Tired of your coffee getting cold? You may be in need of a self-heating mug. While the popular Ember mug is a fan favorite, it also costs a whopping $150 — and that's a hard price to swallow. Lucky for you, QVC is currently selling an Ember dupe. For a limited time, you can score the Nextmug Temperature Controlled Self-Heating 14-Ounce Mug for only $90. It's your solution to hot beverages gone bad (and by bad we mean freezing cold). While there may be other beverage warmers on the market, this one is versatile and suits your comfort level with temperature control.
Why is it a good deal?
While this magical beverage warmer normally retails for $129 at QVC, it's currently on sale for 30% off. And when you compare it to the $150 price tag of the Ember mug, you're saving even more. Plus, if you're new to QVC, you'll get an additional $20 off your first purchase of $40 with the code HOLIDAY20. If keeping your steeped tea hot is too steep for you to pay upfront, you can also spread out your payments in five installments of $18 with their Easy Pay Plan.
Why do I need this?
There's little that's more disappointing than being called away from your desk (and your caffeine!) and returning only to find that the toasty beverage you were enjoying has gone cold. What's great about this mug warmer is the variety of temperature settings and how long they keep your beverage warm, hot or piping — even hours after you've removed it from its warming dock.
To cycle between the three available temperatures — warm (135 degrees), hot (140) and piping (145) — simply press the button on the cup. LEDs near the bottom show battery and temp status. Trust us: It couldn't be any easier to use. If you're on the go, the double-walled thermal mug and secure lid keep beverages at the ideal temperature. That means you can carry your cup around the office or take it in the car, knowing that your tea, coffee or cocoa will stay toasty warm.
The Nextmug is available in an array of colors, including spice, dusty rose, burgundy, slate blue and classic black. At this price, you can buy one for every coffee drinker you know and knock a big chunk off your holiday gift list. It also makes a great present for college students, so they can stay fueled in their dorm room during all-nighters. Read our full review of the Nextmug here.
What reviewers say:
This QVC shopper wants to know where this mug has been all her life. "Working from home is great, having to continue to get up and reheat your coffee/tea is not," she wrote. "This little (well not so little) cup of 14 ounces makes working so much nicer — I don't have to break my flow. I get my cup, sit down and start working, and if I don't take a drink for a 1/2 hour, no problem. It will still be sitting right there piping hot and delicious."
"I absolutely love this cup! You need to get used to the weight, but that comes quickly. I haven’t had to throw out a cup of half-drunk coffee since starting to use it," said an adoring user.
A five-star reviewer added: "So many good things going for this cup. I like my coffee hot and this system delivers. The coffee stays piping hot on the highest setting ... and thankfully the cup itself never gets hot. Charging the cup is easy. Very similar to charging a cell phone on a charging pad. The cup just rests on top of the charging pad. There is nothing to plug or unplug, nothing to click into, and no special position for the cup to be in."
This fan had gift-giving in mind: "I’ve used mine three times now and I love it. The mug is heavy with the battery and heating element in it but it’s wonderful. Great purchase and I am thinking ahead as great Christmas gifts for a few people in my life who will love this. A must-have!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.