A USB-powered coaster sure doesn’t feel like the future to me

The Jül attempts to solve an issue we likely know well: hot beverages get cold after you pour them and this is unfortunate. Familiar, yes? So the Jül attempts to keep those drinks hot by relying on a heated coaster that’s powered via Micro USB. The mug controls how hot you want to keep your drink, which can also be used to cool down something that’s too hot to consume. Drinks can be kept at between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

I think what’s so off about the Jül is that this technology has already existed for years. There are electric thermoses and coasters for sale on Amazon right now. Also, let’s take a minute to look at this heated mug that plugs into a car charger. Jül makes a car version, too.

I’m not sure why this company,…

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