I enjoy camping. I also enjoy my iPhone. Unfortunately, camping and iPhones don’t always go well together – especially if you go camping for real, without motorhomes, power outlets, or cozy air-controlled cabins. The main trouble is that there’s just no place to charge your iPhone out there in the woods. Until now, that is.
Gizmodo points to a new product called the BioLite CampStove, which aims to make camping and backpacking a bit more iPhone friendly by allowing you to charge your device using the power of fire! The stove transforms energy from it’s flame (which is fueled using “sticks, pine cones, pellets and other biomass”) into electricity via a USB port.
The stove can also boil water in under 5 minutes, cook your food, and even burn things (apparently that’s the “thing to do” when camping…). The device is available now through the BioLite website, and will begin shipping in “mid July.”