The USB Drink Warmer and
4-port USB hub is probably the most useful USB-powered device we've come
across. Not only does it provide several useful functions, but it actually
makes a ton of sense for it to be USB powered.
Many of us enjoy tasty beverages while working on a computer. The USB Drink
Warmer will keep that drink warm! In addition to its drink warming abilities,
the USB Drink Warmer also includes four USB 2.0 ports and a backlit LCD display
which shows the temperature of the heating pad (in F or C) as well as the
Features an on/off switch as well as an alarm.
Features & specs
wide x 4" deep x 1" thick
element has 2.75" diameter
from 122-140° F
software or drivers, just plug it into a USB port
(4) USB 2.0 ports
temperature of heating element in F or C
LCD display (can be switched off)
element can be switched on and off
with beep alarm
Drink Warmer keeps your coffee warmer, longer
USB Drink Warmer and 4-port Hub is really hot right now. Literally, it's really
hot. Not like scorching hot, but definitely toasty enough to keep even the most
grandé coffee mug at a good temp.
course, with the USB Drink Warmer and 4-port Hub, you don't have to guess the
temperature of the warming plate because it's displayed on the front of its
backlit LCD screen.
fully heated, it keeps a temp between 122° and 140° F. In addition to being a
great drink warmer, this device also functions as a USB 2.0 hub. There are two
ports on each side of the warmer.
the USB Drink Warmer into your computer's USB port and it heats up. You can
then put any object on top of it that you want to keep warm. Vat19.com and the
manufacturer recommend a coffee mug. We're not going to be held responsible if
you put your tongue on it.
more useful at work than those Successories posters
a large poster of an eagle soaring over a sunset with a caption that reads 'The
calm at your core fuels the fire of ambition' is not going to keep your coffee
you've sauntered into work on Monday at about 9:30am (the line at S'Bucks was a
gazillion miles long) and just as you're about to log on to YouTube, your boss
comes in barking questions like a maniac. You can't even manage a sip of your
coffee before you must defend yourself. By the time His Highness has left, your
coffee is tepid. Which is narsty. But, if you had purchased the USB Drink
Warmer, you'd have coffee warmer than room temp. Dig it.
Please note that you must leave your mug on the USB coffee
warmer in order to enjoy its heat-supplying properties.
it dangerous to possess this great power?
if the heating aspect of the USB Drink Warmer is dangerous is akin to asking if
a microwave is dangerous. No, unless you put your cat inside of it. Let's be
sensible. We're dealing with heat and electricity here. So, if you like to work
on your laptop in the bathtub, maybe you shouldn't connect the USB Drink
Warmer. Just a thought.
the detail-oriented (and those who missed it earlier... twice), the USB Drink
Warmer's heating pad ranges from 122-140° Fahrenheit.
of switches and buttons for your inner micro-manager
USB Drink Warmer and 4-port Hub couldn't be easier to use. Plug the cord into a
USB port on your computer and enjoy how it keeps your drink warm. But, for
those of us who like to fuss with things, the USB Drink Warmer doesn't
USB Drink Warmer features two on-off switches on the rear. One turns the
heating element on and off and the other toggles the backlight on the display.
the underside of the unit are several buttons for setting the clock (as well as
the alarm) and toggling the temperature display between Fahrenheit and
Centigrade. This is also where you'd find the battery compartment. The USB
Drink Warmer uses a 1.5V button cell (AG13) which is included. The battery is used
solely to store your clock settings.
Controls for the USB Drink Warmer are found on both the
back and underside of the unit.
USB Drinker Warmer is also a USB Hub!
only does this awesome little USB device keep your coffee warmer (or any drink,
for that matter), but it's also a 4-port USB 2.0 hub. So, you don't have to
dedicate a USB port on your computer in order to keep your drinks warm. You
actually gain 4 more ports. Sweeet.
side note: The more devices you plug into the hub, the more the temperature of
the heating plate will be reduced. If you went to a Radio Shack and purchased a
5V DC adapter, you could plug that into the back of the USB Drink Warmer in
order to avoid this issue. Of course, the temperature decline only occurs if
the device you have plugged into the port doesn't have its own power supply.
the USB Drink Warmer converts the electricity it draws from your computer into
heat. If you add a bunch of a peripherals that are also drawing electricity,
the temp is going to fall. If this is still confusing, go back to flossing your
The USB Drink Warmer has two USB 2.0 ports on each side of
Asked Questions about the USB Drink Warmer
1. Will the USB Drink Warmer actually keep my drink warm?
Answer: Most definitely. It gets quite toasty (122 - 144
2. Does the USB Drink Warmer have an on/off switch?
Answer: Yup. So, if you've plugged in your USB Drink Warmer
and it's still not heating up, you should probably turn it on. (Hint: check the
switch). It also has a switch for the backlight of the LCD display.
3. How long is the cord on the USB Drink Warmer?
Answer: It's 4ft. If that's not enough cord for you, you
can purchase a USB extender.
4. Does the USB Drink Warmer work on all computers?
Answer: Yes, but only if your computer has a USB port. You
can check to see if your computer has a USB port by noticing how many colors
you can see on the screen. If you only have a black screen with green text, you
definitely don't have a USB port.
If your computer looks anything like this, you probably don't have a USB port.