About this project
The Levitating CUP is the World's First Gravity Defying Drinkware that will enhance your drinking experience and leave your guests in awe.
You may like your cocktails blended, mixed, or served straight up. Well, we want to offer up another option that will literally lift up your spirits. Forget coasters, your glass will never touch the surface of a table. Consisting of two parts, our cup and base set uses "Electromagnetic Suspension" to keep your drinks floating in mid-air.
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"Let your whiskey tasting take flight." - Food & Wine
"The most badass beverage container the world has ever seen." - Digital Trends
"Add a dash of magic to your entertaining with the LevitatingCUP." - The Gadget Flow
"Raise your glass to this great innovation! Oh, it is already." - Maxim Magazine
"Perfect for surprising guests." - Tabi-Labo
"Easily adds an additional "WOW" factor to your already creative cocktails." - Viral Gadget
"This Levitating Cup is how we should all drink." - MSN
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The act of drinking whiskey or scotch has been updated with a number of different accessories to make it more ritualistic, but nothing is quite as astonishing as what these cups are capable of.
Rather than enhancing the taste of the libation, the Levitating CUP looks to enhance the experience surrounding the beverage.
Working via a system of magnets and an electrical field, the Levitating CUP features a metallic base that enables the cup to float above the table at zero gravity, completely weightless, and remain that way uninterrupted indefinitely.
High-end drinking culture has always been shrouded in tradition, but as consumers like millennials start drinking whiskey and scotch more, there’s more and more demand to experience it in new ways, ways never thought to be possible before.
While the Levitating CUP doesn’t help to aerate or cool libations, it helps to make it more novel and appealing to the mind.
Whether you are a restaurant owner looking to take your beverage program to another level, or just looking to up your home entertaining game, the Levitating CUP will allow you to create an experience surrounding the beverage that is as unique as the contents inside.
The Levitating CUP base comes in both a wired version and a completely chargeable wireless option. The wired version requires the base to be plugged in to a power outlet to work. Whereas the wireless version, once charged, can be used portably. So you can transport your delicious floating beverage from room to room. The bases and cups work interchangeably so all cups work on all bases. All devices come with a universal power adapter kit so you can levitate your drinkware in all countries!
Consisting of two parts, the cup and the base, our system uses advanced Electromagnetic Suspension technology to keep your spirits lifted.
Just place the cup above the base and watch as it moves and locks into place, floating weightlessly in mid-air. Pour in your favorite drink and marvel in the magic.
Every Levitating CUP comes with an attachable levitating assist, which will keep the cup stable until the assist is removed, this way you can walk with the cup full above the base easily without spilling, until you master it.
Also, in order to ensure the Levitating CUP can handle the added weight of your beverage, the cup is made from ultra-lightweight yet very durable faux-glass.
Even while floating in mid-air, the Levitating CUP is very stable.
Toss the coasters away, your drinks will never touch the surface of a table. The base can also be mounted beneath the surface so you can float your drink above.
Just drag the base underneath and watch your drink glide across the surface on its own.
The Wireless Levitating CUP base will lift your spirits for 8 hours straight on a single charge.
The entertaining options are endless with the Levitating CUP. Evoke your own creativity to create a WOW experience for your guests like none other.
When designing the packaging for our Levitating CUP base and cups, we put just as much love into it as we did designing our devices.
The packaging is made from same heavy matte finished box packaging that the Apple iPhone comes in (yes the exact same factory).
The cups and bases come separately so that way we can allow you to mix and match your favorite cup styles, base types and colors without us having to inventory dozens of combinations of bundles.
Thanks to a little advanced technology, our cups magically float above its base, allowing you to pour drinks mid-air and impress your guests. Borrowing similar physics principles to Quantum Locking (also known as “Flux Pinning”), our Levitating CUP uses magnetic levitation, or more specifically “Electromagnetic Suspension”, in which electromagnets are used to stabilize the levitating cup which has a magnetic base.
We're seasoned product developers and we are very confident that we will be able to deliver your pledges on time and without a hitch. We will be using our worldwide ShipWire fulfillment centers to reduce the delivery times and ensure streamlined shipping and tracking.
Besides the cost of the goods themselves, we will use your generous funding to pay for the tooling and molds needed to produce the base housings in durable ABS plastic. Our current prototypes are made with acrylic which is very brittle. The tooling costs will increase depending on how many injections we need (based on what base colors we reach with the Stretch Goals we achieve).
There's a need for innovation in drinkware, it’s been far too long. You will be a signal to the world that the future of drinkware is upon us. No longer do drinks have to remain in 2D space.
We want everyone to experience drinks this way.. especially everyone who really loves cocktails, mixology, molecular gastronomy, and experiential dining as much as we do.. That’s what we are here to do.
Join the revolution, make a pledge, and help us bring the cup to life...
Risks and challenges
We are feeling very confident in being able to deliver what we say we can, and exceed expectations. We are a team of seasoned product developers with multiple Kickstarter launches under our belts. We have learned to reduce the risks of delays and quality issues by spending a lot of time upfront in iterating and finessing our prototypes and small batch first production runs. From a product quality and production completion stand point, we are very confident in being able to hit the ball out of the park.
From a shipping standpoint, we are confident we are going to be able to deliver to all of domestic (USA) backers without any hiccups since we are spending extra to utilize ShipWire's services to fulfill our backers orders. However, when it comes to shipping overseas to smaller countries, we rely on those countries postal services a lot of times to help deliver the product to our international backers. Depending on the country, there could be delays due to customs and just overall logistics that are hard to predict.
Lastly, we wanted to make sure we maximized the options for our backers so that they can select whatever base, cup, etc they wanted but also reduce the complexity or complication of pledging. For this reason, we will spend extra to use BackerKit after our campaign to sort out our backers survey responses and order details to ensure everything is calculated properly and organized.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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