My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: US$149.99 Biolite KettleCharge – How a Kettle can recharge your Smartphone or Tablet during a Hurricane

Monday, August 11, 2014

US$149.99 Biolite KettleCharge – How a Kettle can recharge your Smartphone or Tablet during a Hurricane

 If you love camping in the Great Outdoors or you’re a Jamaican getting ready for the Hurricane Season which I’m predicting will be very violent as stated in my blog article entitled2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season looking Fairly Quiet - How Hurricanes are formed as Hurricane making Landfall equals Disaster”, then you’ll love this next product.

Introducing the Biolite KettleCharge, the perfect gadget for the camper who likes to keep his gadgets on the charge even when there’s no electrical outlet available as stated in the article “It's a kettle. It's a charger. It's a KettleCharge”, published August 4, 2014 1:53 PM PDT by Amanda Kooser, CNET News and “The Biolite KettleCharge uses boiling water to charge your phones and tablets”, published August 7, 2014 by Paul Taylor, Techlife.         

This company has an interesting lineup of cooking Stoves that power smartphones so this move to the kettle wasn’t far off. For US$149.99 on preorder, if you’re one of those persons who just can’t do without their gadgets, even during a Hurricane or when Camping, this product may just have your name on it.

Biolite KettleCharge – How a Kettle can recharge your smartphone or Tablet during a Hurricane

This is basically a Kettle with a Thermocouple Charger, a very rare device I must say but not the only one in its class. Weighing in at 2 lb, with the handle folded down its just 3 inches tall and has a stove friendly design that allows it to boil three cups of water over a stove which may or may not be to your liking as that’s not much.

Still, how it works is amazing as it simply converts the heat from the boiling water to electricity to charge objects via a USB Cable Charging Dongle. That produces some 10 Watts of power that readily available on tap for recharging everything from your Apple iPod to your Apple iPhone or any other product you have that can recharge via a USB Dongle.

So is the Biolite KettleCharge a buy for you? If so, it’ll set you back US$149.95, which for a kettle, in any money, can easily buy a Portable Battery Charger as noted in my Geezam blog article entitled “How to extend your smartphone’s battery Life with a Portable Battery Charger”.

But if you like its dual functionality of boiling Hot Water and charging your precious gadgets, then it’ll be another thing you’ll need on your Hurricane Preparedness List.

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