Using conductive ink, PositiviTea cups concept allows users to download digital content as they sip their brew of choice. All the content is steered toward making you happy (e.g.: "Vampires don't exist!"). The concept envisions a user simply touching an icon on the cup to activate the app on an iPhone or iPad nearby.
The Brugo mug's thermodynamic temperature control chamber allows you to have the ideal taste and temperature control while drinking your beverage. If you want to cool your beverage without opening the lid, swill the vessel with a brandy-esque motion. The longer you swill, the cooler the sip.
All the better: This mug is no concept. You can buy it on Amazon.
It's solar-powered. Yes, the Sunrocket uses the rays from above to heat your liquid while you tote it, thus rendering it ideal for the green camper or the urbanite commuter who wants to be eco-friendly.
The Wagan volt-heated travel mug allows you to heat up your cold beverage anywhere there's an outlet, or even in your car. You will never have to suffer a surprise mouthful of cold coffee again (that is, unless you actually like that kind of thing).
What's the Kug? It's a kettle. It's a mug. It's both, guys. With a simple twist, it heats whatever liquid you want as you tote it around on your errands, in the car, to class...the portable possibilities of hot beverage consumption are endless.
Technically a water bottle (but who's keeping score?) the Mist 'N Sip is a fun, portable beverage container. Not only will it keep you hydrated, it also allows you to mist yourself with a cooling spray.
OK, fine: Technically you can't put liquid in it, but we dare you to find a smarter gadget shaped like a drinking vessel. Sony's Sound Mug is a thermos-shaped speaker is meant to optimize your listening experience.