When the power goes out in your home for an extended period, it’s not unusual to light candles for reading, eating, or conversing in the dark. But there’s now a way to get something else from a candle: Energy for your mobile devices via USB, with the new Candle Charger by Team FlameStower.
The Candle Charger uses the heat from a candle combined in some scientific manner with water to generate electricity, enough to charge not just one but two iPhones in a powerless pinch. The water boils in the process, which also gives you a small amount of sterilized water after you’re done using it.
The Candle Charger can be pre-ordered starting at $65 at its Kickstarter page here for the next month, where it’s very close to hitting its fundraising goal. And to see it in action, you can watch a demonstration video of the product for yourself below.