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ePint boasts better toasts by glowing when your team scores

The ePint Smart Beer Mug packs sensors that activate the internal LEDs
The ePint Smart Beer Mug packs sensors that activate the internal LEDs
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The ePint Smart Beer Mug features a companion app (iOS and Android) for team selection, pairing, and more
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The ePint Smart Beer Mug features a companion app (iOS and Android) for team selection, pairing, and more
The ePint Smart Beer Mug packs sensors that activate the internal LEDs
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The ePint Smart Beer Mug packs sensors that activate the internal LEDs
The ePint Smart Beer Mug is designed to glow in favorite team colors each time they score a point
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The ePint Smart Beer Mug is designed to glow in favorite team colors each time they score a point
The ePint Smart Beer Mug is made of a durable, washable polycarbonate material
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The ePint Smart Beer Mug is made of a durable, washable polycarbonate material

To some, sports is just that. Sports. But to many more all over the world, watching games and supporting players is part pastime, part culture, and maybe even part religion (e.g. Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers). Out of all the ways to show love and loyalty for one's favorite team(s) – from simple signs to full-on body paint/costumes – the latest may be the most flashy. The ePint Smart Beer Mug is designed to automatically light up in your team's colors every single time they score.

Made of polycarbonate material, the ePint Smart Beer Mug features sensors, a rechargeable battery, Bluetooth LE wireless technology, and array of multicolor LEDs. And if that isn't enough to outdo all the other mugs in the room, it also houses a stainless steel opener in the bottom so you'll never have hunt for one ever again.

The ePint Smart Beer Mug is designed to glow in favorite team colors each time they score a point
The ePint Smart Beer Mug is designed to glow in favorite team colors each time they score a point

Once paired with a mobile device running the game-tracking ePint app (for iOS and Android), users can select favorite teams so ePint knows who to root for. Unlike basic beverage holders that sit idle on game day, the ePint Smart Beer Mug adds excitement by cheering point scores in a display of team pride.

With its fluid detection sensor, ePint is also designed to sense when it's empty or full. Once topped off with your favorite drink, the mug glows to show everyone that you've started up another round. And while the ePint app provides some additional features, the most fun one may be multi-pint pairing. This allows you to control two (or more) glowing mugs at the same time.

The ePint Smart Beer Mug is currently funding on Kickstarter, having raised three percent of its US$50,000 goal in just a day, with another 44 days left to go. A pledge of $30 sets you up with one ePint, saving 50 percent off the planned $59.99 MSRP.

If manufacturing and fulfillment go according as planned, backers can expect reward shipments to start sometime April, 2016. Check out the company's video below to see the ePint in action.

Sources: ePint, Kickstarter

ePint Smart Beer Mug

2 comments
sk8dad
Wow...here's an excellent example of the internet of things taken too far towards the realm of the solution looking for a problem. Usually, when the need to toast arises, one is presumably near other like-minded fans who are also intently watching the relevant sporting event. Why would one need to be micromanaged by one's mug in order to cheer? That would be lame. It can be argued that the light-up drinking vessel in discussion would be useful were the fan to find him/herself drinking along within wifi range. To that I've got two questions. One: if you are within wifi range, why not just pull it up on any number of screened devices so ubiquitous in modern society? Two: if you don't have access to a screen, whouldn't you rather wait till you get to a screen rather than having your mug spoil the surprise?
dexter12
I think it's kind of for fun. Like a goal light.