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Gadget of the Week - AMPY MOVE

Gadget of the Week - AMPY MOVE

Most people can't get a full day's use out of their smartphones without their battery dying. Others do, but find themselves scrambling for power outlets or carrying around clunky power packs.

While Apple's superbattery may change this problem in the near future, in the meantime, AMPY MOVE provides a seriously cool solution.

AMPY MOVE, which features a slick design, is the world’s first wearable motion battery charger. The device converts energy generated from everyday movements, such as walking, running or biking, into battery power for smartphones and smartwatches. You can charge while on the go at the same rate as a wall outlet, or store the energy for later use when you're not near a plug.

The company also released AMPY+, a free mobile app that's a companion to AMPY MOVE. The app offers a daily personalized battery life report and integrates with a variety of health trackers including Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, and Fitbit. The report includes how many hours of power remain, the estimated time that a user’s smartphone will run out of power, and how long the user should charge his or her phone fill up the battery. Pretty sweet.

Super charge your digital life with AMPY MOVE and AMPY+

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

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Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).