The best hi-tech travel mugs

Hi-tech travel mugs? Yes, mugs.

best hi-tech travel mugs

by Chris Williams |

If you have an incurable craving for gadgets, or you simply enjoy looking at the most first-world inventions available, then you’ll love what’s coming.

Having our own travel mugs is a good thing, unless you don’t clean them properly, then they get manky and gross. However, for those mugs that are well-kept, they’re handy and help reduce the mountain of disposable coffee cups.

But we have reached a point in humanity where stem cell technology is entering the world of sci-fi; where a vaccine to a global pandemic is being administered only a year after the outbreak; and where travel mugs have gone hi-tech.

No longer are travel mugs merely a receptacle for liquids. These days you can have a barista in a bottle, even a smart mug.

The Best Hi-Tech Travel Mugs:

ESPRO Travel Coffee Press

Best coffee flask for people with no time to wait
ESPRO Travel Coffee Press
Amazon

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This one deserves some genuine credit...from people who are constantly running late. Everyone likes a proper brewed coffee but there are those of us who are so busy we literally cannot wait for the coffee to brew on the kitchen bench. Herein lies the solution. A travel mug that allows you to take the plunger with you. It means that youu2019ll always be on time for your meeting, until you hit a traffic jam. At which point your velvety barista-style coffee will be ready to plunge.

Not terribly high-tech? It’s a start. The best is to come.

Flintronic Drink Flask

A genuinely handy gadget
Flintronic Drink Flask
Amazon

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This is a bit of a step in the right direction. It looks like a fairly ordinary 500ml stainless steel insulated flask. However, the top of the lid has a waterproof LCD screen that tells you the temperature of the liquid inside. It's insulated of course, so for cold or hot beverages, you're sorted.

KISSKISSFISH Travel Mug

Sleekest design
KISSKISSFISH Travel Mug
Amazon

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Sort of a combination of the two above. Instead of a plunger, this rather expensive mug has a mesh brewer which finely filters the coffee or stores tea leaves. The lid has an OLED touch screen where you can set a timer, shows the temperature, and even play a little game while you wait. The game really is a gimmick u2013 there would have to be absolutely nothing else going on in your immediate vicinity to make you decide to play the game on your travel mug lid.

Still a bit Dark Ages for you? We’re not done yet.

Cauldryn Blend Bottle Smart Mug

All the bells and whistles
Cauldryn Blend Bottle Smart Mug
Amazon

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The ultimate glamorous camping accessory. Have you ever wanted to take your coffee grinder and smoothie blender with you? Frankly, we hadnu2019t really thought about it and just went to a cafe. But plainly itu2019s on a lot of peopleu2019s minds. Or possibly there are people who yearn to spend more than £300 on a mug. In either case, here is the solution.

This Cauldryn smart mug comes with quite an arsenal. The lower section is interchangeable with either a blender attachment or a heating element. Thus, you can use it for grinding coffee beans, blending fruit, brewing coffee, boiling water, or keeping soup hot. The base is the battery, which has four lights to show battery level.

There is a Cauldryn app with which you can set a certain temperature between 23°C and 100°C, or preset settings. You can also set the temperature on the screen on the mug itself. The mug then regulates that temperature. Being insulated it will also keep liquids cold.

The Cauldryn is a remarkable solution to a problem which is genuine to very few people.

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