Re: Chinese electric charcoal thing update
If you could have this run on a separate battery pack or a series of batteries, you'd have THE most convenient portable hookah. The Hobo wouldn't need an astray, just a battery pack bolted to the side.
Of course, that's assuming this product is reliable and that the energy consumption could be met with common batteries.
Regardless, it's fun to dream, yeah? There has to be a way to cook the shisha in a portable without messing with coals and ash.