pulse jumprope

We’re coming up on the new year, and you know what that means…resolutions. The number one most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and/or to exercise more. In today’s world, another popular resolution is to reduce one’s carbon footprint and/or go off the grid and use less energy resources. Keeping all that in mind, this seems like a darn fine time to introduce the Pulse Jump Rope.

Jump ropes themselves do not need to be explained, unless you’re trying to figure out how to do that Double Dutch thing that always left me with welts on my ankles and tears on my face. Two handles, rope between; rope spins, you jump over it. You can go fast or slow, depending on your ability and how much of a workout you want to have. But Pulse adds another dimension to the activity: clean power generation.

The handles are specially formulated to gather and store the kinetic energy produced when you jump rope, and convert it to usable electricity to power your mobile gadgets. Uncharted Play designed this one, and while it’s still in beta testing right now it’s not going to be long before it’s widely available. Their original idea was to give children in developing countries something they could play with, but also something that would then improve their quality of life by providing electricity. Not only that, but it allows for 3D printing of all its components, which dramatically decreases production cost.

Projected cost for Pulse is $129.00 US, and while there is no definite word on exactly when it might be ready to ship, the company is currently taking pre-orders. I’m assuming that means you’ll be able to get one sooner rather than later.

Source: Damn Geeky

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