It’s cliche at this point to make fun of the overabundance of “connected” items (like a fork). But from the looks of this Co.Design piece, the new Ember connected coffee mug might actually be… useful?
Designed by Ammunition, the Ember ceramic mug keeps your beverage heated to a precise temperature (up to 145 degrees) for up to eight hours. No more reheating cold coffee in the microwave! For safety reasons, the heating stays active if it senses movement and shuts down after two hours of sitting idle.
The mug uses Bluetooth to talk to your phone, where you can control the temperature via an app. The Ember Ceramic Mug follows Ammunition’s previous release, the Ember Travel Mug, which lets you keep your beverages at a precise temperature with both heat and cooling capabilities (we liked that one too!).
All this temperature-controlled convenience doesn’t come cheap. The Ember Travel Mug will set you back $149, and the new Ceramic Mug is *only* $79. But if you consider that coffee drinkers have a daily habit, that’s just about twenty-one cents a day (after a year). That easily beats multiple trips to Starbucks.
While there may be an overabundance of connected devices, the Ember Mug seems like something people will actually connect with.