Going Camping? Take The BioLite And Charge Your iPhone With Fire


BioLite should be the first thing you pack for your next camping trip.
BioLite should be the first thing you pack for your next camping trip.

I hate camping. I don’t see the appeal in sleeping in a cold, damp tent, with no access to a shower or electricity. Once your iOS devices run out of battery, what is there to do?

Well, with the BioLite, they won’t run out of battery, because you can charge them by burning almost anything you can get your hands on, including twigs, sticks, leaves, pine cones, or your best friend’s favorite book.

Simply cram all the rubbish you can find into this terrific device and set fire to it, and BioLite will cleverly turn the heat produced into energy to charge your iOS device — or anything else that charges via USB for that matter. According to Gizmodo, you’ll get roughly the same amount of power you get from a laptop’s USB port.

The BioLite will add around 2 pounds of weight to your backpack, but it means you can leave all of those extra batteries, battery cases, and solar chargers at home. In addition to this, BioLite can also be used as a camp stove, so you can also use it to cook food and boil water while it charges your devices. That means you can leave your old camp stove at home, too.

Just make sure you don’t spill hot soup all over your iPad.

The BioLite will begin shipping in mid-July — so any day now — and is priced at $129.

Source: BioLite

Via: Gizmodo

  • Oxymoron

    Make a BioLite BBQ Grill and I’m all in!

  • Romeyn Prescott

    That’s neat.

    But call me when Mr. Fusion makes its debut.

  • certified_dan

    NICE!!! Everyone is starting to talk about this now! I just got mine two weeks ago and I love it! It’ll boil a 1ltr pot of water in about 5-7min with hard wood as fuel. It is extremely easy to clean, light, and compact. I got a decent flame coming from the top of it, about 6inches high.

  • RepairGenius

    We think this looks super cool. Not to brag (too much) but RepairLabs.com actually featured this product a month ago, for Father’s Day. http://www.repairlabs.com/blog/fathers-day-gifts-for-the-techie-dad

  • CGJack

    Looks like someone has cut off a defective Olympic torch…

  • Dave Chin

    definitely the predecessor to Mr. Fusion!!!!