For Father’s Day I got an email saying that The Mighty Mug company thought I deserved a mug. They gave me a coupon code to use to get one for free, so I, being the ever quick and on the ball one, waited until last week to use it.
In case you’re like me and have never heard of The Mighty Mug, they have the tag line “The Mug That Won’t Fall Over”. I didn’t really get it because you can always knock over a mug if you hit it hard enough. But hey, they’d been featured in The New York Time, CBS News, The Awesomer and various other outlets, some of them I’d even heard of! So I gave it a shot, figuring the worst that would happen is I’d get some crappy mug I’d never use and have to recycle it.
I have only had it a few days but IT IS FUN!
I got the teal Mighty Mug Go which is dishwasher safe and holds 16oz.
Apparently it’s also BPA Free, which I assume is a good thing but don’t really know because I don’t know what BPA stands for. I got the teal because I tend to go with bright colors on my drinking glasses so that I know which one is mine (also how I ended up with a pink half gallon water jug for rugby practices).
Now, let’s start with the “bad” so I can end with a sweet video that you’ll want to see.
There are a few things I don’t love about the Mighty Mug. First is that the mouth hole could stand to be a little bigger, as the flow of water is a little slower than I usually like. That’s a personal preference though and they probably had their reasons behind not making it so big. Secondly, the insulation on it isn’t the greatest. For Christmas I got one of the Yeti mugs that can keep ice in it for 12 hours if you’re inside, and that’s become my standard. The Mighty Mug will keep drinks cool, but ice melts in it like in everything else, so if you come back 30 minutes or so later, it’s going to be starting to warm up. It says it’ll keep your hot drinks hot, but I don’t drink hot drinks and it’s July in Texas, so I didn’t test that out. It’s not BAD, it’s just not comparable to a Yeti, so don’t buy it thinking it’s going to rock your insulating socks off. Maybe if I’d splurged and gotten the stainless steel version it would do a better job, but I didn’t so I don’t know. Or the Mighty Mug Ice, which says it has lots of insulation and comes with a straw and why didn’t I get that one instead???
Now let’s get to the good stuff. First, it’s a good size. Hand easily fits around it and it easily fits in cup holders (hence the GO part of the name). Second, the air vent for the lid is not in the center, but rather on the right. This means that when you’re drinking you don’t have to worry about your nose clogging up the air vent, resulting in a deluge of water when you finally are able to clear the vent hole. May seem minor, but it’s a nice touch. Third, the whole not falling down thing is SO FUN! I have been filling this thing up all day just so I can randomly smack it around to see how much I can hit it before it will threaten toppling. Kid you not. What’s super cool is that even though it sticks to the surface when you’re smacking it around, it lifts right up like nothing when you want to drink.
Tell me, honestly, that you don’t want to get one just to smack around.
So if you’ve got kids, or are accident prone, and you like to drink liquids around electronics (which I’m pretty sure most of us do), this is a solid purchase. They are a bit on the pricey side when you factor in shipping and handling (I don’t know if they’re in stores or not), but if it saves a computer it’ll pay for itself quickly. Or if you get a few hours of entertaining yourself hitting a cup it’s probably worth it too.