Campers and hikers looking for a innovative way to charge their mobile devices back up whilst away from the grid. Might be interested in this new BioLite stove which is fitted with a USB ports that allows you to recharge your smartphone as you cook your food. Watch the video after the jump to see the team behind this great innovation and the BioLite stove in action.
The BioLite Stove has been designed to make cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as modern fuels while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid. Packed size: 8.25 x 5″, weight: 935 grams. The BioLite team explain:
“Open wood fires are inefficient, wasting potential energy and creating toxic smoke due to incomplete combustion. Carefully designed stoves that use fans to blow air into the fire can dramatically improve combustion. However, such stoves require small amounts of electricity to power their fans and most people who cook on wood are without grid or battery access.
BioLite stoves solve this problem by converting a fraction of the fire’s thermal energy into electricity to power our combustion improvement system. Excess electricity is made available to users for charging small electronic devices such as mobile phones, LED lights, GPS and many others.”
The BioLite stove will be arriving ready for the camping season of this year for around $130, and you can reserve yours here.