Chicago | October 23, 2014 9:00 am

Your Phone Is Dying. Get This.

By The Editors

The phone, our great umbilicus.

Provider of emails. Relayer of sexts.

And frustratingly, always on the verge of dying.

Unless you get Ampy, an impressive portable battery designed here in Chicago, now up for preorder.

Ampy is a kinetic battery. It captures the energy of your movements and converts it into e-juice.

Simply put: the more you move, the more power you generate.

Ampy is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighs just five ounces.

Inside: a lithium battery that, depending on your kinetic output, supplies three to six more hours of battery life a day.

That’s enough motivation to move. Walk. Bike. Sign a TPS report. Anything.

Ampy is currently crushing its Kickstarter campaign, and ships by next year.

It’s something we fully endorse backing.