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How to use a charcoal fire to charge your phone or portable speaker while camping

Smart gadget is a must-have for the avid outdoorsman

Our portable speakers make great company when outdoors. The problem, though, is that after eight or ten hours of constant music streaming, both the speakers and the phone need a charge.

Dead iphone

What’s the active outdoorsman to do in this sort of scenario? Use a charcoal fire, of course.

Charcoal fire

Here’s how: a company called Point Source Power has created a super-cheap device called VOTO that draws power directly from fire.

VOTO device

The magic happens via the device’s fire-activated fuel cell. When exposed to flame, oxygen converts burning carbon and hydrogen into electricity. While this is all happening in one part of the device, the rest of it sticks outside the fire and an extendable cord allows the user to charge their device from a safe distance.

VOTO fire charger

Added bonus: the VOTO device doubles as a small flashlight.

VOTO light

Check it out below:

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