I was always a ham and cheese sandwich kid in high school. I packed my brown paper bag every day with the same enjoyable albeit simple lunch. Sadly lunchbox technology just hadn’t allowed for more impressive or intricate meals. But, tech company SunnySide is changing that with the launch of the first solar-powered self-heating/cooling lunchbox. Available to back now on Kickstarter, this ingenious device uses built-in direct induction technology to heat as well as a cooling element, 3 fans, and a thick layer of insulation to eat, cool, and maintain the internal temperature of the lunchbox. Simply charge the lunchbox via the USB-C connection, add your food, set your preferred temperature, press the sensor when you want to eat to either heat or cool your food, and enjoy.
The lunchbox, which resembles the shape and storage options of a bento box, is leakproof, dishwasher safe, and comes in a variety of color options. And the included solar power means you can bring your lunchbox virtually anywhere and still continue to heat and cool your food. The SunnySide solar-powered lunchbox is available to back starting at the early-bird price of $69 with plans to ship in fall 2022.