Most mugs and bottles can keep a drink’s temperature for hours, but the new Ember mug can actually change the temperature of its contents. And I thought the self-stirring mug was magical.
This 350mL mug uses separate cooling and heating elements to change – and maintain – the temperature of its contents. You set the temperature by turning its base, upon which a hidden display will light up to indicate the temperature as you adjust. Ember also has a mobile app for iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0. The app not only lets you set the temperature but also save temperature presets. The app will also notify you if your drink has reached your target temperature. Temperature temperature temperature.
Ember’s built-in battery can power its heating and cooling powers for only two hours per charge. Fortunately it comes with a charging coaster so it can keep running as long as you have it plugged in.
Pledge at least $129 (USD) on Indiegogo to receive an Ember mug as a reward. It’s certainly a useful product; the only annoying thing about it as of this writing is that the company behind it have yet to provide the temperature range that Ember can provide.