The Power Pot on Shark Tank
|Power Pot V Thermoelectric Generator|
The Power Pot is a multi-purpose portable Thermoelectric Generator capable of charging just about any gadget with a USB connector; using just about any heat source you have available to boil water. If you spend as much time in the outdoors as we do, or your one of the smart ones that have some sort of survival kit in case of a major emergency, then this multi-purpose power pot might be a great addition helping solve what could someday be a very real problem. Generating enough power to recharge your smart phone for instance, is as easy as boiling water and plugging it in to the PowerPot. You can even use the water to cook with at the same time, which makes this multi-purpose tool a great addition for hikers and backpackers with limited room.
The inventors behind the Power Pot, and owner's of Power Practical Energy Company are David Toledo & Matt Ford, from Salt Lake City, Utah. (Is it just me, or does it seem like several Successful Shark Tank Products come from the State of Utah?)
David first took this portable generator invention to Kickstarter to help raise the necessary $50,000.00 needed to develop this invention in April 2012. Over 1000 supporters spoke loud and clear that this was indeed a great idea, and ended up contributing over $126,000.00 to insure its success.
As big of a success the first version of the Power Pot was at generating 5 watts, it was lacking one thing a lot of customers were asking for, more power. Now before I get ahead of myself, and if I have the correct date line, this first generation Power Pot will be the one demonstrated on the Shark Tank in episode 524 this Friday night.
The Power Pot before Shark Tank Update:
A lot can happen to a growing business from the time they go inside the Shark Tank, and when the episode actually airs. The Power Pot is no exception and seems to have made major strides turning this into a full-fledged successful business. I'm not exactly sure they get a deal on the Shark Tank (which isn't always a bad thing) because it looks like they went back to Kickstarter
the beginning of this year and successfully raised an additional $73,000.00 for the upgraded Power Pot X capable of generating twice the power of the original invention.
Additional products already on the market by this ambitious power generating company include the Lithium 4400 Battery Bank that charges most USB gadgets, and the Power Practical Meter with Fast Fast Charge Cables.
I obviously have no idea if the Power Pot gets a deal on the Shark Tank just yet, we'll have to wait until Friday night's Show for the answer to that question. But one thing is for sure, this technology using a portable Thermoelectric Generator that easily produces enough energy to power most gadgets, is now a "reality". With what appears to be very little competition in this market, the Power Practical Brand is clearly in a unique position to further advance this cheap form of "making your own power".
The Power Pot is one product I very much look forward to seeing in all the Sporting Goods Stores across the country, which coincidentally enough, is already available in the coolest Sporting Goods Store I've ever been in, Cabellas. 5 Stars All The Way!!!
The Power Pot Site