Hello stocking filler! Pints just got powered-up
You've got technology that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago tucked in your handbag. But your beer glasses? They're just the same as they always were.
Good news is that a group of revolutionaries from LA are looking to shake things up.
A start-up calling themselves Xtreme Tech have created what might just be the ultimate stocking filler: a beer glass that records how many pints its owner has sunk, and then recommends when it's time to go home. It even dials a taxi to get you there. Fancy.
We guess it's sort of like the fun-loving, yet responsible, best friend you never had.
So how does it work? Like most of these new-fangled things, it links up to your smartphone using Bluetooth.
As well as letting you know when you've consumed your self-imposed limit and calling your carriage, the glass uses sensors to light up when you need a refill – and even comes equipped with a bottle opener encased in the bottom.
Up now on Kickstarter, the aim is to gather the funding to get out there for the festive season. Pre-order for £20 if you want in.
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