Where is the line between a wonderful shared love and creepy stalking or codependence? I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure this new product is on the WRONG side of that line! It is called the Entacup, for “entangled” cups, and the cups are paired over Bluetooth and know when the other one is filled. Um … yeah.
Look – I have nothing against love, I am really a hopeless romantic and my wife and I just enjoyed our 25th Valentine’s Day together. But like I said … there is a line. And when I saw these cups, I couldn’t quantify WHY, but I knew it was just too much.
Here is the description:
ENTACUP is the world’s smartest drinking cup designed for lovers. The “entangled” cups always know what the other is doing! Infused with Bluetooth 4.0 technology and powerful sensors, when your lover fills their cup with liquid, your cup begins to glow. No matter where you are, you and your lover can stay in sync and share in one of life’s simplest pleasures. Elegantly designed with a chemical-free, ceramic core and encased in soft-touch silicone, ENTACUP makes the perfect vessel for any beverage. ENTACUP charges wirelessly, connects to your smartphone and is part of the Internet of Things, so its functionality will continually grow.
Now while I might think this is misguided – and even worse is the GlaDOS-like voice in the video (from the video game Portal … she is constantly trying to kill you while talking sweetly) – the presentation in terms of technology, packaging and construction is actually pretty solid. Check out the IndieGogo site if for no other reason than to drink it all in. Yes, yes I did.
If you like this or want to know more or help fund the project – check out their IndieGogo site! They are looking to raise $50,000 over the next 33 days, and a contribution of $77 will get you in on the ‘super early bird’ special deal.
Check out the video:
So … what do YOU think – creepy or sweet?