BioLite’s Portable BaseLantern

A Bluetooth-connected flatpack lamp doubles as a mini smartgrid and even has a few party tricks

Portable energy brand BioLite (perhaps best known for their CampStove and its continued developments) is no stranger to Kickstarter. Two years ago, they successfully funded and delivered upon a campaign that raised over a million dollars for their fire-to-electricity stove. They return to the crowdfunding platform today with another innovation that will help campers everywhere. The BaseLantern is more than a sandwich-sized flatpack lantern. It …

BioLite PowerLight Mini

A tiny clippable lantern that doubles as a battery-charger

BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those who want an easy-to-start campfire but don’t need the added perk of device-charging. Also new is the PowerLight Mini, a rechargeable light that fits in your palm and has …