Stove that charges smartphones while food is cooking

  • The device was invented by Russian Aidar Khairullin – and they cost £80 each
  • It has a tiny generator attacked to it that transforms heat into electric power
  • Campers’ smartphones connect to a USB port on this via a fireproof wire

A Russian inventor is marketing special stoves to fire up mobile phones.

The bizarre device – ideal for campers – allows you to boil water or cook meat at the same time as charging your device.

The first 100 wood-burning stoves, priced at £80, have been sold, including to US and British tourists to Russia – but the flames mean this is not a charger to use inside your home.

A Russian inventor is marketing special stoves to fire up mobile phones

A Russian inventor is marketing special stoves to fire up mobile phones

The bizarre device - ideal for campers - allows you to boil water or cook meat at the same time as charging your device. It is called a Tengu, after the Japanese spirit supposedly protecting travellers

The bizarre device – ideal for campers – allows you to boil water or cook meat at the same time as charging your device. It is called a Tengu, after the Japanese spirit supposedly protecting travellers

Resembling a small camping stove, it has a tiny generator attacked to it that transforms heat into electric power to reliably charge cell phones.

Inventor Aidar Khairullin, from Ufa, is working on a new model that will allow customers to power up their laptops.

‘There is a fireproof wire attached to the metal body of a generator, made of titanium and stainless steel, that has a USB port,’ he said.

‘To charge your gadget, you need to plug it into the USB port.

‘Charging will take the same time as it would traditionally take thanks to 10W power output.

Resembling a small camping stove, it has a tiny generator attacked to it that transforms heat into electric power to reliably charge cell phone

Resembling a small camping stove, it has a tiny generator attacked to it that transforms heat into electric power to reliably charge cell phone

Inventor Aidar Khairullin said: 'There is a fireproof wire attached to the metal body of a generator, made of titanium and stainless steel, that has a USB port'

Inventor Aidar Khairullin said: ‘There is a fireproof wire attached to the metal body of a generator, made of titanium and stainless steel, that has a USB port’

‘The device also has a power stabiliser to avoid alternating currents, so that the device is not damaged while charging.’

He said: ‘While the phone is charging, you can use the stove, for example, to boil water or fry meat.’

It is called a Tengu, after the Japanese spirit supposedly protecting travellers.

Khairullin said he got the idea for the stick-burning device after becoming dissatisfied with other on-the-move charging devices.

He won an inventor’s contest and received funding to help develop and market his stove charger. 

Khairullin won an inventor's contest and received funding to help develop and market his stove charger

Khairullin won an inventor’s contest and received funding to help develop and market his stove charger

 


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