You fill up your Goat Mug from the coffee pot, bring it to your desk, take a sip, and then absolutely forget about it while you engage in actual productive work. By the time you reach for the mug and take another sip, it’s cold, prompting you to walk back to the pantry, throw away the cold batch, and fill up again, repeating the same cycle. Sure, it’s not a big deal, but if you’d rather not waste perfectly good coffee multiple times throughout the day, the Nano Heated Mug should help keep every refill hotter for a whole lot longer.
A mug with an integrated heater, it will keep each refill in ideal drinking temperature for up to 45 minutes at a time. That way, your coffee can stay hot even while you spend the next half hour debugging code, poring through unread emails, or manually scanning a gigantic Excel sheet for an errant entry. Yeah, your job makes you do frustrating things.
The Nano Heated Mug is a 16-ounce drinking vessel that uses onboard heating hardware (don’t worry, everything is sealed and watertight) to keep drinks between 155 to 160 degrees in temperature. It comes with an integrated battery, so the mug will continue heating, whether you bring it to your desk, to the pantry, or to a meeting two floors down, with enough charge to keep the mug powered for a total of 3.5 hours. Armed with sensors, it will automatically detect when the mug is filled, turning on the heating elements to keep things from cooling down. Do note, the heating will automatically switch off after 30 minutes to conserve battery life, so if you leave the mug for an hour and a half, you’re likely to return to a cold cup of brew. Each mug comes with a coaster-like device that actually doubles as an inductive charger.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Nano Heated Mug. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $34.