PowerPot X, the cook pan and mobile device charger, starts to ship
The PowerPot X has started shipment for those who backed its Kickstarter campaign at the start of the year. The device is a lightweight and portable solution for outdoor types, which generates electricity whilst acting as a cooking vessel – perfect if you go camping, for example.
The pot solves the problem for outdoor lovers who aren’t quite ready to cut themselves off from the rest of the world as it turns waste heat generated into electricity all whilst allowing user to cook up a heart warming meal.
The new X and XL models (2.3-litre and 3.8-litre pots) are improved versions of the original PowerPot V, which debuted on Kickstarter in 2012 and has received much critical acclaim. The increased capacity of the new vessels doubles the power output to 10W, these pans can now charge two USB devices at once with its dual USB port. The bigger pots also mean that it would be more convenient for larger groups of campers to prepare their meals.
The electricity is created as a by-product of cooking, as the device harnesses the heat differentials in different materials. On top of that, the connectors and handles of the pot also have a fire resistant design to ensure safety when used.
The makers of the device recently gained a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC’s reality show which features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors called “Shark Tank.” The company gave away 12 per cent equity for the investment whilst plans for selling to developing countries like Uganda were disclosed, which could potentially open the device to a huge market.
Shipments of the PowerPot X for non-backers start next month with a unit price of $219.