Ceramic Coffee & Beer Mugs
Here is a cool modern gadget for the beer drinker in the family, which also seems like a great gift idea for the holidays. The Plasma Mug induces an orange glow between the walls of an evacuated, double-walled glass mug best appreciated in low light.
The bottom of the mug lights up while it's sitting on its electric coaster also creating fiery traces if a finger touches the outside wall of the mug. Place the Plasma Mug on the electronic coaster and orange plasma lightning radiates inside the mug.
What is a Plasma Mug?
A plasma mug is a type of coffee cup which uses electricity to heat water and make coffee. It was invented by Dr. Robert W. Brown who patented his invention in 1969. The first prototype was made out of plastic and aluminum. In 1970, he started selling them at $5.00 per dozen. He later sold his patent rights to General Electric (GE) in 1973. GE then began manufacturing the cups under their own name. They were distributed through the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
The DoD used these mugs to provide hot beverages to military personnel during long distance flights. This led to the development of the microwave oven. The DoD eventually stopped purchasing plasma mugs due to the cost of production.
In 1977, GE introduced the first commercial model. The price dropped from $7.50 to $4.95. The price continued to drop until they reached $2.50 in 1980. Today, there are many different models available. Some are made out of plasma glassware while others are made out of stainless steel. There are even some models that come pre-filled with water.
Plasma Mugs or plasma cups are typically used for drinking tea or coffee. However, they can also be used for cold drinks such as soda or juice. They are often used when traveling because they do not require any additional equipment. They are also very easy to clean up after use.
The most obvious place to get one is is on amazon. They have many different types and styles.