The fact remains that you cannot survive without your iPhone, even if you are in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest! So how do you keep going without any way to charge your iPhone? The answer is quite simple; you just need two of the four basic elements of nature; fire and water.
The latest strangely fascinating tech gadget on sale at Amazon offers a unique way to charge your iPhone. Dubbed FlameStower, this compact USB charger uses fire to fire-up your smartphone!
The 10 oz. FlameStower is fitted with a protruding blade that can absorb the thermal energy when exposed to a naked flame. A small water reservoir, capable of holding 140 ml of water, acts as a heat absorber to keep the thermo-electric generator cool. The temperature differents prompts the flow of charges.
The charger is connected via a USB cable to the smart device. Albeit the slow charging, FlameStower is a handy tool for the people who are fond of camping and are forced to live without their gadgets when the battery runs out.
“It’s designed to work with any open flame: cooking stoves, camp fires, emergency candles, anything! Once the blade is in a fire, the thermal energy is transferred to the Thermoelectric Generator (TEG). The opposite surface of the TEG is in contact with the water reservoir, (the) hot side gets hot, cold side stays relatively cool, and the temperature difference generates electricity.”
The manufacturers claim that FlameStower can provide a talk time of up to 40 minutes with 20 minutes of charging. However, the talk time varies with the fire strength and the type of gadget. FlamStower can be ordered for $99.99 here.
Watch this video demonstrating FlameStower as it is used to charge an iPhone: