Yes, you read correctly, Ember Tech’s might just be the perfect temperature control coffee mug. And it does it using science not witchcraft, if you can believe it.
So, where’d this smart coffee mug come from? The future? Is it a time traveller or alien life form?
Let’s find out.
The Perfect Temperature Control Coffee Mug: How’s It Work?
According to the Ember Technologies website, the Ember is “the world’s most advanced temperature adjustable mug.”
And, yep, it’s pretty advanced.
The mug rapidly cools or heats your drink to the temperature you desire and then keeps it that exact temperature for hours on end.
You can set the temperature manually. Or, you can get extra fancy and program your Ember travel mug’s temperature via a bluetooth connection using the Ember app on your smartphone or tablet.
The Ember mug app even let’s change your mug’s name and see a real-time readout of how much liquid is left. It’s represented as a cool wavy line that looks like liquid filling your phone screen.
The app will send you a notification when your drink reaches your desired temperature. And it’ll even send a tap to your Apple Watch (if you’re some kind of crazy early-adopter and late-abandoner who’s still wearing one of those).
The Perfect Temperature Control Coffee Mug: How Long Does It Last & Will It Break?
According to support materials released by Ember Technologies the smart travel mug will work for two hours on the go under battery power or all-day (and possibly for all eternity) if left on the custom charging coaster.
The company sells extra charging coasters so you can have one for home and one for your office. They’re even available for purchase at Starbucks.
The founder, Clay Alexander, says the Ember mug is also break-proof. Watch the company’s quirky intro video above for proof of this (it’s right at the 2:16 mark).
The Perfect Temperature Control Coffee Mug: What’s It Going To Set Me Back?
Now for bad news. The Ember mug is awesome but it’s also not exactly cheap.
The current retail price for the Ember temperature-controlling travel mug is $149.95 and the charging coasters run $39.95 each according to Ember Tech online store and the Starbucks store website.
The Perfect Temperature Control Coffee Mug: Is It Worth It?
Most of the online customer reviews seem to be pretty positive like this one:
But, there was one from this person unhappy with the Ember mug’s battery life:
All in all, if you’re a coffee addict can’t stand a cold mug of joe, this temperature-controlled mug might just be a must-have product.