Just in time for the World Cup, the sOccket 2.0 offers an ingenious solution for illuminating developing nations. Kicking the induction coil-equipped ball around for ten minutes provides 3 hours of LED light.
We've already seen how the World Cup soccer ball has developed over the years, but sOccket puts that same ball to use for a decidedly nobler end. Pictured above is the team's second prototype, which they say plays just like a normal soccer ball but contains a magnetic induction mechanism for generating power. While the original version only worked with an LED light, the sOccket 2.0 uses a standard DC jack for powering other electronics as well.