Keeping your coffee or tea warm while you work or play is sometimes a little tricky when it’s your desk, but one company called Power Practical think they have solved the issue and created a smart heated mug called the Jūl.
The “intelligently designed tumbler” has been specifically created to help keep beverages heated to the perfect temperature and is powered by a USB connection.
Watch the video below to learn more about the smart heated mug which has launched via Kickstarter and already raised over $42,000 thanks to over 600 backers with still 37 days left remaining on the campaign. The creators of Jūl explain more about its inspiration and design.
There’s nothing like the perfect sip of coffee; not too hot, not too cold, full of flavor and body–completely satisfying. Unfortunately, those perfect sips aren’t as common as we’d like.
The Jūl’s heating technology is elegantly built-in between the inner and outer walls of the mug. Its interface is made up of clever, analog dials and subtle light indicators to let you know when your drink is just right. It is wirelessly powered by setting it onto it’s compact, USB-powered coaster, so you can use it anywhere. To save valuable space for coffee and extend it’s lifespan, the Jūl is battery-free. This not only helps keep it lightweight, but easier on your wallet.
The marks on the side of the mug indicate the Jūl’s minimum (120°F) and maximum (150°F) temperature. Within this range, the subtle tones and flavors of the coffee are revealed, while the temperature isn’t so high that it makes it difficult to taste the coffee itself. Twist the cup to pick the temperature you prefer.