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Yecup 365 travel mug brings drinks to preferred temp – hot or cold

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The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
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The Yecup 365 comes in 12- and 14-oz sizes named "Basic" and "Premium," respectively
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The Yecup 365 comes in 12- and 14-oz sizes named "Basic" and "Premium," respectively
The Yecup 365 ensures you enjoy beverages at the right temperature
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The Yecup 365 ensures you enjoy beverages at the right temperature
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When the logo indicator is red, the beverage is hot
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When the logo indicator is red, the beverage is hot
Blue indicator = cold beverage
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Blue indicator = cold beverage
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Yecup 365
The Yecup is designed to heat and cool on the move
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The Yecup is designed to heat and cool on the move
The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
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The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
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The Yecup 365 heats and cools drinks and charges gadgets
Yecup markets the 365 as a good alternative for outdoor sports like camping, hiking and running
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Yecup markets the 365 as a good alternative for outdoor sports like camping, hiking and running
Yecup 365 on two wheels
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Yecup 365 on two wheels
The Yecup keeps water and sports beverages cold without ice
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The Yecup keeps water and sports beverages cold without ice
Don't let your coffee or hot chocolate get cold in winter
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Don't let your coffee or hot chocolate get cold in winter
The Yecup 365 is sized to fit easily in vehicle cupholders
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The Yecup 365 is sized to fit easily in vehicle cupholders
The Yecup 365 indicator glows green when the battery is charging
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The Yecup 365 indicator glows green when the battery is charging

Similar to the Ember mug, but designed for both hot and cold beverages, the all-new Yecup 365 from Armenian company Yecup Technologies is claimed to bring your drink to just the right temperature and keep it there for hours. It heats your coffee or tea from lukewarm to piping hot and cools your water or Gatorade from room temperature to comfortably chilled. Beyond beverage service, it can also charge your smartphone or tablet. If the Yecup 365 makes it through to production, it will set new IQ standards for the "smart" travel mug.

Yecup's active heating and cooling gives it a leg up on mugs designed only for hot beverages. The company says that the mug can heat beverages up to 158° F (70° C) and cool them to 50° F (10° C). That upper figure falls well short of water's 212° F (100° C) boiling point, an important distinction only because Yecup uses "boiling" terminology in some of its press materials. You wouldn't want to drink boiling coffee or tea, anyway, and Yecup offers a pretty versatile temperature range for your drinking enjoyment.

Yecup's double-layer stainless steel mug connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, where the Yecup app lets you adjust the temperature of your beverage with a simple swipe dial. The thermoelectric temperature regulation system then brings it to the desired temperature, and the cup alerts you with its glowing logo and a smartphone notification when it's ready. The mug keeps it at that temperature so you can enjoy at your leisure.

Yecup 365
Yecup 365

Since not everyone wants to rely on a smartphone middle man for something simple like drinking a beverage, the Yecup 365 also includes built-in "heat" and "cool" buttons. The illuminated indicator lets you know whether the drink is hot or cold or if the battery is charging.

While the heating and cooling features are nice, they're not necessarily lightning fast. Yecup tells us that it would take about 30 minutes to bring a cup of coffee from room temperature (70° F/20° C) to 140° F (60° C). Assuming you start with a room temperature beverage, cooling will prove a little quicker, dropping from 70 to 50° F (10° C) in about 10 to 15 minutes. So you'll save some time cooling your spring water versus waiting for it to cool in the refrigerator, but you might want to give your cold coffee a spin in the microwave before pouring it into the Yecup 365. The company claims that running the mug from a 12 volt car outlet instead of off the battery will roughly double the speed of heating and cooling.

The combination of on-the-go heating and cooling makes for a useful travel mug on its own, but the Yecup 365 packs one more trick. Its 10,000 mAh battery pack can be used to charge smartphones and tablets via the USB port. That battery lasts between three and eight hours when powering the mug. When it comes time to recharge, the mug includes both wireless charging capability (5 hours) and an AC adapter (2.5 hours).

The Yecup 365 is sized to fit easily in vehicle cupholders
The Yecup 365 is sized to fit easily in vehicle cupholders

Designed to fit into a vehicle cupholder, the Yecup 365 is a straight cylinder that measures just under 3 in (7 cm) in diameter and stands 8.7 in (22 cm) tall. It weighs 12.3 oz (350 g) empty.

Yecup tells us that it's built several working prototypes and developed an app for iOS and Android. It also plans an Apple Watch app. It launched an Indiegogo campaign this week to raise the funding it needs to move into production. It's offering a 12-oz (354-ml) 365 mug at pledge levels starting at US$109 and a 14-oz (414-ml) mug at $129 (+ shipping). Add-ons like the wireless charging dock and engravings are available at higher pledge levels. If its development plan moves along without a hitch, deliveries will begin in September. The campaign has already shot well past double its $30K goal.

Source: Yecup

5 comments
KatherineThomas
Nice product ! Fan since start.
PlanetPapi
Another dumb product in search of a need. I think it's smarter than that other smart water bottle I saw elsewhere, which tells you when to drink. I'm thinking of a smart product with Bluetooth and a fast charging battery that tells you when to pee. Point is, come up with products that really solve a problem. Average hot Starbucks cup is good for the length of coffee sipping. Average cold soda can is good for the length of soda sipping. Where is the problem here?
Bob Flint
Cold liquid should be 5 degrees C or less, 10 seems like a faulty fridge temperature. Could be used to keep medication cool, for how long three or 8 hours in cooling mode?
Stephen N Russell
Finally a thermos one can use, cant wait for price drop alone IE once Mass produced. Love to get one for 70.00,, 60.00 after production of 100K. Yes. Sell online & retail.
unklmurray
Well,unlike some of those who think that this is a ''Dumb idea''I, on the other hand ,Believe this to be a great product!! YES , I but 2 coffees , 1-I drink right then while its' Hot but the other one is cold by the time I am 20 miles away from the coffee shop, I can't just pop in to the next coffee shop in the middle of the woods between towns, and if I bought a cold drink it is warm 3 hrs. after I bought it (no I don't have room for an Ice chest on my road cargo bike.....I plan to buy 2-3 of these cups as soon as I can find a place that has them available!! Totally KULE product!!!!!!.......LOL :-)