By Ian Mangiardi
on 4.25.12
Photo by Powerpot

As any seasoned backpacker will tell you, charging electronics while far from electrical sources is not yet a perfected task. With solar technology getting more efficient, and external batteries getting more powerful, the solutions are growing. However, the options are still bulky and heavy – the biggest adversaries for outdoorspeople. Enter the PowerPot, the most comprehensive, lightweight, and inherently efficient notion to date. Using thermoelectric power generation, one simply puts this pot on a flame, adds water, and plugs in a device. The cool water and hot flame create electricity, which is then transferred through a flame resistant cable to your electronic device. The PowerPot can even be used on a campfire, since it comes equipped with three feet of cord.

The two greatest considerations — weight and efficiency – will quickly be put to rest. The PowerPot X weighs in at 12 ounces and can charge a smartphone in one to two hours. Not only is this a backpacker’s dream, but the folks at PowerPot will be sending these puppies abroad to help third-world countries produce free electricity, reliably and simply. Waterproof, wear resistant, and steadfast, it also serves as the perfect option when zombies attack and the power grid goes down…

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