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DrinKup A Smart Bottle That Stands On Its Own


Water Is Life

Water is something we can’t live without. You can go for weeks without food but three days without enough water will get you in big trouble.  We live in the Las Vegas desert and drinking enough water here is serious business.  I’ve dehydrated myself twice since moving here from Florida. You simply don’t realize how much fluid you lose in this ultra-dry-climate. Carrying a refillable water bottle such as the ones you get at custom Camelbaks is very important. In the desert, you are not reminded that you are losing water because your sweat evaporates as it exits your body. A gentle reminder that its time to take a drink is a useful and healthy idea. The makers of DrinKup get this.


DrinKup is basically a water bottle, albeit an expensive water bottle when compared to those off the shelf. However, one trip to the doctor for dehydration will cost you about the same amount.  As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink goes for humans as well. Most of the time all we need is a subtle reminder. That’s where DrinKup makes the difference.

Stand Alone

Now there are other smart water bottles out there but they depend heavily on their companion smartphone apps to provide their usefulness. This is where DrinKup differs. It stores your hydration data in the bottle itself. The bottle’s smart lid keeps you informed on how much you are drinking. It uses ultrasonic sensors in the smart lid to tell you how much water you’ve had during the day. This smart bottle will also send you reminders if you go for too long without having a drink. If the water has been sitting in the DrinKup for too long, the lid will inform you that the water is likely stale.

DrinKupCompanion App

DrinKup also has a companion app and can pair with Apple Health, Fitbit, and other health and fitness devices and wearables. From the app, you can check on your hydration goals that are based on your individual needs. You can even send your friends reminders to drink. You can even monitor multiple DrinKup bottles and remind your loved ones to have a drink and hydrate.


Equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and a 30-day battery life per charge. The bottle is double-walled so it can keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. It will preserve the liquid’s temperature for up to 12 hours.  By turning the bottle upside down the lid will let you know if it contains hot or cold liquid. This is a clever device that is useful anywhere, but the desert southwest is where I can appreciate having a DrinKup in the backpack or briefcase.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of