Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors has to be able to cook so they can eat while away from home. Another big challenge is to find a way to keep electronic devices like smartphones charged up and working while enjoying the outdoors. Battery packs only last a while when they can’t be charged making larger external batteries less than ideal.
A new product on Indiegogo aims to let you cook meals and charge your devices as long as your supply of butane gas holds out called the Tegstove. The device uses a thermo electric generator to make electricity. That electricity is used to charge an internal battery that can then be used to keep your gadgets charged.
The stove is able to charge your devices with power in its own battery without the burner being lit. The electric generator only works to generate more power when the burner is lit. The project is seeking $50,000 and has raised a bit over $3500 with 50 days to go. A pledge of $99 or more will get you a Tegstove when it ships in September. This thing reminds me of a lightsaber.