First and foremost it's a portable stove that will burn twigs, dry grass, bark, pinecones, - virtually anything available at the moment. The fire is hot enough to boil a quart of water in less than 5 minutes under optimal conditions. Easy to light and easy to maintain.
Its technological flourish is the integral thermoelectric generator which uses heat from the cooking fire to power both its internal fan, which creates the forge-like results in the combustion chamber, and remarkably, also generates up to 2 watts of additional 5 volt power. You can therefore use its integral USB port to recharge a variety of devices: cell phones, MP3 players, GPS, cameras, eBooks, UV water purifiers - you get the idea.
Thanks to the forced draft for both the primary and secondary combustion air, the fire burns hot and clean, with little residual ash. It weighs only 33 oz and is only 8-1/2" high, 5" diameter when packed. A USB cable is provided for charging the BioLite's internal battery. When using it to charge other devices you simply use the USB cable that came with the device.
There are two optional accessories for the BioLite: the KettlePot
and the Portable Grill
See below for an Image Gallery of the BioLite Portable Stove.