Materials Stories January 27, 2016

Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.

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Materials Stories July 16, 2012

You can now charge your iOS device from the campfire with Biolite CampStove for $129 [Video]

The BioLite CampStove is now available for $129.

This green energy product is perfect for anyone who is half-geek and half-outdoorsman (or outdoorswoman), and it works just as one would think—burn stuff, charge iDevice. The stove converts the fire’s heat into electricity for a USB charge. Now folks can go camping and be in tune with nature while checking their e-mail at the same time. Heaven.

It apparently takes 4.5-minutes to boil 1 liter of water, features a fire power output between 3.4 kw and 5.5 kw, powers pretty much all USB-chargeable devices, and most effectively burns “sticks, pine cones, pellets and other biomass.” It weighs just 2 lbs., at just 8.25-inches tall and 5 inches wide, and it is made of stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic. The box comes with “BioLite Stove, Firelighter, Stuff Sack, Instructions, and a USB cord.”

Cherry-picked testimonials with the CampStove are on the BioLite website (here).

The Biolite CampStove is available now and ships in mid-July. 

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