Vessyl: the drinking cup that knows and tracks what you’re drinking. This brand new gadget claims to be able to detect even the brand name of the liquid it holds. But at a price point of $119 dollars, it has also been making its rounds in recent late-night monologues.
Who would pay $120 for a cup? Well, out of pure curiosity, I just pulled the trigger. This product likely has a very limited potential customer base… at first, it will probably appeal only to techies with a passion for life-logging. But as time goes on, and production costs get cheaper, I’m guessing the price will drop to something more reasonable that the average soda-chugging consumer could afford.
Currently, there are few details available about how it actually works. Some are guessing it uses an absorption spectroscopy technique.
If nothing else, this will make for a fun toy and conversation starter. If you’ve got $120 of disposable income, reserve your pre-order today. Ships in “early 2015” which I guess is any day now!
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