He may be known for his skills on the basketball court, but during his trip to Tanzania, President Obama tried the soccer ball of the future.

According to the Washington Post, the president kicked and juggled the "soccket ball," which serves as not only a ball but can also generate power for cell phones and lights after being played with.

"I thought it was pretty cool," said Obama, according to the Associated Press. "You can imagine this in villages all across the country."


The ball was invented by two Harvard grads looking to bring energy to rural areas without easy access to it, according to the reports. Playing with the ball for 30 minutes can generate several hours of battery power.

For more info on how it works, check out the video below.

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