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Boil up some soup, help deliver a baby and recharge your phone with the PowerPot

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Boil up some soup, help deliver a baby and recharge your phone with the PowerPot
Imagine that you're out camping and the battery on your smartphone is running low. You're probably getting the cold sweats just thinking about this scenario. But there is a product that will allow you to boil water in a pot, feed your battery the juice it needs to run, and feed yourself, all at the same time. Friday night on ABC's Shark Tank, a company called Power Practical showed off the PowerPot.

The PowerPot will allow you to recharge any device with a USB port, simply by boiling water. The product generates electricity by taking advantage of the difference in temperature between the fire that heats the pot, and the water inside the pot. The larger the difference, the more electricity is generated. It is the same thermo-electric process that powers the BioLite Camp Stove that we told you about back in 2012. A 20 minute charge using the PowerPot will give you two hours of battery life. A cable connects the PowerPot to your phone.

The PowerPot would seem to be a great charging solution for emerging markets, something that billionaire Mark Cuban pointed out after the product was pitched to the Venture Capital roundtable. The price of the pot might deter some from making the purchase though, since it does carry a pretty hefty price tag of $149 for what is essentially a phone recharger that boils water.

Still, if you're a tree-hugging environmentalist who fears for the future of the planet, or you have a legitimate need for an alternate method to charge your phone, you might find the PowerPot to be of some real use to you, regardless of the cost.



source: PowerPractical

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posted on 12 Apr 2014, 09:53

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2106; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


When I'm camping, I turn my phone off, bag it up and carry it in a armored case.
As there's usually no signal anyways.

I can't see a good reason nor a 150 of them to justify this, but that's my opinion.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:22 2

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


how does it help deliver a baby.?...

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:49 5

4. Alan01 (Posts: 172; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


You never heard of boiling water to help deliver a baby?

You young kids today

Alan F.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:02

6. Anshulonweb (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I am 19....seriously never heard of it...

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:02

7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I am 19....seriously never heard of it...

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 19:59

10. nvrhde (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


Never heard of it...?
You babies today

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 18:07

9. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


HAHAHHA sometime ago they used to getting the baby out of his mom by the boiling water, helping in birth. LOL

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:39

3. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Do I put my phone in the pot to charge it?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:34 3

5. Miracles (Posts: 458; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Lol only sony Zs

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 14:13

8. cleat-glitch (Posts: 77; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


just watching shark tank...mark put twelve percent in the company

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 23:00

11. techloverNYC (Posts: 365; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


For $150 good luck selling that. Maybe its just me but extra battery packs are so much cheaper and easier to use ( charge multiple devices at once, more power,easier to carry,etc). What happens when you are in a place with no water to boil, how you gonna charge your phone?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 10:00

12. bruceallmighty81 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Jan 2014)


I could see use for this. Being a hunter, I could actually use my Lumia Icons for its GPS and not have to worry about my phone dying and how I am going to charge it. $150 is a little steep though.

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