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Smart mugs are self-warming

A new generation of ‘smart’ mugs are epitomised by two new launches – from Twinz Studio which recently launched the KOPI mug via Kickstarter, and Ember Technologies, which showcased the newest addition to its Ember mug range at the Smart Home Pavilion at the recent Chicago International Home + Housewares Show (March 2-5).

The Ember Mug keeps coffee and tea at the perfect temperature for approximately one hour, and allows users to set an ideal heat level via the Ember app.  “You get a reminder when your drink is at the perfect drinking temperature and a light on the mug when it is ready,” explains Ember’s Jolene Abbott. The mug re-charges via its coaster.

Above: Eric Waters and Jolene Abbott with Ember mugs at Chicago’s recent IH+HS.
Above: Eric Waters and Jolene Abbott with Ember mugs at Chicago’s recent IH+HS.

Meanwhile the KOPI mug is ‘all-in-one self-warming mug and brew system,’ which has reached well over its Kickstarter target in a short time from its recent launch.

Twinz Studio’s Peter Kao explains: “Designed in super durable ceramic, KOPI’s base is inlayed with metallic particles that respond to an electric current. When placed on its wireless (waterproof) charging pad, the particles embedded in KOPI react via electromagnetic energy and heat your beverage to the perfect sipping temp.”

Peter also highlights an added benefit: “KOPI uses wireless Qi technology, so it can juice up all your smart devices with wireless charging capabilities!”

KOPI comes with a jug, titanium stirrer, reusable coffee/tea filters and airtight canister.

Top: The self-warming, tea and coffee brewing KOPI mug and coaster, which also charges phones.

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