A Unique Levitating Cup That Literally Raises One’s Spirits and Other Drinks

The Levitating Cup is a unique glass that hovers above a magnetic base to literally raise one’s spirits (or tea, coffee, soda, water or juice). The hovering effect is achieved through an electromagnet in the base and a magnet in the cup – cleverly putting the concept of flux pinning to use. Because the glass never touches any surface, the need for coasters is completely gone while the hovering feature is entertaining and elegant at the same time. The Levitating Cup comes either wired for static use or wireless to for mobile use and varying cup styles. Currently, the Chicago-based company is raising funds through Kickstarter in order to bring the Levitating Cup to market.

You may like your cocktails blended, mixed, or served straight up. Well, we want to introduce another option that will literally lift up your spirits. Forget coasters, your glass will never touch the surface of a table. Consisting of two parts, our cup and base set uses the physics principles of “Quantum Locking” to keep your drinks floating in mid-air. …Working via a system of magnets and an electrical field, the Levitating CUP features a metallic base that enables the cup to float above the table at zero gravity, completely weightless, and remain that way uninterrupted indefinitely. …While the Levitating CUP doesn’t help to aerate or cool libations, it helps to make it more novel and appealing to the mind.

Wired Wireless

Placing Cup


Levitating Coffee

Levitating Pour

via Dude, I Want That, The Awesomer

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.