Review: Biolite Campstove 2

With the ability to turn fire into electricity, the super-slick Biolite Campstove 2 brings the caveman back to the future. The stove creates a vortex of smokeless flame for a portable campfire that can cook your meals and provide three watts of generated power to charge devices; it also stores enough power for a rapid phone charge—all from a two-pound device that packs down to the size of a 32-ounce water bottle. Sticks, wood scraps, and pellets are all fair game; however, the best way is to keep it cranking is to feed it coals from the campfire.

Available at area stores; $150.