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So how does it work?

We say “Powered by you” and it’s true: the Go Kin device generates electricity through the motion of walking. It’s compact and lightweight, so it fits in the bottom of a specially designed day pack or fanny pack. (Or, we can supply an adaptor kit for your existing pack.) Two retractable cords extend from the bottom of the pack to hook on the tabs at the back of your running shoes or hiking boots. Each time you take a step, the cords engage gears, electronics and motors in the Go Kin, creating electricity.

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What can the electricity be used for? The power generated by the motion of walking is stored in a lightweight battery attached to the Go Kin. The Go Kin also has two USB ports (for charging) and one mini USB port (information only, no charging). You can directly charge your cell phone, tablet,  AA and AAA batteries as you walk. The Go Kin can also charge your devices if you are not walking (using the battery). It’s clean, green energy that’s available 24 hours a day in any weather conditions.

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What are the specifications? (updated June 2014)

  • Weight: 2.6lbs/1.2kg (with electronics and battery)
  • Dimensions (approximate): 10″ X 5″ X 3″ ( 25 cm X 13 cm X 8 cm)
  • a built-in lithium-ion battery
  • there are two USB ports for charging electronics
  • DC power jack for charging the battery or electronics through the two USB ports
  • LED battery indicator light

What if I don’t have tabs on my shoes to attach the cables?

We also supply a simple band that wraps around each ankle with Velcro. Each band has a clip where the cables can be attached. How was the Go Kin tested? The Go Kin prototype underwent extensive biomechanical testing at Queen’s University to ensure it operated with optimum efficiency and ergonomics.

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Can you tell me more about the Go Kin backpack?

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Go Kin Backpack 

This front loading day pack is an excellent all-round pack for town or on the trail. It has our “Interior Load Control Pocket”—an inside pocket that allows heavy items like a laptop or books to be placed high and close to your body. This decreases stress on the shoulders and back. Compression straps allow you to further cinch the load to your back and reduce stress on the zipper. Our interchangeable shoulder straps come in many sizes to ensure you get a pack that fits you perfectly. It is easy to find gear in this pack because it opens right up. This pack is custom fit to improve comfort and the ability to carry heavy loads. Please give us your back, chest, waist and hip measurements to ensure a properly sized pack. To place your advance order for a Go Kin Backpack, please contact bill@gokinpacks.com.

Volume:  40L / 2500 in.cu.

Weight:  1.4 kg / 3 lbs (without the Go Kin)

Features:

  • large zippered pocket on outside
  • exterior access port for cables for electronics
  • 2 compression straps over main zipper (#10 YKK zipper)
  • 2 zippered and 6 sleeve pockets inside for organizing gear and electronics

 Materials and Construction:

  • 600 denier Montana (comparable to a lighter weight cordura)
  • Heavy duty foam lined bottom
  • #10 YKK zipper (the best in the market)
  • EVA foam shoulder straps (high quality dense foam does not compress over time)
  • National Molding buckles (toughest on the market)
  • Each seam is sewn three times for maximum toughness
  • All seams and raw edges are bound so the fabric won’t fray over time

Suspension System

  • A rigid plastic frame sheet / back panel with 1 aluminum stay down the centre
  • Aluminum stay can be removed and bent to the shape of your back for a custom fit
  • S-shaped shoulder straps with chest strap (5 sizes) are 3/8″ thick, and made of dense EVA foam
  • 2″ waist belt (can upgrade to a Padded Hip Belt)
  • Stabilizer straps on shoulder straps provide adjustment and pull the load closer to your back so the pack moves with you.

Colour: Red or Black

Options: Padded hip belt (extra charge)

Can you tell me more about the Go Kin fanny pack? Fannypack CUTOUT Go Kin Fanny Pack

This fanny pack is designed to carry the Go Kin device, with a little extra room for electronics and a water bottle. To place your advance order for a Go Kin Fanny Pack, please contact bill@gokinpacks.com.

Volume: 2.6 L/160 in.cu

Weight: 10 oz. / 275 gm. (without the Go Kin)  

Features:

  • Zippered access to main body (#10 YKK zipper)
  • One exterior zippered pocket (#8 YKK zipper)
  • 3 interior sleeve pockets for small items and electronics
  • Padded back, front and bottom to protect contents
  • Exterior port for cables for electronics
  • Exterior water bottle pocket
  • 2”/50mm webbing waist belt

 Materials and Construction:

  • 400 denier packcloth
  • Breathable, antibacterial micromesh lining on back and waist belt
  • All seams and raw edges are bound so the fabric won’t fray over time