Post subject: PowerPot: thermoelectric USB charger
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:24 pm
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:32 am Posts: 184 Location: Northern NM
It's that time of the year, the itch has started... I'm surfing the web looking at gear I don't need and buying some, with money I don't have. This is pretty badass though, a thermoelectric cook pot that can charge your USB devices: check it out www.thepowerpot.com
I kind of want to try it but it only takes what, 10 or 12 minutes to boil water for cooking or coffee, not nearly long enough to do much charging. Maybe in winter when melting snow it might be more reasonable...
Post subject: Re: PowerPot: thermoelectric USB charger
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:05 am
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:27 pm Posts: 614 Location: Rainier Beach
Haven't used one, but hard to see the value in charging your device for only 10 minutes. Which is a long time to wait for boiling water. So that stove doesn't look great for performing either of its primary functions.
Over the last season I've become very used to using Gaia gps on my phone when touring, so I'm very cognizant of keeping my phone in juice.