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Hybrid Appliance Coffee Cups

The Steam Mug Humidifier Savors Every Last Drop

— July 6, 2011 — Eco
You may be in the habit of dumping the rest of your drink down the drain, but the designer of the Steam Mug Humidifier urges you to be more resourceful. Young-Suk Kim had developed a very clever contraption which makes use of unwanted and leftover liquid, putting it towards the improvement of your indoor environment while refusing to let you waste a drop.

The hi-tech cup and saucer comprises a beverage vessel, an illuminated base and a USB hookup. The inside is marked with a gauge that helps you to read the water level, labeled in increments of time. With the volume of water within the cup, the Steam Mug Humidifier reheats it and lets it pass through the handle as steam, providing much-needed moisture for the room in the colder months.
Trend Themes
1. Hybrid Appliance Coffee Cups - A trend of combining coffee cups with other appliances to create multi-functional products.
2. Steam Mug Humidifier - A trend of incorporating humidifying features into everyday objects, such as mugs, for improved indoor air quality.
3. USB Hookup Technology - A trend of integrating USB connectivity into household products to allow for convenient charging and additional functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can capitalize on the trend of combining appliances and creating innovative products like the Steam Mug Humidifier.
2. Housewares - The housewares industry has the opportunity to develop humidifying products that blend seamlessly into everyday objects, appealing to design-conscious consumers.
3. Beverage - The beverage industry can explore partnerships with technology companies to create coffee cups with added features like USB hookup and humidification capabilities.
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