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

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



12. bruceallmighty81

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 21, 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.

11. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 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?

8. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

5. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Lol only sony Zs

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

4. Alan01

Posts: 664; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You never heard of boiling water to help deliver a baby? You young kids today Alan F.

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

10. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

Never heard of it...? You babies today

9. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

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