When the PowerPot first launched on Kickstarter, it turned into a huge success. Huge. Now the company is back on Kickstarter again with a newer level of “huge”. The PowerPot X and XL feature the same thermoelectric generation, but in a bigger size with more power.
I don’t care what anyone says, but when I’m out camping I’m going to have my tech with me. At least the basics: smartphone, camera (if it’s better than the smartphone), portable speakers, and maybe even a tablet to keep the kids out of my hair. Gadgets can suck down battery life in an afternoon, let alone during half a week of roughing it.
The PowerPot X and XL let you recharge your devices while cooking food or heating up water. The heat generated from campfires, ranges, stoves, or liquid-fuel systems is turned into usable energy. The pots are made of aluminum with fire-resistant handles and cabling.
While the original PowerPot V was able to meet the needs of one person with a device or two, more was obviously wanted. Namely for larger devices, such as tablets, and more people, namely being able to cook for a group all at once.
Both the PowerPot X and XL deliver 10 watts of power from a 2.3L and 3.8L pot, respectively. Each kit also comes with a Practical Meter, which clearly and quickly identifies the watt output so you know how much power your devices are receiving. It’s also useful for identifying and separating the quality of your USB cables.
Check out the PowerPot X and XL Kickstarter page for more photos and to pledge for yours.