Seriously, What’s a Smart Mug?
Ember first came out with their smart mug in 2016. Now the company is onto their second version, the Ember Mug². The Ember smart mug is just that- a mug for your coffee and/or tea that keeps your drink hot. Ember claims that the 10oz version battery will keep your drink heated for 1.5 hours and the 14oz version will be good for 80 minutes. Plenty of time.
Ember has come to market with a brilliant invention for those who share my pet peeve of coffee getting cold in the morning. If you are a coffee fan, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Included in the box, The smart mug² comes with a charging pad where you either set it on overnight or keep it on your desk while you drink to keep it charged. The Ember mug is really a seamless setup with an iPhone (speaking from experience). The longest part is signing up for an account. All you have to do is plug in the charger, download the app, and you are good to go.
One of the challenges with new technology that combines hardware and software, is having an easy software app to use. Ember is successful in both categories. The app is easy to setup and user friendly. On top of that, the app even provides temperature recommendations for different types of drinks, which is a great touch.
Being that the first version came out in 2016, it only took me four years to finally decide to get my parents both a smart mug for Christmas in 2020. Both of my parents enjoy drinking coffee and tea and share my pet peeve of cold drinks in the morning. Needless to say, my parents loved it. I then purchased the 14oz Black Ember Mug² for my wife and she absolutely loves it too. Next will be my own purchase.
The Ember Mug² is a bit steep on price $129.95 for the 14oz and $99.95 for the 10oz, but it is worth a try if you enjoy warm coffee in the morning with no time limits. This is a simple luxury that you can save for by laying off those Starbucks purchases on the weekend. Only takes about 20 times of no Starbucks before you paid for your mug.
The good thing is, you won’t have to drink it so fast because it’ll be at the perfect temp for your choosing. Alright, it‘s time to reward yourself. Head over to Ember and free yourself from those cold mornings.