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There's nothing quite worse than letting your coffee go cold in the morning, especially on busy days when you need it most. When this happens, you have a couple of options: warm it up in the microwave (ew), get a new cup (ugh) or keep it warm in a smart mug you can control with an app on your phone (yes please!).
Ember makes heated mugs, in which you can easily control the temperature—from 120° F to 145° F—using an app on your phone. We're especially fans of the travel mug for taking drinks on the go. The Ember travel mug has a two-hour battery life on a single charge, or you can keep your mug on an included charging coaster for all day sipping. Just download the Ember app to create customizable presets and set your preferred drink temperature. An LED light on the outside will let you know when your drink is ready.
SHOP: Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug, $119.95 (originally $149.95)
"This mug is shortlisted as one of my Favorite Things, right after my dog. It's so nice to make a cup of coffee and then get busy doing something else, and when I come back to it my coffee's still a perfect 140°, right where I left it," one Amazon reviewer wrote.
If you prefer to sip your drinks out of a traditional mug, Ember has those too, with up to one-and-a-half hours of battery life and an auto-sleep safeguard, which puts the mug in sleep mode when it's empty and wakes it up when it senses movement or liquid.
SHOP: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, $99.95
To keep your Ember mug clean, you'll have to give it a hand wash, but hot drinks all day long are worth the extra effort, in our opinion.
Right now, the Ember travel mug is 20 percent off on Amazon, retailing for $119.95 and saving you $30. The regular smart mug is $99.95. And we have to say, both mugs make great gifts for busy parents, students, workaholics, plain coffee lovers and more — or you can just get yourself the gift of an always hot cup of joe.
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