I wish I could link to the BioLite Campstove on Amazon as an affiliate, because this camp stove charger unit is a really neat product. Click on the photos to check out the product web site.
The BioLite Campstove uses the heat from burning wood to generate an electrical charge.
The BioLite Campstove uses thermoelectric technology to convert heat to electricity that powers a fan to make the fire ultra-efficient. Tap the electric generator with a USB port, extra electricity charges small electronics such as mobile phones and LED lights.
Check out the video of the BioLite Campstove and see the prototype of the BioLite home stove being developed for use in developing countries. Millions die early due to lung disease caused by inhaling partially combusted smoke from open cookfires.
Warning: If you buy the BioLite Campstove from outside the United States, the shipping cost is extra and, according to reviewers, pretty hefty.
If you go camping or hiking, need to charge your cell phone, and want to support a company that is pioneering a new technology, buy a BioLite Campstove! (BlogsNewsReviews has no affiliation).
Technical Specs: The BioLite is 5 inches in diameter, weighs 33 ounces, heats a liter of water in 4.5 minutes, using 1.6oz of wood. iPhone 4S (2G): 20 minutes of charging equals 60 minutes of talk time. Charging times vary by device and by strength of fire. Click on the photo for all specs.
Click here to read BioLite Campstove stories from actual users.
All photo credits Biolite.
Another kind of phone charger that doesn’t use fire.