‘Gradient' by Dmitriy Shcherbakov Has an LED Screen

 - Jun 7, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: coroflot & tuvie
Gradient is a portable electric drink warmer. On an integrated LED screen, you can monitor the temperature of your drink for a perfect cup of coffee.

Not only does Gradient keep your hot drinks hot, it also serves as a beverage chiller. The bottom of this unit has a built-in hot plate, while the top turns on to refrigerate.

Implications - It's remarkable to see how this product combines two incredibly useful functions (heating and cooling) while also giving users a greater level of control over their beverages. This is easily the most compact and user-friendly gadget to offer this level of convenience, and the audacity of this achievement is one that definitely should inspire other companies around the world.