This one is for all the coffee-lovers who are aware of the struggle to reheat their coffee. The process can be quite exhausting and frustrating to maintain the ideal temperature while sipping away that mug of awesomeness. No more, for here comes the Glowstone Smart Mug. This smart mug will cater to your coffee temperature reservations like a pro.
Glowstone Smart Mug is functional, portable, classy and quite simple to clean. We are sure it will find a permanent place in your kitchen. Glowstone comes in a variety of colours that you can select from.
The concept has been introduced by a 23-year old guy named Thomas Gostelow who got tired of maintaining his coffee at the right temperature. After many trials and failures of trying to do this via conventional methods, he decided to put his creativity at use. Thomas designed this Glowstone Smart Mug using fine bone China. The material is treated and thus doesn’t impart any taste to the mug’s contents.
The amazing combo of fine bone China ceramic and the smart technologies have resulted in the creation of this automatic smart mug. Thomas Glowstone turned to Kickstarter and Indiegogo for further development of his product.
The mug operates thanks to its algorithm and there are no manual switches whatsoever that need to be flipped. The mug can detect the volume of the drink and when the drink is getting colder. Once detected, it applies required heat to bring the drink back up to the prescribed temperature. The base lights up when it detects that the drink needs to be heated and the mechanism gets to work and keeps the drink warm for another 30 minutes. It is compatible with all sorts of coffee machines.
It can be stored with your other cutlery items without a worry despite having electrical connections. You don’t have to plug the Glowstone Smart Mug in directly. It makes use of a Qi coaster for charging purposes. The coaster comes with the standard micro USB lead and plug-in power adapter. It can also be charged via smartphone.
Thomas Gostelow is a mechanical engineer and has spent 1.5 years in refining his design. He says, “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.”
The product has gone through several iterations including the mug material, thermistors, software and heaters. Finally, a perfect combination was achieved that could deliver the desired functionality. Head over to the website to find out more details after you’ve seen the video below.