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BioLite Stove: Portable woodburner that charges phones via USB

We’re all for reducing our carbon footprints while feeding our gadget obsession, so naturally we fell in love with the concept of the BioLite Stove as soon as we saw it. It’s a small, portable wood burning stove that charges your phones and other gadgets via a USB port.

So as well as keeping warm at night and cooking up a Pot Noodle in the morning you can keep your iPhone, Android phone or MP3 player’s batteries topped up as well. Running entirely off of wood fuel, this eliminates the need for you to take heavy space-hogging gas canisters with you too.

It’s inspired, genius and ideal for camping trips and festivals alike (provided the festival lets you make fires).

The official spec list of the BioLite Stove reads thus:

· Powers all USB-chargeable devices including smartphones, LED lights, GPS and many others
· Fast to boil
· Lights quickly and easily
· Burns sticks, pine cones, pellets and other biomass
· Folds for easy packing
· Packed size: 8.25 x 5-inches
· Weight: 2 Lbs 1 oz / 935 grams

Sadly you can’t buy one just yet and you’ll have to ship one over from the US. You can however reserve one today and pay the $129 (£80) when it goes on sale, ‘in time for the 2012 camping season’.

If you took this and your iPhone to a festival however, we a still think there’s every chance of your phone ending up somewhere unpleasant if you’re not careful.

Cheers to Jack for the tip. 


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