Cook franks and beans while you charge your phone with the FlameStower fire charger

An accessory called the FlameStower fire charger is a product that allows you to charge your handset even if there are no outlets around you. Take the FlameStower out of its small carrying case and put it near an open flame. Fill the appropriate container with water, and plug the USB plug into the charger. Attach your USB or Lightning port to the charger and your phone, and you'll be cooking with fire.

Speaking of cooking, you'll be able to put up some franks and beans while topping off your phone's battery. All you need is an open flame and some water. Camp fires (this is the season for them), candles and cooking stoves will all do. And if you want to know the science behind this, it is simple. The heat from the fire creates thermal energy which is transferred to the Thermoelectric Generator. One side of the generator is hot from the fire, while the other side is cool since it is touching the water reservoir. The difference in temperature creates electricity. Twenty minutes of charging time will give you 40 minutes of talk time. Budget about 2.5 hours to charge your phone.

The FlameStower Charger is available now from Amazon for $99.99 with free shipping. If interested, tap on the sourcelink. And to see the product in action, don't miss the video embedded at the top of this article.

source: Stower, Amazon



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and I though solar panel isnt effective enough, and something even worse just come up @_@ power bank + solar panel obviously better than this overpriced junk

4. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"Is it the frank or the beans?"

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Not that's one hot POS!!!!

6. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

All these are rubbish. Will be only helpful when whole world becomes like in The Walking Dead :p Solar chargers are gonna be more than just a gimmick soon when graphene, the wonder element, is properly used in upcoming panels.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh wow, I've been waiting for this for my entire life. finally something better to move the market since the original iPhone.

8. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Biolite has been making these (and much more efficient and sturdy versions) fit for years since their successful kickstarter. Great stuff for camping. Solar in the day and thermal-electric at night.

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