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06-16-2011, 02:58 PM #1
iPhone Goes to Pot with New Campfire Charger
'Tis the season for bonfires, campfires, and cookouts galore. And just in time for the timely festivities comes a new charger that really proves the iPhone has gone to pot. Thanks to the latest innovation from Japanese company TES NewEnergy, avid campfire enthusiasts won't have to run indoors (or to the nearest portable, and probably very convenient, charging station) when their iPhone runs out of juice. Instead, they just have to get closer to the fire.
What we have here is a pot - yes, one you would boil water in - that is designed to convert excess heat into electrical energy. And for only 23,000 yen, or $278, this "must-have" iPhone charger can be yours. Called the "Hatsuden-Nabe," the pot pictured above has a cable affixed to its underside. When enough heat is generated, the "juice" is fed back to the iPhone.
They say that heat of bonfire could be over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, but energy over 212 Fahrenheit are not used for boiling water and wasted. This pan will convert the waste heat into cellphone charger. It can charge up iPhone by 3-5 hours.
To learn more about TES NewEnergy and how to directly convert heat-waste into electrical energy, check out the official TES website.
06-16-2011, 03:12 PM #2
Omg that's so strange
06-16-2011, 03:44 PM #3
Haha .. so strange .. but i like the idea
06-16-2011, 04:11 PM #4
$278 dollars. Fail
06-16-2011, 04:19 PM #5
may as well carry a windmill or one of those bike dynamos attached to a tire.......how about a hand crank or paddle wheel you can put in a river?60% of the time, it works every time.
06-16-2011, 04:34 PM #6
Lol I don't need a pot lol...
I can just charge it in the car.. This will take up extra room when packing for camp
06-16-2011, 05:15 PM #7
I don't know if I pay $278 for it, I only go camping once a year.
06-16-2011, 08:24 PM #8
Most of the time if you go camping you probably wont have any service anyways. So just charge it at home, put it in airplane mode if you don't have service.....and it will last as ipod for quite some time
06-16-2011, 11:48 PM #9
06-16-2011, 11:55 PM #10
One word......interesting. For an extended
camping trip, more than 4 days, this could come
in handy. Bring lots of water, and always
put our your campfire out completely.
06-17-2011, 12:39 AM #11
lol, so many phone in hot water mishaps waiting to happen!
06-17-2011, 01:35 AM #12
I would rather the pot charge a battery that can then charge a device.