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Biolite Campstove with USB Charger

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$269

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Biotite’s wood burning stove comes in two parts, the stove and a fan/USB charger. The USB port can be used to charge your cell phone or power a USB light. This is done by the unit’s thermoelectric generator that converts heat into electricity which in turn powers a two-speed fan which blows on the fire and sends surplus energy to a USB charging port.

It’s designed for pre-iPhone 5/Samsung S4 and as a result the charging time is slow on newer phones. A work-around is to charge with your phone turned off, but an updated stove is scheduled to be re-released next year with 50 per cent more grunt.

The stove weighs 935g and is 209.6mm high and 127mm wide and deep. It filled up ...

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