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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

Ampy Move

The Ampy Move, about the size and shape of a hip flask, is an external battery that charges whenever you move your body.

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You can attach it to your hip with the optional belt clip, stick it in your pocket, use a wrist or leg strap for running or cycling, or just throw it in a bag.

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Sadly, it doesn't generate a lot of electricity. It takes an estimate 60+ hours of running to fully charge the 1,800mAh battery -- which is smaller than the one in many phones.

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You can top it off with a Micro-USB phone charger, though. The device contours nicely to a leg or arm.

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The Ampy Move has two buttons. The one on the left activates four white LEDs that do a poor job of indicating the charge level. If you hold down the right button and shake the device, a blue LED lights up to let you know you're generating a charge.

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Here's the optional belt clip that comes in the $130 package. (The device alone is $100.) It holds the Ampy Move securely, but isn't quite as secure as we'd like on a belt or jeans.

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Depending on your jacket, you can cover up the device while you exercise.

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One last picture of the Ampy Move.

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