FlameStower uses fire to charge devicesSubmitted by Bob-45 on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 06:22
We're constantly seeing inventors attempt to create new and interesting ways to charge our cell phones. VOTO is one product we've seen that uses fire to charge our smart devices, and now a new take on the idea is hitting the scene. Called FlameStower, it utilizes very similar technology, but with a few twists.
The main thing that separates FlameStower from others on the market is the fact that it will work with any open flame. This means that not only can be it used while exploring the great outdoors, but it can also provides users' devices with a little juice during extended power outages.
The device seems to be simple enough to operate. Users unfold the legs, put water in the reservoir, and place the "blade" portion in a flame. From there, FlameStower uses the differential in temperature between the portion in the fire and the relatively cool water to generate electricity, which is then sent through a USB cable and to the user's phone, MP3 player, digital camera, or other device.