Portable chargers are great! But a portable charger that you don't have to charge is better. The Kraftwerk is a hand-held dual based mini generator that has launch a KickStarter funding project.
Kraftwerk is essentially a power plant in your hand. It's has a USB plung-in so you can charge all your personal electronics such as iPads, iPhones, Cameras, and many others. The project right now has devastated its original goal of $500,000 USD. With 7,000 backers the they have raised more then twise that and we still have a month to go.
How does it work?
The hand-held Kraftwerk runs off a small amount standard lighter gas or even camping gas. Immediately after filling, just plug in your device and watch it charge. Just like a plug outlet there's no switches or buttons on the portable charger, it's that easy. On a single filing of fuel you can charge your iPhone approximately 11 times.
To produce electricity the Karftwerk converts chemical energy into electrical. The product lets out water vapor and carbon dioxide into the air. No worries it doesn't smell or get condensation everywhere.
Where can I get one?
The Kraftwerk is available for preorder on KickStarter. Current backers can get it for $99. Retail price will be around $129-$150.
Here is a link to the Video posted on KickStarter :
Rad Doodads Score: 7/10
The Kraftwerk is a good product for people who love to travel. The need to fill it up with fuel can get a bit expensive. There is not many places that sell the type of nozzle that is need to fill the Kraftwerk. In combination with the expensive price point and accessibility of oil needed to fill it, this mini power plant deserves a 7/10.