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Self-stirring Cup


A new teacup called Ceramic For Mix (which appears to be made of glass) eliminates the need for a stirring spoon. This is acheived by a ball installed in the bottom. Designer Florian Dussopt says,
"The ball is put into a slightly protruding base to keep it in place when stirring and drinking.

"Users gently move the cup, like you would when swirling a glass of cognac, and the action pushes the ball around.

"The ceramic ball mixes all various sugars and milk at the same time, thus eliminating the need for a spoon.

"When you drink, the ball is blocked by the gravity in the recess of the glass.”

The company, Ana Gram, has made prototypes and is looking for a manufacturer. Link -via Digg

“When you drink, the ball is blocked by the gravity in the recess of the glass.”
This means there's also some leftover liquid in the recess of the glass. You'll never finish your drink easily.
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When I used to do my Biology and Chemistry work in my 101 Uni class I used to carry a small magnetic tube that I would put in my coffee and put on a magnetic stirrer! Instant mixing! ;)
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I'm English and I use teabags, so I need a spoon to mash the heck out of it. Also, when the spoon stands up on it's own, I know the tea is strong enough.
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Oooo, I like it, but I'm willing to bet I would put too much hot water in, so when I swirl the glass around to get the ball rolling I would probably spill hot tea on my hand.
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Poor design - not only is it very difficult to finish the drink due to the excess liquid in the indentation on the bottom, but it makes cleaning/rinsing/drying difficult as well. Go back to the drawing board.
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It's a clever idea, except that when you swirl the ball around, you're swirling the liquid around as well. Methinks it wouldn't work so well.
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great idea. not incredibly original and "new" but it definitely illeviates the need for plastic stirrers. but you know what ELSE can stir your liquid? a spoon! thanks, genius.
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