“The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…”

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Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well as the contents of your drink at the molecular level. The cup has a display that will show basic information, like what you are drinking and the number of calories. To activate the display, you just lift the cup, tilt it and observe the display located where the facets on the cup are. The cup connects to your iOS or Android phone via Bluetooth 4.0 and works with an app (iOS and Android) to track what you are drinking, how many calories are consumed, and your hydration level. It also tracks the amounts of sugar, protein, fat, caffeine, etc. that are consumed. It syncs with popular activity trackers, has a spill proof magnetic lid, and comes with a wireless charging base that charges the cup in about one hour. After the cup is charged, it will function for about five to seven days. Even though you will have to take it with you everywhere, pour everything you drink into it, and clean it by hand (it is not recommended for the dishwasher, freezer or microwave), isn’t your health worth it?

The Vessyl is available for pre-order for $99, but will cost $199 when released in 2015. Let us raise our Vessyls to our good health.  Cheers!

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3 thoughts on ““The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…””

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  2. No, you are wrong. It is the chalice from the palace that has the brew that is true, the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle. But the flagon with the dragon will eventually make all girls looks like Daenerys Targaryen.

  3. @ Eric – I’m so glad you got the reference to the Court Jester. I was afraid that I was being a little bit too obscure! And your comment about the flagon with the dragon and Daenerys Targaryen was a clever addition!

    Hey Eric did you hear about the Duke?

    King Roderick: The Duke. What did the Duke do?

    Hubert Hawkins: Eh… the Duke do?

    King Roderick: Yes. And what about the Doge?

    Hubert Hawkins: Oh, the Doge!

    King Roderick: Eh. Well what did the Doge do?

    Hubert Hawkins: The Doge do?

    King Roderick: Yes, the Doge do.

    Hubert Hawkins: Well, uh, the Doge did what the Doge does. Eh, uh, when the Doge does his duty to the Duke, that is.

    King Roderick: What? What’s that?

    Hubert Hawkins: Oh, it’s very simple, sire. When the Doge did his duty and the Duke didn’t, that’s when the Duchess did the dirt to the Duke with the Doge.

    King Roderick: Who did what to what?

    Hubert Hawkins: Oh, they all did, sire. There they were in the dark; the Duke with his dagger, the Doge with his dart, Duchess with her dirk.

    King Roderick: Duchess with her dirk?

    Hubert Hawkins: Yes! The Duchess dove at the Duke just when the Duke dove at the Doge. Now the Duke ducked, the Doge dodged, and the Duchess didn’t. So the Duke got the Duchess, the Duchess got the Doge, and the Doge got the Duke!

    King Roderick: Curious. I… I… hm? What? What’s that? All I heard was that the Duchess had a siege of rheumatism. She’s 83, you know.


  4. The flagon with the dragon is part of the original bit as is the chalice with the palace — one of my favorite comedy scenes of all time. Loved the reference.

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