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September 03, 2014
The BioLite Kettle Charge was built for everyone to easily use. Its uses go beyond the campsite, giving many people who don’t have reliable power or lights the ability to create power. Just fill the stainless steel container with water, find a heat source (camping stoves, gas ranges, BioLite Stove) and let it work its magic.
50 campfires reviews the BioLite KettleCharge
August 04, 2014
This intelligent kettle is designed for use on any range — making it useful both indoors and out — and can boil up to 750 ml of water at a time, while sending up to 10W of power to the USB port, meaning you can charge even your most power-hungry gadgets (we're looking at you, iPad) as fast as you can with a wall outlet.
Uncrate covers BioLite KettleCharge
June 02, 2014
BioLite makes cool stuff. The Basecamp is a sweet portable grill that builds on the earlier Biolite design successes and ramps them up. The power pack now puts out 5w and can store power, and they've added a "smart dash" so you can monitor the stove's heat and power output.
Core77 coverage on BioLite BaseCamp Launch
May 14, 2014
It really is a pretty smart—not to mention sustainable—alternative to the more common versions that run off propane. The stove itself has some pretty neat origins. Its original iteration, the wood-burning HomeStove, also doubled as a gadget charger—but for developing countries.
Gizmodo Talks BioLite BaseCamp
March 05, 2014
One of the smartest cooking accessories on the market, the BioLite stove debuted in 2012. Using twigs and brush, you can create an “eternal” charger for your phone or camera. The heat from the pot generates power with a thermoelectric generator, which in turn causes a fan to blow, generating even more heat. You connect your phone with a USB port. The new KettlePot holds about six cups of water and weighs just one pound.
February 24, 2014
BioLite is at it again with a new and bigger thermoelectric camp stove called the BaseCamp. The newly minted portable device allows users to cook, generate heat and charge cell phones simply by burning whatever twigs and sticks they put inside its burning maw. The stove top looks even more like a mini furnace complete with a side port to load in wood like a fireplace.
February 20, 2014
Since it hit the market with a gadget-charging portable stove a few years ago, BioLite has been slowly growing its line of outdoor cooking-charging gear. Its latest product, the BaseCamp, gives campers more power for cooking and charging gadgets. It can serve as both grill and stove, while storing enough power to charge tablet computers.
February 12, 2014
Most recently, DUMBO Improvement District unveiled the fruits of a long-term collaboration with Biolite...The company adapted its patented thermoelectric technology to create the DUMBO Firepit, a 500-pound, outdoor heater located in the Pearl St. Triangle, which offered warmth to passersby, while supplying the energy source needed to light DUMBO’s holiday tree last December.
January 24, 2014
Last year Brooklyn-based BioLite introduced the HomeStove, a biomass cookstove that converts waste heat into electricity, with the goal of bringing the technology to households currently cooking over open fire in Indian and sub-Saharan Africa. BaseCamp is inspired by the HomeStove, but more luxurious.
January 23, 2014
We've been fans of the BioLite stove since it debuted, because it was a no-liquid-required backpacking stove with a bonus: It can recharge your gadgets. Lighting tinder in it generates electricity, which powers a fan that not only keeps the fire humming but also provides enough power to charge devices plugged into its USB port. The latest offering from BioLite does the same, but in a bigger package.
January 21, 2014
This group-size camp stove from BioLite burns sticks and logs. Its flames are channeled to warm a grill on top as well as to a module on the side that makes electricity from the heat. Plug in a tablet computer, phone, or other gadget in need of a recharge at your camp site.
December 10, 2013
The fire pit is a gargantuan version of the company’s coffee-can-sized camp stoves, which can create enough thermoelectric power from burning pine cones and twigs to charge a 2.5-watt iPhone. “It’s kind of fun to hack together something awesome,” BioLite Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar said.
November 29, 2013
When I was first introduced to BioLite’s technology a little more than a year ago at an outdoor goods showcase in lower Manhattan, I was equally enchanted and dismissive… Boy, did I miss the bigger picture.
November 22, 2013
This camping stove makes it easy to cook with a handful of twigs — and it charges your gadgets too. Newly added are the grill and kettle attachments. Every one you buy subsidizes R&D on a tougher, low-emission version of the stove for the developing world.
August 30, 2013
Just imagine how relaxing your Labor Day weekend will be when you can simultaneously boil water and charge your smartphone using only firewood.
Tech Gadgets for Labor Day - LA Times
June 19, 2013
But wait, use the stove to charge your cellphone? That’s right — all you need is a bit of wood and your cellphone’s charge cable, because this thing exists
At Last, Fire-Powered Cellphone Chargers - Time Newsfeed
May 19, 2013
But the company has bigger aims in mind than helping well-heeled backpackers go green. Its big project is the HomeStove, a larger stove meant for use in the developing world, and it is using sales of the CampStove to fuel development and testing of the HomeStove.
Venture Beat on how burning sticks can recharge your phone and save the world
March 04, 2013
With not a hint of khaki or green, it's unashamedly brash and modern-looking... Thanks to the fan and clever ducting, it burns extremely well which, given its primary function, is essential. Plus, there's no need to carry gas canisters or foul-smelling fuel tablets.
Gizmodo reviews the CampStove
November 12, 2012
GRAND AWARD WINNER- 2012 BEST OF WHAT'S NEW For better or for worse, electronics such as GPS devices, cellphones, and LED lights have become de rigueur in the backcountry. But keeping them charged isn’t easy. Solar panels don’t work well in heavily wooded areas, and spare batteries add weight to a pack. The coffee-can-size BioLite CampStove solves that problem—and cooks meals at the same time.
BioLite Award Winner in Popular Science Best of What's New
November 10, 2012
“You have this idea of, ‘Let’s just dump a bunch of stoves into a disaster situation, but for us there are logistics about how to do this safely and effectively,” Rosen says. Do the people know how to properly use it? Can they teach others? Do they have a viable fuel source? “We’re seeing parallels from this experience to the challenges of international development, where we must figure out how to set up proper distribution channels and education programs.”
November 06, 2012
Company employees set up a table with the stoves in spots like Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan, where many people were still without power. They offered hot drinks to people as they gathered around the stoves to charge their dead phones. The stoves got plenty of attention from passers-by, including the police, who ordered BioLite to stop.
October 01, 2012
The BioLite stove burns found fuel—twigs and small bits of wood—and uses the heat to create electricity to charge your electronic devices... there’s another consideration: sales of the BioLite support the HomeStove, which uses 50 percent less wood and cuts smoke by 95 percent, huge issues in the developing world.
September 29, 2012
Remember rubbing two sticks together, or even trying to ignite a fire with a mirror? How about sending messages using smoke signals?
September 14, 2012
Cedar and Drummond are pioneering a fresh business model that seeks to benefit industrialized and developing countries at once. With $1.8 million in seed capital, the model is one that NGOs are eagerly watching.