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The outrageously expensive Ember keeps hot drinks at exact temperaturesThe Ember Travel Mug lets you sip drinks at specific temperatures -- if you can swallow its scandalously high price.
[MUSIC] At first glance, the Ember travel mode may look like an ordinary, single-serve thermos, but for a $150 it will heat hot drinks to the precise temp- Temperature you desire. You see, this gadget has a built in heater. Unscrew the top and pour your drink inside. Put the lid back on and then swivel the mug's bottom left or right to select the target temperature you'd like. It has a range between 120 and 145 degrees fahrenheit. You place the Ember on its cradle to charge it's battery. When fully charged the mug can actively heat liquid inside it for about two hours When sitting in its stock though, the ember can hold its temperature indefinitely. You can also control the ember through a companion mobile app, plus save personal presets. I have to say though there are big problems with the ember travel mug. First of all it's ludicrously expensive considering a basic thermos mug Costs as little as 20 dollars. The Ember also only holds 12 ounces of liquid. That's not much at all. The battery is two hour run time feels much too short. When I used it away from its cradle it seemed like the Ember needed constant recharging. Worse the module is on a proprietary charging system. It's really too bad you can't charge it with a simple universal wireless Charger. All that makes the ember travel mug an interesting tech toy if you have money to burn. Otherwise it's just a massive waste of cash.