: The Soccket


Maggie: Last week, we told you about wetsuits that are designed to keep you safe from sharks, using a creative design that makes you look unappetizing. So, is it the next big thing?

Fifty-four percent of you said, ‘Yes, suit me up!’ But forty-six percent of you said, ‘No, that idea is all washed up.’

Maggie: Now, how much energy do we burn playing sports and being active? Well, what if that energy could be used to generate electricity?

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, so a soccer ball that charges up when you kick it has limitless possibilities. The 17-ounce Soccket is just that. With every kick, the soccer ball collects energy and stores it. Thirty minutes of game time with the Soccket could mean three hours of light later on. The Soccket also comes with a portable lamp that can be fully lit from just twenty-five seconds of charging.

So, what did you think? Is the Soccket the next big thing? Head on over to to weigh in.


16 comments on “The Next Big Thing: The Soccket

  1. Janet Cranmer

    My students wanted for us to let you know we all love the idea of the SOCKET. We like soccer at my school and we like the idea of solar energy. We think lots of kids want the socket all over the world.

    Thanks for being such a cool news show! We love it!

    Mrs. Cranmer’s Resource English Classes
    Clear Springs High School
    League City, Texas

  2. rebecca lack

    amazing. I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

    that is so cool i want one right now i love soccer and light so that is pretty cool -autumn pauli


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