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Burt HamnerBy Burt Hamner
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Burt HamnerBy Burt Hamner
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Hydrobee getting closer to market

Posted by Burt Hamner (Creator)
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Hello everyone, I am happy have a great update finally for you. We have been waiting our turn with the China production team, and now we are at the head of the line. We will get our first working Hydrobee charger next week here in Seattle. We'll test the power generation and battery etc, then will set up the production tooling and molds. I expect you'll have your Hydrobees in September. It will come with a hand crank, belt drive pulley, USB charger and LED lamp. We'll post here a link to a coupon for an extra battery for any of you Kickstarter backers. The stream and solar and wind charging accessories will be ready this fall. 

 Being in Seattle has its advantages. Amazon.Com is based here, and yesterday I had an excellent meeting with the Business Manager for Consumer Electronics for Amazon. He is from India and sees the great potential of Hydrobee for off grid charging in that country where more than 300 million people have no electricity! That's equal to the entire population of the USA, living in the dark at night. He is going to get Hydrobee a featured spot on Amazon :-) and help us distribute in India. 

 Our Firebee accessory charger for making power from stoves and fireplaces and campfires is in development now. The prototype works and we have a partnership with a company making small cookstoves in Africa that has sold over 250,000 stoves. Those customers can use Firebee to charge a battery while they are cooking, then the battery will power a LED lamp that will replace the dirty dangerous expensive kerosene fuel they now burn for light. Over a billion people have no electric light at night, and they all cook with wood or charcoal. We can light up their lives while they cook. Check out the Hydrobee.com blog for more updates! We are on the way! 

 - Burt Hamner, President, Hydrobee SPC

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    1. Craig Dunn
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      Doesn't Power Practical already do this? http://powerpractical.com/collections/generate