For all the coffee freaks, this one is the best mug of all! While we all love a couple of mugs of our favorite coffee, it is equally exasperating to maintain its ideal temperature after every 10 minutes. Here comes Glowstone Smart Mug, which aims to address your coffee temperature concerns.
Stylish, functional, easy to carry, and simple to clean; this mug will book a permanent place in your kitchen cabinet. Glowstone comes in a range of bright colors as per your choice.
This concept was introduced by a 23-years-old guy, Thomas Gostelow, who was tired of keeping his coffee at the right temperature. After continuous trials and failures to do this using the conventional methods like reheating in the microwave and using thermal mugs, he decided to take an innovative route.
He designed this smart mug which is made from fine bone China. The material has been treated so as it doesn’t change the taste of its contents.
The combination of fine bone China ceramic and the smart technologies yielded this fully automatic smart mug. Thomas Glowstone, the founder, launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop his product.
The mug’s operation depends entirely on its algorithm, as there are no manual switches that must be flipped to turn it on. The mug itself detects when the drink is getting colder. As soon as it gets lower than the prescribed temperature, lights appear on the base, and the mechanism starts to heat your drink to keep it warm for another 30 minutes.
This product is also compatible with all sorts of coffee machines. The mug automatically detects the volume of the drink and provides heat accordingly. Smartest mug in the market!
Despite all the electrical connections and technologies, you can place Glowstone with all your cutlery without a fret.
Unlike some of the other smart mugs out there, there is no need to plug in Glowstone directly. Instead, a Qi coffee coaster is used to re-charge the mug. The coaster comes with a standard micro USB lead and plug-in power adapter. You can recharge it with your smartphone as well.
Thomas Gostelow, a mechanical engineer, has spent 18 months to refine his design. He says on his website,
“Within a 22mm (0.9?) deep recess in the base, we have sealed two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, a film thermistor, a heater, a wireless power receiver and other sensors and electronics that make it fully automatic and easy to use.”
After various iterations of the design over the years, including the mug material, heaters, thermistors, and software, a perfect combination was found that was able to deliver the desired functionality.
You can check out their website for further details, or can also take a look at their Kickstarter page to support them.