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The ionMug with Charging Coaster is a great low-cost similar style to the Ember heated coffee mug – here's our review!
ionMug Heated Coffee Mugs Under $30!
If you've been wanting an Ember mug but can't justify the price – here's a great VERY similar item that has an even better price point – just $29.94 at Walmart right now! (Reg $35)
ionMug Stainless Steel Self Heating Coffee Mug and Charger– $39.88 (We also found this one at JCPenney for $35.99)
ionMug Heated Ceramic Coffee Mug and Charger– $29.94 (Reg $35)
PPP Team Member Jamie ordered both and here's what she said:
I hop up several times a day to pop my coffee in the microwave and then usually forget about it there, so this is right up my alley.
The Black ionMug worked the best – it kept my coffee HOT (actually HOT!) and I loved the feature where the battery kept the coffee hot even when it's NOT on its charger.
After you turn on the mug and select your desired temperature, set it on the charging coaster. It will stop flashing when it's reached the temperature on the led display. When it's not sitting on the coaster, the battery on the bottom of the mug will keep it heated for up to 3 hours! I really like that for running errands or sitting outside, or even just moving around the house doing chores.
It's good to note that although it looks bigger than the other cup it's just 12 oz (The battery on the bottom takes up some of the room inside the mug)
The Ceramic ionMug was more affordable and really cute, but didn't keep my coffee quite as hot.
I like that it's ceramic and feels like a normal coffee mug. I poured my first cup of coffee and sat down at my desk to plug in the charger coaster. An hour later, my coffee was still nice and warm. It wasn't HOT – but I forgot to keep the ceramic lid on so I'll chalk that one up as user error. It's 3:30 in the afternoon now, and I managed to keep the lid on my next two cups of coffee, and they were definitely a little hotter this time.
Common and Differing Features:
Both mugs will keep your coffee warm but here are a few differences as well:
How They Heat: The ionMug Stainless Steel Self-Heating mug can keep your coffee hot for up to 3 hours independently of the charging coaster. The Ceramic ionMug is just a ceramic mug that sits on a charging coaster – and won't keep coffee hot if left off of the coaster for long.
Temperatures: The Stainless Steel ionMug has 3 adjustable temperature levels: 135°F, 140°F, or 145°F. The LED temperature indicator clearly shows your desired temperature level, as well as when the heating process is complete. The Ceramic ionMug sits on a charger which heats it to 122°F
Both come with a lid to help keep in heat and both are 12 oz.
Both charging coasters double as wireless phone chargers, which is pretty cool!
The cartoon steam above isn't real! It's just for fun 🙂
Most of the reviews on Walmart’s website are negative. I got excited, as it sounds like a great idea for a product to keep your coffee hot/warm for an extended period of time, but due to the negative reviews, I’m gonna pass.