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BioLite Mini lantern gives you ultra-portable light and power

BioLite Mini lantern gives you...
The adjustable wire lets you hang the Mini from a pocket
The adjustable wire lets you hang the Mini from a pocket
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The PowerLight Mini becomes a bike light
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The PowerLight Mini becomes a bike light
Four available colors
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Four available colors
The adjustable wire lets you hang the Mini from a pocket
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The adjustable wire lets you hang the Mini from a pocket
With the included bike mount, lantern becomes taillight
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With the included bike mount, lantern becomes taillight
Biolite designed the PowerLight Mini to be ultralight and small
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Biolite designed the PowerLight Mini to be ultralight and small
The PowerLight Mini works as a compact portable charger
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The PowerLight Mini works as a compact portable charger
The PowerLight Mini has four light modes
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The PowerLight Mini has four light modes

Since coming to market with its biomass-burning, electricity-generating stove, BioLite has been growing its line of multifunctional outdoor charging solutions. Additions have included the upsized BaseCamp and the NanoGrid campsite lighting system. Now BioLite launches a super-compact dual-purpose charging solution, the new PowerLight Mini. It works as a pocket-sized lantern and USB charger.

The standard PowerLight launched as a component of the NanoGrid last year. The Mini provides a slimmer, lighter alternative that you can drop in your pocket. It weighs just 2.82 oz (80 g) and measures 3.4 x 2 x 0.6 in (85 x 51 x 15 mm).

In place of typical bulky lantern components, Biolite uses an edge-lit panel that relies on its proprietary texture to distribute light evenly. This construction cuts weight and size, and provides a soft, even glow of up to 135 lumens. The light includes four modes: white lantern mode with dimming function, red night light, maximum visibility white point light and strobe.

The built-in 1,350-mAh lithium-ion battery can keep the LEDs shining for up to five hours on high or 52 hours on low. It can also give your mobile phone a backup boost through the USB output.

The PowerLight Mini becomes a bike light
The PowerLight Mini becomes a bike light

Other features include a stainless steel housing; a wire hanger that lets you hang the Mini over your campsite, stand it on a table or secure it to a chest pocket; and an included bike mount that turns lantern into bike safety light.

The PowerLight Mini launched this week for US$44.95 and is available in four colors.

Source: BioLite

1 comment
Runklmstiltzskin
I'm thinking I will like this"Bio-lite" lantern netter than the "Zyntony" strip light I saw on an earlier Gizmag posting,This is $10.00 cheaper and can be cgarged from any USB port and or be charged while I make coffee / cook a meal on the Bio-Lite cook stove,and it's coming from a company with a proven reputation......The zyntony is on a Kickstarter rip-off campaign,My experience with kickstarter has been less than.......I'm required 2 B nice on here......I want to try out the complete "Bio-lite system".......LOL :-)