Courtesy of AMICO, you can now keep our cup of coffee or tea warm without having to use a microwave (or any other old-fashioned technology).
How it works: The solar panel sits on top of your coffee mug. You have to push down the little green (plastic) sprout coming out to power it on. Electricity is stored in a lithium battery, which is built into the little gadget.
The solar powered warmer can boil a cup of liquid a few times in a the period of a day, and has an automatic shut off switch for when the liquid reaches boiling point.
I’m not too sure how comfortable I would be putting a battery right on top of something I’m going to drink, but it’s a clever idea in any case.
** Found through this post at EcoFriend.org **