12 Days of Technology, Day 3: Ember Mug


December 3, 2021

Integris welcomes you to day three of our “12 Days of Technology.” There are nine more days of tech-inspired holiday gift ideas, culminating in a “choose your own” giveaway on December 15th for one lucky winner and five runners-up!

To enter, share and comment on our accompanying LinkedIn 12 Days of Technology posts. And stay tuned over the next nine days.

Are you ready to surprise loved ones with a gift they will always keep close at hand? Day three brings tidings of innovation, joy, and wakefulness. ‘Tis the season to outsource the shopping to Integris.

What it is: Ember Mug

The inventors at Ember know how to bring the heat with the world’s first temperature-controlled smart mug.

Thanks to its companion smartphone app, owners of this space-age drinking vessel can set an exact drinking temperature: 120°F – 145°F (50°C – 62.5 °C).

Kick “too hot” and “too cold” to the curb. Ember’s got your back, your black, and any other variation of coffee you prefer. Ditto on cocoa, apple cider, and more.

The Ember app has customized presets, so you receive Smart LED notifications when your preferred temperature is ready. A built-in battery allows 10 ounces of fluid to stay in a state of perfection for 1.5 hours or all day when the mug sits on its charging coaster.

Ember also comes with Auto Sleep which intelligently senses when to turn on and off. Finally, it’s safe to hand wash and submersible up to 1 meter in water.

Ember Mug


How much it costs: Starting at $99.95

The Ember Mug is available for $99.95 at Ember, $99.99 at Best Buy, and $99.99 at Target.


Who to buy it for: The coffee drinker

The tech nerd is the most obvious target audience for Coffee Temperature-as-a-Service or “CTaaS.” (We just made that up.)  However, the following profiles may also be good fits:

  • People who need to lower their coffee consumption. Since there’s no need to guzzle your coffee before it gets cold, intake will go down. So will stomach problems and digestive issues exacerbated by rapidly chugging acidic drinks.
  • Individuals who need to focus on busy work who can’t afford to get distracted walking back and forth to the microwave for reheats.
  • Discriminating gourmands who won’t settle for anything less than spectacular. (So maybe not for the Folger’s Crystals fan in your life)

What will they think of next? We wouldn’t be surprised if version 3.0 has a unique sensor to monitor friends who take sips without permission. How fun would it be to startle java poachers with an alarm that simultaneously triggers an alert for you to intervene? Busted! We may have to submit that idea right now!

For nine more curated holiday gifts ideas, tune in tomorrow!

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Jed is a Solution Advisor at Integris who has specialized in MSP solution development, sales, and marketing communications since 2003.

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