It’s 2014 and we’re still here manually sipping our favorite bevarines like a planet full of absolute savages. There’s GOT to be a better way!
An Indiegogo project called Drink E-Z is looking to raise $65,000 to build “an automated power assisted drinking cup.” The cup runs off of three AAA batteries that power a tiny pump, which shoots whatever’s in the cup up through the straw whenever you press the button on the side of the cup.
The cup is loosely positioned as a medical aid for people who have just had their wisdom teeth pulled or who have just had surgery. It even goes a step further, claiming that manually sucking your drinks up through a savage-straw can lead to wrinkles – ergo, the cup prevents wrinkles, right?
But let’s get down to business: This is a cup for ‘Mericans. Did we lose a war? Why, oh why, are we still burning precious calories with old-timey straws? The cup’s designer lives in Canada, but still… USA! USA! USA!
A $35 pledge will get you early access to one of the cups, which are slated to start shipping in June. That’s assuming this project hits its funding goal – but, come on. How could it not?