In the event of a blackout, a natural disaster or a zombie apocalypse, the one thing you would need is electricity. While we all have become so dependent on it, we tend to take it for granted. But if you think about it, there have been scenarios where you have needed your cell phone but it was dead and you weren’t around any electricity. Of course in reality, the invention that is in question here will be for less extreme situations such as camping.

The PowerPot, unlike solar powered chargers that only work when the sun is up, uses heat to make electricity. Inside the device is a thermoelectric generator which can easily transform any heat into a 5-15 watt power generator depending on which variant you purchase, V, X, or XV. With a built-in USB 2.0 cord, you will be able to charge up most smartphones and tablets just by building a fire. This will be the toasting of marshmallows the modern way. While the PowerPot is still in its preliminary stages, the makes have put a price of $125 to $500 when it eventually does come out.

 

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