Cold Beer Can Now Recharge Your Phone; Now That’s Innovation

February 9, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

What all can one do with a glass of cold beer other than getting high? You can use it to cool your head and sometimes it can act as a conversation starter. But a new Kickstarter project is claiming to charge your phone with this cold beer. How is that possible? Let us check it out.

Known as the Epiphany One Puck Project, this gadget uses a Stirling engine to generate enough power for recharging a phone from a cold beer or a hot cup of coffee. Aiming to collect $100,000 via kickstarter, the device is in its prototype stage now and hopefully the time won’t be too far when one can actually buy this gadget from stores.

The productivity the device offers is quite magnificent. There are many occasions where plug-ports are not available, while there could be a cold beer or a hot coffee. The gadget has a red side and a blue side that indicate the places to put cold things and hot things respectively.


For those who are unfamiliar with Stirling engines, these are closed-cycle regenerative heat engines with a permanently gaseous working fluid, where closed-cycle is defined as a thermodynamic system in which the working fluid is permanently contained within the system, and regenerative describes the use of a specific type of internal heat exchanger and thermal store, known as the regenerator.

It is the inclusion of a regenerator that differentiates the Stirling engine from other closed cycle hot air engines. These gadgets are said to roll out by 2014 and those who contribute can get this baby for just $99.

For others, the most probable price would be $115 and a word of advice is that this is totally worth every penny.

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