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PowerPot charges your smartphone using boiling water

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2014 20:23 User comments (7)

PowerPot charges your smartphone using boiling water Billionaire and 'Shark Tank' investor Mark Cuban has put forward $250,000 of his own money to help the "PowerPot" succeed, a pot that lets you charge your smartphone with boiling water.
Cuban paid $250,000 for a 12 percent stake in the company, a seat on the board of directors and 3% in "adviser options." With the investment, the company is worth over $2 million, seemingly a good value given that they have supposedly already sold $300,000 worth of the devices.

The founders have been marketing the device towards campers, but have also been testing it in developing nations in Africa, where villagers have been using it to light their huts.

A 5-watt model and 10-watt model are available, starting at $149.

Check the pot in action:





Source:
Business Insider

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7 user comments

113.4.2014 8:03

Not sure how useful it would be in africa for $150; that's serious cash for someone who cannot afford food.



213.4.2014 8:17

water powered mini generators (basically thats what it is) could be useful in remote places with no electricity like villages in parts of africa with no mains electricity, $150 isn't that much if 150 people put $1 each in and share it.


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313.4.2014 14:32

This definitely looks like something innovative and life changing. I have read stories about how villages in rural areas of the world have people that, for a fee, will transport electronic devices to the nearest village with power, in order to charge those same devices. This could be a game changer for them, and could possibly upgrade the way of life for all involved. It will be interesting to see where this device ends up.

414.4.2014 18:03

Originally posted by phobet:
...It will be interesting to see where this device ends up.
It will end-up scamming $150 to as many people they can scammed.
The worse things tho. is that they are after poor people. lol
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515.4.2014 13:45

Hmmmm.......thought this was a new super strain of weed. Bummer ;)

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615.4.2014 16:25

I think it would be a scam if it didn't perform as advertised. While $150 would be quite an investment for those don't quite have that amount of capital, I could imagine that as it is produced, the cost of production will become less as it is matured. I could imagine that someday it would be "Ronco" branded, and be made available for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. And a second one available for absolutely free, just pay shipping and handling of $9.99! ;-)

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by phobet:
...It will be interesting to see where this device ends up.
It will end-up scamming $150 to as many people they can scammed.
The worse things tho. is that they are after poor people. lol

715.4.2014 20:58

Originally posted by phobet:
...and be made available for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. And a second one available for absolutely free, just pay shipping and handling of $9.99! ;-)
" ...Oh and is more ...Call-now !? "


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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Apr 2014 @ 21:04

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