August 10, 2011

Coffee Joulies

Marco Arment:

“I wish Joulies had more of an effect, especially in the common mug-on-a-desk scenario. I was excited for this project since I saw it on Kickstarter, and the creators seem like nice, hopeful guys. I honestly feel bad for them — I really wanted their product to be great, but I can’t recommend it.”

I’ve had my eye on these since they gained Kickstarter funding. They sound interesting, but ultimately they don’t do all that much to prolong coffee temperature.

Terrific, brief write-up of his experiment by Marco, though. He’s the author of Instapaper, which does a much better job at its stated purpose.