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Photo: Hatsuden-Nabe

The Gadget: Hatsuden-Nabe

The Price: $278 

Campfires are great for cooking soup and making S’mores, but when it comes to charging your phone they’re just not up to snuff — until now. A campfire can generate heat up to 900° F, but it only takes 212° F to boil water for your camp cooking. Why waste all that extra energy?

To ensure that the campfire was living up to its potential, TES NewEnergyCorporation created a cooking pan with a built-in USB port and thermoelectric device that converts wasted heat from the fire into power. That way the extra heat generated by the fire will go toward charging your phone instead of being squandered away by the atmosphere. 

Plus it isn’t as needy as solar chargers, which require lots of direct sunlight. With the Hatsuden-Nabe, your iPhone can fully charge in 3 to 5 hours so it’ll be ready for you to make emergency phone calls (or play Angry Birds in the great outdoors). 

The Hatsuden-Nabe is currently available in Japan only, but watch out for a U.S. release.

Would you harness the power of searing flames to charge your precious device? Let us know in the comments below. 

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