Cooking your dinner can charge your mobile device

What on earth is this witchery — a cooking pot that generates power to charge your mobile device while you cook your meal? We are not joking. The Powerpot is what it’s called, and it uses patented thermoelectric technology to create electricity from excess heat while cooking, which then goes into charging your device battery. Every 10 minutes charge is equivalent to 60 minutes of talk time. All you need is fire and water. Sounds like less worrying about batteries dying on long camping trips. We are so sold.

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