An average mug costs between $5 and $15, while a nice travel mug goes for around $30, or maybe a little more if you’re feeling fancy. So how on earth does a company justify a smart mug that costs a whopping $US180 ($263)?
I never developed a taste for tea, or hot leaf water, as it should be more accurately called. But how else am I going to justify spending $89 on a novelty stovetop kettle shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet? It even has a tiny replica of Vader’s lightsaber for its handle….
Data specialist Mark Rittman wanted to make a cup of morning tea, but found himself in an 11-hour saga trying to get his Wi-Fi tea kettle to work. He documented his struggle on a website that’s also struggling, a social network called Twitter.com.