Focus on your coffee with the camera lens mug

At $24, you can hold your morning pick-me-up in a Canon 24-105mm lens, complete with a lens cover.

For the caffeinated camera geek. Photojojo/Meg Messina Photography

Photography geeks know that all lenses--fisheye, wide-angle, zoom--serve a unique purpose. But they can be expensive, so here's one that won't break the bank: the camera lens mug being sold by Photojojo.

For $24, you can hold your morning pick-me-up in what appears to be a 24-105mm Canon lens. The stainless steel lining will keep your beverage hot, and a lens cap cover will save you from any spillage.

We wish the lens cap was a sip top, but the makers of the camera lens coffee mug wanted to preserve its authenticity--it looks just like the real thing.

If you're too embarrassed to hand this uber-geeky coffee mug to your barista, there are other ways to justify the purchase. Photojojo suggests using it as a flower pot, ice cream cup, or snack container.

Alas, even the most geeky of you might not fork over $24 for a multitasking lens, so we have a cheaper, geekier option for you: go to a second-hand store, purchase an old lens, and make your own.

About the author

Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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