People see mobile devices as a luxury but the reality is, mobile devices connect the world and are the only link into the global network that many people in developed nations or not, have. So for people who don’t have access to stable electricity, keeping that connection can be difficult. The Jiko Power converts fire into energy so no matter where you are, you can stay connected.
We’ve seen other specialty devices that use the energy created by cookfires to make power for smartphones and the like. This one is a little different because it doesn’t rely on you using it to cook, instead the metal arm sits in whatever fire you have going. A campfire, a stove fire, even something in a fireplace.
This allows the device to be more versatile so that it can be readily used by more people. It’s small and lightweight and can power things via USB. With other innovations in things like lighting, this one power device can be used to make life a lot easier for people who live in electricity deserts or those who have survived a disaster. Jiko is being crowdfunded right now but you can pledge $115 for your own.