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After seven years, the Mark One startup is ready to start selling the Vessyl, a $199 cup that analyzes and tracks the liquid poured into it. "Vessyl isn't just a cup: it's a 13-ounce, Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-syncing, battery-powered supercup," explains Valleywag. "Just dump any beverage from its low-tech, labeled container into Vessyl, and the supercup's display will light up, telling you exactly what you are drinking." The goal is to give users data on the sugar, calories, fat and protein they're consuming. "The main goal is to actually help you make healthier and more informed decisions in real time," the company states. The Vessyl is available for preorder for $99.

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Ellis Hamburger of The Verge tested it out and reported, "I tried nearly a dozen beverages in it -- and it successfully identified all of them. Within 10 seconds, the device, which currently resembles more of a Thermos than a finished product, recognized Crush orange soda, Vitamin Water XXX, Tropicana orange juice, Gatorade Cool Blue, plain-old water, and a few other beverages, all by name. Yes, this cup knows the difference between Gatorade Cool Blue and Glacier Freeze."

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I would like one, but I'll wait for the sale.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-13 11:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

13oz is pretty small. And you'd think a person would know what they're drinking when they pour it.

#2 | Posted by soulfly at 2014-06-14 12:10 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Just dump any beverage from its low-tech, labeled container into Vessyl, and the supercup's display will light up, telling you exactly what you are drinking." The goal is to give users data on the sugar, calories, fat and protein they're consuming.

Or you could just look at the info on the package. Another solution looking for a problem ...

#3 | Posted by censored at 2014-06-14 12:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Neat but not very practical since you probably would have already paid for and opened the drink. If you decide you don't want to drink what's in the cup, you've already wasted money purchasing the drink.

#4 | Posted by pirate at 2014-06-14 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Unless the cup can tell me if someone is deliberately trying to poison me, I don't see the point.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-06-14 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

#5
"The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!"

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-14 02:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder what it feels like to have everyone tell you that you just wated 7 years for nothing.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-14 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!"

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2014-06-14 02:53 PM | FLAG: Danny Kaye, one of the greatest!

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-06-14 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

A college science geek urinated in the cup, and within seconds the Vessyl Cup told him how much sugar, calories, fat and protein are in a cup of pee. The video is on youtube, and no perverts you can't see his johnson

#9 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-14 06:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does this miracle in a cup tell you when the beer you drink tastes like piss? Some folks need that...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-15 01:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

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