This Smartphone-Saavy Portable Lantern is Charged by Solar Power

By: Riley von Niessen - May 10, 2016
References: kickstarter & gizmodo
The 'BioLite BaseLantern' is a portable lantern device that uses Bluetooth to connect to one's phone while allowing for customization. The LED light is made for easy transport and is perfect for camping or hanging out on the patio after dark. With its custom smartphone app, the 'BioLite BaseLantern' can be adjusted with ease, as users are able to control the brightness and color, while setting automatic timers.

The product's impressive rechargeable battery lasts up to 54 hours, however an "XL version" will also be offered and would last 114 hours. Not only that, the portable lantern can be charged using solar power and has a dual function of charging one's phone or other USB gadgets at the same time. The app makes sure users are not left in the dark by keeping track of how many hours are left of battery life as well.