Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

iPhone,iPod | Wednesday May 23 2012 9:07 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

The optional companion battery is on schedule for the fall.

(Credit:
Tellurex)

Think of all the things you can do with a tea candle. You can light a jack-o-lantern, set some mood lighting, or keep food warm. Soon, you’ll be able to use one to recharge your iPhone or other small electronic device.

The tPOD1 stands for “thermoelectric power on demand.” It’s a Kickstarter project from Tellurex that aims to turn tea candles into a handy source of electricity for those times when you’re off the grid or the power goes out.

Apply heat from a candle to the tPOD1 and hidden thermoelectric modules transform that heat into energy. A single candle can power an LED light for four hours.

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The 12-ounce device is around the size of a soup can, so survivalists can toss it into the backpack with all the other wilderness supplies. A $79 pledge will get you a tPOD1, 16 tea candles, a USB-LED reading light, and a carrying case.

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Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

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