Show and Tell: No more lip dance with the BURNOUT Travel Mug

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on January 8, 2021

**This article about the BURNOUT Travel Mug is co-authored by Hannah Buczek of Bold TV.

Welcome back to Show and Tell, where I unbox sweet tech for every area of your life. In this episode, let’s take a look at the BURNOUT temperature-regulating travel mug. Coffee is best served hot or iced, never in-between. So many of us resort to basic travel mugs to keep our drinks hot. But when you think about it, these mugs aren’t the best solution. They keep the coffee too hot, so you have to take the lid off. Then, the coffee gets too cool, and most travel mugs aren’t microwaveable. So, how can you keep your morning fuel at the right temperature? It’s not rocket science. Or is it?

Literally rocket science

This travel mug was designed by real rocket scientists who were tired of burning their mouths every morning which they call the ‘lip dance’. They used NASA technology called a heat zorb. It sounds like something from Mars, but really it’s a wax-like, bio-based substance that draws heat from the coffee and stores it to feed it back to maintain optimal drinking temperature:140 degrees Fahrenheit. This is phase change material that changes from a waxy substance to a liquid as it absorbs the heat. Just pour your coffee, wait three minutes, and take your first sip. BURNOUT’s mug will release the heat throughout the day, keeping your favorite drink hot but not too hot. The rest of the travel mug is fairly standard … It’s only an aerospace-grade vacuum chamber. 

Safe and ethical materials

While the heat zorb technology sounds foreign, it’s completely safe: non-petroleum, non-toxic, biodegradable and 100% renewable. And the lid is BPA-free. Just throw it in the dishwasher to clean, and you’re good to use it every morning — but the lid is suggested to be hand washed. You may not be going to work at NASA every day, but you can bring aerospace technology wherever you go.

I will be back soon to unbox more tech, but until then, check out previous videos here.

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Peter Salib is a Tech Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is an avid participant of events nationwide who's attended CES in Las Vegas consecutively since 2013. Peter is the host and producer of Show & Tell, a product showcase YouTube channel and also works at Gadget Flow, a leading product discovery platform reaching 31M consumers every month. Peter frequently works with startups on media, content writing, events, and sales. His dog, Scruffy, was a guest product model on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda in 2018 and was dubbed "Scruffy the Wonder Dog.”

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