There are many inventions that are destined to define the ‘future’. You know, inventions like 3D printer, virtual reality and more, but a levitating drinkware? Well, that, we are not so sure. Seriously, do you really need a levitating cup when you sip on your prized hundred-year-old Scotch, consume your favorite ice cream or dessert? For practicality sake, probably not, but for absolute style statement and as a conversational piece, or simply as a show of your ‘sophistication’, then maybe it is a yes. In that case, you will love to know that Levitating Cup, a drinkware that boldly defies the law of gravity, can be part of your future-themed abode.
Yes, cups that magically float in the air is a thing now and if the product’s pitch holds true, then the folks behind Levitating Cup may have perfected the art of levitation. Why else would they risk putting highly fragile glassware on levitation, isn’t it? Like everything else that levitates, Levitating Cup leverages on the repelling force generated by magnets and electrical field to create the hovering effect, which means in order for it to work, it requires a cup with magnet bottom and a base with electrical field. The base needs to be powered, which it has a choice of wired or wireless, i.e. battery-powered, variety. The latter offers you up to eight hours of magical drinking experience.
While fun and novel, be warned that this novelty doesn’t come cheap. Early backers will be able to pre-order one for $179 and $199, for the wired and wireless model, respectively. Like any Kickstarter campaign, whether you will be able to drink in style come this October depends on the outcome of the crowdfunding campaign.
Images courtesy of LevitatingCUP.