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While us hairy Americans are stuck in the stone age with plain old thermoses to keep our drinks warm or cold, the Japanese have found their black monolith and released a USB device that does the same thing. From what I can make out from the Google translation, the device operates in either "hot" or "cool" mode, retaining the temperature of your beverage for up to 4 hours. Just make sure you don't switch this baby to "hot" when you've just taken out a Sierra Mist from the fridge. Unless you like warm soda. Weirdo.

These space age Japanese proprietors even wrap your box in one of 3 fancy "packing paper" colors. Google translate calls it "Lapping for present", but we all know how old that joke is.

Hot or Cool [via digg]