Last summer, Stephen Colbert turned his laser eyes on a new product called Vessyl, a "smart" cup that tracks how much liquid you consume. "Is there any aspect of being a cup this cup can't do?," Stephen asked during the brutally funny segment.
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For all our crippling caffeine addictions, the disposable coffee cup is a highly imperfect art at best. Seattle-based company Vaporpath wants to change that with a total coffee cup lid overhaul. But is the fancy new redesign actually superior to its classic brethren? We decided to find out for ourselves.
Ever wished you could keep track of what you're consuming without keeping a detailed list? Meet Vessyl, a cup that can calculate detailed information about what your drinking -- and sync that information with your fitness tracker and peripheral apps. The quantified self has officially made its way into our tableware.
Given how much money the average person spends on coffee, why wouldn't you want the best drinking experience possible? Even if it's from a disposable cup? That's what inspired a company called Vaporpath to finally redesign the disposable plastic lid and address many of the shortcomings of what we're forced to use now.
If you have $38 to spare and a few weeks to wait for delivery, Brando has a new temperature sensing travel mug that guarantees you'll never again burn your mouth on scalding hot coffee -- or accidentally sip a stale brew that's gone cold.
Counter clutter can be even worse in a bathroom, which is typically a lot smaller than a kitchen. And if you find yourself constantly battling to find room to store things around the sink, you'll immediately see the genius behind this flippable cup that doubles as a way to rinse your mouth and a convenient spot to store a toothbrush.
Because the classically versatile red Solo cup pretty much signifies party time, there's something unclassy about downing anything but crappy beer and jungle juice from it. But what if the red cup's design was converted to a wine glass? Or a martini glass? Or a chalice? Or a shot cup? Oh so classy now.
If you've ever debated the merits of storing a mug upside-down, or right side up, this brilliant redesign renders that discussion moot. When stored right side up, dust can easily collect inside a mug, and when stored upside down, the rim is touching a potentially dirty surface. But the angled handle of the Bevel Mug solves both of those issues.
After an evening of enjoying libations at your local speakeasy, do you really think you'll be of sound mind to find your way home using your phone? Probably not, and maybe that's what inspired this beautiful line of hand-etched tumblers featuring the intricately webbed maps of large metropolitan cities.
It's the weekend and maybe, just maybe, you're planning on (or already well on your way to) getting totally obliterated. And, ugh, who wants to deal with all kinds of different glasses and accoutrements? Here's a pro tool to make your night of tipping 'em back instantly easier -- a combination beer stein/shot glass.