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REVIEW - Ember App-controlled Mug

Have we reached peak connected device with Ember the Temperature Controlled, app connected mug.
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  1. umageddon


    2 uur geleden


  2. PacesetterOG


    7 uur geleden

    How utterly ridiculous

  3. Paul.


    8 uur geleden

    Just a tip, use hot water in your coffee machine, I know it's double jeopardy but hey ho there you go

  4. bob fourjs

    bob fourjs

    Dag geleden

    I just wonder who is the MUG buying something like that at that price? Seriously, just go boil the kettle again or microwave it. I would love to see how thick the skin would be if it were a milky coffee after an hour in the mug!

  5. Jonny Hicks

    Jonny Hicks

    Dag geleden

    I love my ember mug I use it everyday

    • Jonny Hicks

      Jonny Hicks

      Dag geleden

      It lives on my work desk

  6. Akendolfr


    Dag geleden

    Smart mugs. Jesus Christ.

  7. producer73


    Dag geleden

    Yet, another absolutely unnecessary App controlled "Smart to Dumbdown" gizmo.

  8. William Topping

    William Topping

    2 dagen geleden

    Absolutely want one!!

  9. Joël X

    Joël X

    2 dagen geleden

    have you thought about heating up the milk?

  10. Konrod


    2 dagen geleden

    mug with an app vs microwave

  11. Corey Wenderoth

    Corey Wenderoth

    2 dagen geleden

    Someone in my family would microwave it.

  12. Come On Fhqwhgads

    Come On Fhqwhgads

    2 dagen geleden

    Me: "I want one." Amazon: "Only $100." Me: "Never mind."

  13. Jasper Newton

    Jasper Newton

    2 dagen geleden

    This guy: Buys an electronic smart mug Also this guy: stirs coffee with a sharpie

  14. teleturbo


    3 dagen geleden

    My Cup is empty long before hitting the 3 Minutes mark... I Better better let the microwave run for 20 seconds. Anyway... as allways - nice Video. Thanks!

  15. Screwdriver440


    3 dagen geleden

    rip humanity when the killer mugs fight back

  16. Jonny Quezt

    Jonny Quezt

    3 dagen geleden

    What a time to be alive ☕️

  17. Peter Gaunt

    Peter Gaunt

    3 dagen geleden

    I have come to the conclusion that you may be at least partially bonkers.

  18. dfgdfg


    3 dagen geleden

    30 seconds in the microwave plus an insulated mug is a bit cheaper than 60 quid... Or you could literally buy two more microwaves from Aldi

  19. Andy Kerruish

    Andy Kerruish

    3 dagen geleden

    Can’t wait to see them branded for £19.99 from the usual mainstream coffee to go houses....with charge points on the tables....etc 👍🇮🇲

  20. Dilip Das

    Dilip Das

    3 dagen geleden

    Anyone who buys this is a MUG When I selected to watch this video I thought it would have a rotating base to auto stur. That would be far more useful 🤯

  21. stockicide


    3 dagen geleden

    Haven't laughed this hard at a video in awhile.

  22. MarcusTDM


    3 dagen geleden

    It’s handy that it tells you on your phone that your mug is empty! As if you would realise otherwise! Technology for the sake of it! Great video as always!

  23. enyakicat


    4 dagen geleden

    Ah yes, but will it talk to the dashboard in my 10 year old Volvo?

  24. Tedd


    4 dagen geleden

    Why the hell is an account required?!

  25. ilikemuzik420


    4 dagen geleden

    Better to break that than the royal doulton. Wonder what Hyacinth would think about all this...

  26. djtomoy


    4 dagen geleden

    Connected devices are beyond a joke, it used to be magical when your phone connected to some other gadget but now it is a pain

  27. Not More Games with Nick Berry

    Not More Games with Nick Berry

    4 dagen geleden

    I think this could be a fantastic product in the right marketing hands but sadly brand recognition is the issue not so much the price. If it had Apple, Samsung or Dyson on the cup it would sell like hot cakes and within years the Chinese will produce hundreds of knockoffs that will drive the price down to a more sensible £10 -£15 per mug. Sadly this ain’t going to happen.

  28. Captain Donut

    Captain Donut

    4 dagen geleden

    why are you calling it saucer? its not like it will Abduct your Coffee.

  29. Sleepless Engineer

    Sleepless Engineer

    4 dagen geleden

    You literally live in the UK, why the hell you are still using an iphone instead of a fairphone?

  30. scottcol23


    4 dagen geleden

    Dont feel bad... My toaster needed a firmware update OTB also..

  31. scottcol23


    4 dagen geleden

    I have the Ember smart travel mug that I use every day for my coffee. It works great. It hold more that the reguar mug plus has a closable seal to prevent spills in the car or on the go.

  32. Haoqian Wang

    Haoqian Wang

    4 dagen geleden

    So this is the mug coming straight out of curb your enthusiasm

  33. Abdel Ali

    Abdel Ali

    5 dagen geleden

    The stove in our house has a part just to keep things warm, when my dad wakes up early he lefts my plate and coffee mug there until I wake up, since it's not for cooking just to keep things warm like ceramic dishes and mugs it's alright for us, so if I were to choose I would get one of those coasters instead because at our house the mugs don't have quite the long life.

  34. Christopher P.

    Christopher P.

    5 dagen geleden

    I saw that on Amazon Canada they have different colours. Black and copper

  35. David Spud

    David Spud

    5 dagen geleden

    Nice change from the tape stuff, it got a tad boring, what about some dash cam stuff also, and your site why did you let it go Matt? xXx

  36. hikecraze


    5 dagen geleden

    Saw a 3d printable record player

  37. GraveUypo


    5 dagen geleden

    would be cooler if instead of straight just heating coffee it was mining bitcoin for the the guys who sold it to you, and that's why you have to login. wait...

  38. Mozz Jones

    Mozz Jones

    5 dagen geleden

    I've had one of these for about a year now.. Paid 75 quid on Amazon, Best gadget I've ever invested in! I'm always a slow drinker at my desk and this thing just works perfectly,, Unlike all the cheap usb heaters I've had! Only down side is just very recently the charging plate decided to give up on me (one of the contacts jammed in) So had to buy another one for £40 also from amazon, Worth it for me though.

  39. CDNCarGuy


    5 dagen geleden

    A cooling function would actually be nice for black coffee, there is a small window between scalding and acceptable

  40. Joanne Spanner

    Joanne Spanner

    5 dagen geleden

    "Mug" is definitely the word that comes to mind.

  41. Dan Martin

    Dan Martin

    5 dagen geleden

    what about savages like me who like to wait for their tea to be stone cold before going for one giant gulp

  42. Monster Man25

    Monster Man25

    5 dagen geleden

    i got my first record

  43. ScottDotDot


    5 dagen geleden

    I went into this also very skeptical, but as I've already microwaved my coffee twice (and I'm not done with it) it makes me want a mug like this.. kinda. Like Mat said, without the app and a temp adjust on the mug itself (like the travel version), because needing an app is silly. And ideally one where the electronic base can be removed (a bayonet style connection or something) so the mug could be dishwashered. I'd be sold if a company came out with a mug having those specs.

  44. Thomas


    5 dagen geleden

    You published this video 2 days too late!

  45. sirkastic


    5 dagen geleden

    Just use a thermos in the house or office?

  46. Ramdileo. sys

    Ramdileo. sys

    5 dagen geleden

    I don't know if it's a good or not .. I still think they mug him.. :-DD LOL

  47. vshk


    5 dagen geleden

    Any mug that cools down beverage instead? I always end up drinking cold tea because I wait too long for it to cool down and forget about it.

  48. Joh447


    5 dagen geleden

    I might unironically love something along these lines! one too many times to I find myself having a coffee and it goes cold before I've taken my second sip!

  49. MysteryMii


    5 dagen geleden

    I’ve seen these mugs for sale at Apple Stores.

  50. Christopher Dugan

    Christopher Dugan

    5 dagen geleden

    I love it, but don't love the price in New Zealand $300nzd 👎

  51. Rod Gunn

    Rod Gunn

    5 dagen geleden

    I prefer my mug to cool slowly......just the way they do.

  52. eric470ast


    6 dagen geleden

    I just found an Ember mug at Goodwill for $3.99! I knew exactly what it was because of the video :)

  53. Cradet Producciones

    Cradet Producciones

    6 dagen geleden

    Tomorrow we will not be able to eat because the entire kitchen will need a firmware update.

  54. XSportSeeker


    6 dagen geleden

    I'd suggest a mug that does the same thing without the need to connect to a smartphone or tablet, but if we're really going the kiss (keep it simple, stupid) way... a good insulating cup thermos is just better. I mean, this thing itself is nothing more than a mug sized electric kettle with extra unecessary smart parts... xD But I imagine there must be something similar without the smart part... nothing super fancy there really.

  55. magic rat

    magic rat

    6 dagen geleden

    Is it overpriced? Yes Do I absolutely need one? No Have I bought one? Of course 😁

  56. Robbex Collage

    Robbex Collage

    6 dagen geleden

    I subscribed btw

  57. adisurd


    6 dagen geleden

    I've seen the reviews in the past, I have two mugs and one travel mug. All bought on eBay, unused, no warranty but not new. Is one of those things you don't need until you have it and then you cannot live without

  58. Luigi BESCHI

    Luigi BESCHI

    6 dagen geleden

    IMO: I might not be an avid coffee/tea drinker but I think that the internet of things as gone too far for this product.

  59. Nukleon


    6 dagen geleden

    Kinda dumb but I can see it becoming a thing. I don't think the heater is to make your drink hotter, more to just keep it at the right temp.

  60. suavek


    6 dagen geleden

    Another gadget to steal bit more of your time on nonsense and make you starring more on your phone.

  61. runforitman


    6 dagen geleden


  62. runforitman


    6 dagen geleden

    3:41 Notification after updating your id photo

  63. les jeux de retro j-e

    les jeux de retro j-e

    6 dagen geleden

    Is Big Brother drinking coffee? (well sorry for the grammar...)

  64. Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk

    Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk

    6 dagen geleden

    Good stuff :D But personally, I find it an exceedingly bad idea to put 19V across two open connectors where a cup should rest. They should've used inductive charging, but then, I guess that's in the new £150 mug :þ

  65. Posy


    6 dagen geleden

    Recently I wanted to write on paper with a pencil. Didn't work. Turned out I had to download the app first, create an account and then I could choose which color the pencil wrote. Annoyingly, because of a bug in the app, the pencil reverted back to white after every 3 letters. Also, because it was a free account the pencil wrote an advert every two minutes. Luckily I had an antique pencil laying around which worked like a charm.

  66. 1kreature


    6 dagen geleden

    Disappointing it is not a Qi charging mug.

  67. John Riney

    John Riney

    6 dagen geleden

    I got one of these as a corporate gift. I find it extremely silly, but it can be used to make a very nice soft-boiled egg.

  68. T W

    T W

    6 dagen geleden

    "An account for a mug" Oh yes, both sorts.

  69. Tony Cervantes

    Tony Cervantes

    6 dagen geleden

    Cyberpunk 2077

  70. waxtheknob


    7 dagen geleden

    I miss the puppets.

  71. pratherat


    7 dagen geleden

    Belongs on r/internetofshit

  72. Chris


    7 dagen geleden

    Brit: Your mug is up to date American: Understandable, have a nice day

  73. bataattiballeriina


    7 dagen geleden

    ever- ever heard of a thermos?

  74. Mark Delman

    Mark Delman

    7 dagen geleden

    Honestly Matt. Anyone who knows tech understands that you need to jailbreak the Ember mug and run CoffeeOS11 on it to get maximum value from the electronic heater. Likewise, the Sharpie stirrer needs a firmware upgrade so it can be controlled by Alexa voice AI.

  75. Peter Kambasis

    Peter Kambasis

    7 dagen geleden

    Missed opportunity to curdle some milk before pouring your tea in it.

  76. Jackbox


    7 dagen geleden

    Been trying to understand why I would need this thing. I have a 2litre tea flask that lasts about 8 hours.

  77. Paul Fisher

    Paul Fisher

    7 dagen geleden

    thinking of this classic crushingbort twete: VESSYL: You are drinking a beer. 93 calories ME: Vessyl, lose 40 calories [VESSYL leaks beer onto table] TABYL: there is beer on the table

  78. C


    7 dagen geleden

    £55 🤣

  79. Hollow Arc

    Hollow Arc

    7 dagen geleden

    I DESPISE how everything “needs” it’s own account nowadays. IT’S A FUCKING M U G NOT A SMARTPHONE.

  80. Nikolay Klimchuk

    Nikolay Klimchuk

    7 dagen geleden

    There is black Smart Mug 2 already

  81. competitivespeed2


    7 dagen geleden

    I bought a Philips electric toothbrush 2 years ago which also connected to my iPhone and had a firmware update which made it “clean teeth more effectively.” That’s when I knew that tech has gone too far.

  82. teslapower220


    7 dagen geleden

    How about a cooling one?

  83. Dave Coles

    Dave Coles

    7 dagen geleden

    Peak Techmoan!

  84. Hadeïs Hadeïs

    Hadeïs Hadeïs

    7 dagen geleden

    I'm not surprised at all that this exists, still I'm disappointed in humanity that it does exist. If anyone I know has this I'm going to hack their mug.

  85. Scott Wallace

    Scott Wallace

    7 dagen geleden


    • Scott Wallace

      Scott Wallace

      7 dagen geleden

      You would be a right mug if you brought this mug!

  86. Sparky Hart

    Sparky Hart

    7 dagen geleden

    I'm already avoiding DJI drones due to the unessasery account needed to use it. This is reduculus though. ..why not just a few lights and touch buttons in the side?

  87. Spaniel


    7 dagen geleden

    Tea, Earl Grey, Flippin' hot.

  88. Loam


    7 dagen geleden

    Something about stirring coffee with a sharpie is so incredibly foul it made me gasp

  89. madjh


    7 dagen geleden

    Updates for every thing? Batteries for every thing? All day charging and updating? Is it not enought with the anoying updates of Windows and your phone and in my case my car GPS, blue thooth bicycle day light, Gamin 520plus, the TV, the video consoles, the pulse band, the smart watch ... what is now, the electic bicycles, the electric cars, the tech fridge, the lights (yes I own one of those) the mug, the spam, the fork .... 😣 I will go analogue. Love the casette, casio whatches or other traditional brands etc

  90. ziqfriq


    7 dagen geleden

    Hilarious review of a hilarious product. An app, an account and a firmware update, for a coffee mug? At least if the update bricks it you can still use it as a mug, though. As an aside, many coffee experts agree the optimum water temperature for brewing coffee is around 96C, or just below the boiling point. If your brew is coming out south of 60 the initial water temperature can't be anything near that. Of course, good luck finding a pod brewer that does operate at a proper temperature. But if you did find one, you would probably find your coffee tastes better, and you wouldn't need a silly gadget to heat it up. You could nurse your beverage in your vacuum mug for a reasonable time and it would be just fine.

  91. Azzys Design Works

    Azzys Design Works

    7 dagen geleden

    Has your mug started to flake? I was going to buy one of these as a gift for my mom, but all the reviews on Amazon were complaining about the coating inside coming off. Ember hasn't seemed to fix this in the last two revisions.

  92. Rémi Dionne

    Rémi Dionne

    7 dagen geleden

    Interesting idea. I wonder how ElectroBoom could improve on the design, starting by getting rid of the bluetooth chip for example.

  93. Eoin Lees

    Eoin Lees

    7 dagen geleden

    Every review of this mug: Look how ridiculous this is!! ...... Actually, its kind of good. I'm keeping it.

  94. SirSooty


    7 dagen geleden

    Am I the only person who likes to drink their tea of coffee after it has cooled down a bit?

  95. Flux Condenser Vintage Audio Electronics

    Flux Condenser Vintage Audio Electronics

    7 dagen geleden

    Have you considered a thermos?

  96. Quicksilver_Cookie


    7 dagen geleden

    Not everything needs bluetooth.

  97. Random user #74652819

    Random user #74652819

    7 dagen geleden

    I thought technology was supposed to make our lives easier. Here we have a mug that, unlike a regular mug, is expensive, needs to be charged, sells your data, and needs to be washed by hand after each use because it can't be washed in the dishwasher. What a brilliant idea for a product.

  98. Andrew Haines

    Andrew Haines

    7 dagen geleden

    This would have been hilarious on the IT Crowd had it been around when it was made. The sort of product Moss would have invented along with his bra!

  99. Alexandru-Daniel Popovici

    Alexandru-Daniel Popovici

    8 dagen geleden

    Hello. You should add on your T-shirt merch the logo and name "Techmoan" somewhere on the bottom, left or right and back center upper portion. Up the price to cover the extra colors and such. Or make both versions and the ones logo stamped to go on the "Legacy" collection. Best wishes and regards

  100. BG101UK


    8 dagen geleden

    Such a slow heating device must be losing a significant proportion of said heat, if not most of it. They should have included an insulated lid.