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BioLite increases its campfire charging power with versatile KettleCharge

BioLite increases its campfire...
The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
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The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
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The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
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The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
The BioLite KettleCharge can be used to charge smartphones and tablets
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The BioLite KettleCharge can be used to charge smartphones and tablets
The KettleCharge's handle folds for easier transport
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The KettleCharge's handle folds for easier transport
The handle includes a basic display
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The handle includes a basic display
The BioLite KettleCharge powered by BioLite's CampStove, which also offers a thermoelectric gadget charger
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The BioLite KettleCharge powered by BioLite's CampStove, which also offers a thermoelectric gadget charger
The BioLite KettleCharge
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The BioLite KettleCharge
The BioLite KettleCharge can be used to charge smartphones and tablets
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The BioLite KettleCharge can be used to charge smartphones and tablets
The BioLite KettleCharge
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The BioLite KettleCharge
Charge gadgets while you boil water
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Charge gadgets while you boil water

BioLite has introduced some innovative, multifunctional camping chargers in the past, including its CampStove and BaseCamp wood-fire stove/chargers. Its latest product is designed to work with existing camp stoves to produce twice the power of its other designs – enough to charge gadgets as large as tablets.

The new KettleCharge produces up to 10 watts of power for charging smartphones, tablets, headlamps, water purifiers and more. Simply fill the unit with water, slide it onto any stovetop, and it quickly transforms the heat from the water to electricity accessible from the USB port at the base of its handle. The charger can also store power for later use.

"Energy is all around us, and we just need the right tools to use it," explains Jonathan Cedar, BioLite Co-founder and CEO. "The KettleCharge is an easy way for people to harness energy on-demand using only heat and water."

The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves
The KettleCharge works with BioLite's CampStove and other camping stoves

The KettleCharge includes a small digital display on the handle that lets you know if the device is within the ideal temperature range, and when it's ready to start charging devices. An audible alert sounds if the unit is getting too hot, helping to prevent accidental overheating and damage.

The KettleCharge's handle folds down to make it a bit more compact during travel. It weighs 2 lb (0.9 kg), measures 8 x 3 in (20 x 7.6 cm), and will launch in September for US$149.

Source: BioLite

2 comments
The Skud
A couple more of these improvements and you can run a whole (tiny) cabin in the woods! Seriously though, anything to keep connections "on the air" is welcome!
Runklmstiltzskin
Since this was posted 1 & 1/2 years ago that means it should be available now!! I like everything I've seen on the "Bio-Lite"system and I watch 2-3 different "You-Tube" reports on the available stoves I plan to go to the Natl'Rainbow Gathering"and I would like to take a complete set of "Bio-Lite"Gizmo's with me!!.......LOL :-)