Gadgets 101

Published on December 6th, 2005 | by Greg


The End of Burntongue

Drink coffee or tea? Or any hot beverage that comes in one of those cups that says “Warning! Contents may be extremely hot! Don’t attempt to drink before testing with a laboratory-certified thermometer!”

Once again, you think that thousands of years of human ingenuity would’ve come up with something better than “add ice”. But nope, we still manage to burn our lips and tongues as a species far more often than we should- which is why the Brugo mug is a sign that our species must be entering it’s golden age. Designed to cool your drinks a sip at a time so that the rest stays warm, it’s an invention whose time has come.

The Brugo mug looks nice, and is pretty simple to use- you can either lock the lid, have it operate as a normal cup, or use the Tip & Cool function. Tilt the cup one way to have some of the beverage enter the “temperature control chamber”, and almost immediately it’s ready for drinking. It can get a little repetitive, tilt, sip, tilt, sip… but it’s much better than burning your mouth, and the drink stays warm for quite a while, and isn’t watered down by any of that ice.

Brugo mugs are $16, and available in a variety of colors.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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