Power Practical, who happen to be a bunch of engineers, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts that are based in Salt Lake City, also happen to be the ones behind the PowerPot. They have just introduced both the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL over on Kickstarter, where they hope that the crowd funding platform will be able to raise the necessary amount of funds to get the PowerPot X Series popping off production lines in the near future. These will be the next generation in thermoelectric power, where they have been named after their power emission of 10 Watts. With the PowerPot X Series, it is capable of juicing up a tablet, a pair of smartphones or four GoPros simultaneously, and best of all is, it can produce electricity regardless of the weather condition, in the daytime or at night, indoors or outdoors, requiring nothing more than fire and water.
The PowerPot X Series will feature increased power where it arrives in two sizes, allowing couples, groups, friends and families who love the great outdoors to whip up a meal over a fire while juicing their portable electronic devices at the same time. The PowerPot X holds 2.4 quarts and is perfect for two, while the PowerPot XL is a wee bit larger at 4 quarts, making it more suitable for feeding a slightly larger group. This is definitely one of the more interesting Kickstarter projects out there. [Press Release]
I am quite sure that hardcore gamers on the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo DSi and the Nintendo 3DS would have heard of the R4 card as well as its range of variants before. This is one unique card that some say encourages piracy, while others claim that when used for good, would be able to deliver an enhanced gaming experience thanks to homebrew titles and apps. Well, it seems that the R4iSDHC, which is the successor to the hugely popular R4 flashcard, is able to support upgrades every single time, while offering the ability to burn games onto CDs, apart from creating programs that rely on home software and being able to burn audio and video onto CDs.
Anyone owning any of the Nintendo DS family devices who want to take their portable console to the next level might eventually see this to be an indispensable piece of equipment. We have also received word that the R4iSDHC will be getting a new official website, so that end users will be able to receive product upgrades and technical support in a more efficient manner. In fact, those who want the latest kernels can already head on there if they are interested to check out what’s new. [Press Release]