If exercise made us feel like we were saving the planet, maybe we’d be motivated to do it more often. For now, let’s start with the Pulse and Soccket II, two pieces of play equipment designed to create clean, renewable energy as you use them. 

The high-tech jump rope (Pulse) and soccer ball (Soccket II) take the kinetic energy created when in use to charge an internal lithium battery. One hour of kicking around the Soccket II generates three hours of light for an attachable LED lamp. Meanwhile, the Pulse jump rope has a USB port that can be used to charge devices after a bout of exercise.

Humans create clean energy every day just by going about their daily business. Harnessing that power through exercise is a creative way to tap into a resource that would otherwise go to waste. It’s also a smart way to encourage people to get off their butts if they want to charge their phones. You can purchase your own play products at unchartedplay.com