• 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.
    So... is there a big market out there for a pot with a USB port? Most iPhone users can probably think of other, more efficient means for charging their handsets. But the company behind this charging pot says the device can be used to charge just about any gadget via USB, so the functionality provided by the Hatsuden-Nabe isn't limited to Apple products by any stretch of the imagination.

    To learn more about TES NewEnergy and how to directly convert heat-waste into electrical energy, check out the official TES website.

    Source: TES
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Goes to Pot with New Campfire Charger started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Omg that's so strange
    1. Serge96's Avatar
      Serge96 -
      Haha .. so strange .. but i like the idea
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      $278 dollars. Fail
    1. Madman604x's Avatar
      Madman604x -
      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?
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      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
    1. Goof's Avatar
      Goof -
      I don't know if I pay $278 for it, I only go camping once a year.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      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
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      Quote Originally Posted by inyuke View Post
      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
      It has a "Zombie Apocalypse" stamp of approval IMO
    1. ekimylf's Avatar
      ekimylf -
      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.

    1. slickric's Avatar
      slickric -
      lol, so many phone in hot water mishaps waiting to happen!
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      I would rather the pot charge a battery that can then charge a device.
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