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  • today, we're gonna be reviewing the MBA Smart mug and I want you now.

  • This review might induce a little bit of outrage.

  • So why would this product or this review make you a little bit angry?

  • Well, let's start with a few things.

  • This is a smart mug.

  • It connects to your phone via Bluetooth.

  • It costs pretty much £80.

  • One of the first things that I did after getting this was connected to my phone and update the firmware on my coffee cup.

  • Now, all of those things do make this seem completely ridiculous.

  • I'm gonna top it all.

  • I really like it.

  • Let's explain a little bit more about what this does and why it does it.

  • And why on Earth, I think that this is actually quite a good product.

  • So the way this mug works, it is a smart Margaret has a battery in the base as well as an element onda thermometer.

  • And you tell it what temperature you want your coffee to be.

  • You put your coffee in the cup that it will cool to your desire to temperature.

  • It'll notify you that it's your desired temperature and it will hold it at that temperature, that seems a little bit ridiculous.

  • And I can already hear you telling me how nice it is when coffee cools down and you can enjoy all the flavors, all the Maur and letting coffee cool is a good thing.

  • Why would you want to heat it?

  • Don't Thermos is already existed.

  • What is wrong with me?

  • Why would I spend £80 of my own money on a coffee cup like this?

  • Those are a lot of questions, and frankly, I was a little skeptical of this.

  • At the start, I put out on Twitter to see if anyone had one what their experiences where and was somewhat surprised when there was a universal positive response to it.

  • But at that point I had to pull the trigger.

  • I had to buy one on.

  • I'll be honest.

  • Only one of these will mean that your colleagues, friends and loved ones will mock you mercilessly for owning an incredibly expensive smart mug that holds coffee at a particular temperature of your choosing.

  • So I'll give you the moment where this went from being an amusing novelty on excess of the Internet, of things to being something I was quite grateful to have on my desk.

  • Now this.

  • I think this has a specific audience, which are people who often work at desks and are easily distracted by stuff.

  • And that's me.

  • I'll be honest.

  • I often work at a desk not always, but I am very easily distracted by lots of different things.

  • Let me set the scene, I said in my desk.

  • Someone came in and poured me a mug full off filter coffee, and it was a preview roast, a kind of a test development roast of a new coffee that was pretty excited to taste and they wanted some feedback on it and it was doing to drink.

  • I was working away, and then I got called out of where I was working to go and do some other stuff, and it took way longer than I expected 10 15 minutes, and I came back and I sat down and I was a little sad because I had missed really that kind of peak moment for capturing flavor notes where it's not hard, but it's certainly not cold.

  • And yet I reached across grabbed my cup and there it waas this perfect temperature cup of coffee just sat waiting for me had not particularly degraded in the 10 or 15 minutes that I've been gone, even though it had been actively heated.

  • But it had been very gently very lightly heated.

  • It tasted great.

  • I really enjoyed it.

  • And I had this moment of like, Wow, I'm grateful to own this now.

  • This is I know this is a little absurd.

  • It's all a little absurd.

  • I kind of get why people who buy these come to really like them.

  • Now, if you're someone who has the time and space and energy and work flow in your life, too, to brew a delicious cup of coffee to sit down to focus on it, capture it at its perfect moment in time and temperature and enjoy it.

  • I envy you.

  • I am not that person.

  • I live a life full of distractions, So it's all too easy for me to miss my favorite moment, and that's kind of sad now.

  • This has saved that more than enough times in a week.

  • For me to feel like this was a good idea.

  • Now this really is only gonna live on a desk.

  • It's battery powered right so the way it works is it charges on this little source of type thing that is plugged into a wall socket.

  • So I suspect this doesn't live in people's houses.

  • Really?

  • I suspect this lives where people work last, I think a couple of hours, depending on how hot you want your coffee to stay.

  • There's a little chart that they give you when you buy one of these.

  • Uh, so you know, I'm generally trying to keep my coffee around the very early fifties in terms of degrees Celsius.

  • I can't do the other, you know, temperature.

  • I'm just not into it.

  • I'm just not.

  • I'll say it now.

  • I can do Fahrenheit.

  • I just can't do it.

  • So this it's 50 50 to 54.

  • If I'm feeling like I need a little bit more warmth in my coffee on, I get it.

  • I get I get that you.

  • If you saw me with this would want to tease me, and you should.

  • And that's okay.

  • You should absolutely tease anyone who spent that much money on one of these.

  • But they're also having a kind of a good time with it.

  • What are you know I'm just deeply troubled by this.

  • I'm troubled by it.

  • Let's not say that this is a flawless product.

  • Let's talk through a few issues that I have with this thing and the most obvious one.

  • I think just about anyone aside from the price because it is expensive, is the way that it charges.

  • Now it's pretty simple.

  • There is two rings here, that meat to contractors.

  • So it doesn't matter which way around you have the mug, you have to have it in a certain position is not just on the base.

  • Now.

  • This nature of charging means that this is not dishwasher safe.

  • Now.

  • I'm sort of stunned that they didn't get achy charging or something like it and went for these contractors because not making this dishwasher safe seems like a massive error.

  • People have put these through dishwashers, and they have survived.

  • It will certainly be fine with a hand wash.

  • It just seems like a weird, designed decision.

  • Second thing, you actually lose a reasonable amount of capacity in the mug to the battery and the heating unit, so it looks like a decent sized mug, but it's actually quite a bit smaller on the inside than you think it is.

  • Capacity is not a huge issue for me.

  • It's that moment where I pick it up and I think I have more coffee than I do.

  • And then I find I don't and I'm sad.

  • I don't like to feel sad over things that stupid is not having enough coffee in my coffee cup, so it will trick you now and again into thinking it's full of than it is this one's black.

  • So when you look in the top, that doesn't really help you, either.

  • Now, finally, this hasn't happened to me.

  • I haven't had this long enough, but I have read that some people, possibly with earlier models, had issues with the inside coating flaking off.

  • So I said, That hasn't happened to me, but it is something I will be paying attention to and worrying about.

  • Inevitably, there's an app, and the app is a little over engineered.

  • I'm not gonna lie.

  • I do quite like having a little notification appear to tell me that my coffee is the perfect temperature to drink, and the control wheel inside to choose my temperature is very simple to use.

  • It does offer you some Maur presets, you could do coffee consumption tracking.

  • I don't care about any of that stuff.

  • So here we are, the ember mug.

  • It's ridiculous.

  • It's ridiculous.

  • You're looking at this and you're thinking that's ridiculous and you're right.

  • But that doesn't mean I can't like it or that you wouldn't like it, too.

  • Is this the single best way you can invest £80 or in the U.

  • S.

  • $80 on your coffee experience?

  • No, no, it's probably not.

  • Does it meet the needs of every person?

  • Not even slightly.

  • But if you like me often, I distracted really, really love coffee.

  • Onda kind of wanna experience that kind of sweet spot for us, long as possible.

  • This is a solution, and I'm not sure there's a better solution out there.

  • I have come to accept that the usefulness of firm asses is pretty limited.

  • They keep things incredibly hot to the point that that drives me kind of insane when I've driven all the way to the airport.

  • Still country my coffee.

  • So maybe there's a middle ground.

  • Now they do a trouble version of this, which is an intense amount of money, is like £150.

  • That is way too much money.

  • I am not spending that kind of money on a travel cover.

  • That's just not happening.

  • But on this little mug, well, I've spent it now.

  • It's too late.

  • I'm committed.

  • And maybe, you know, that's that's clouding my review.

  • But I have been surprised on a little bit.

  • Delighted at the ridiculousness on the wonderfulness off the ember mark.

  • If you have one of these, I do want to hear from you.

  • I am I alone in this.

  • Let me know in the comments If you are watching this and thinking this is the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard.

  • Give it a thumbs up.

  • Let me know.

  • Let me know if you have seen something similar to this.

  • I want to see it.

  • I am curious.

  • This this has surprised me and I felt I had to talk about it as always.

today, we're gonna be reviewing the MBA Smart mug and I want you now.

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Product Review: The Ember Smart Mug

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/20
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