Vessyl is an intelligent drinking glass announced in June 2014 by Mark One, but never released. The cup was to have embedded sensors and the capability of linking to a smartphone to provide its user with nutritional and other data on the beverage in the cup. The designers hoped to help users make better decisions about their health and overall consumption. The cup was expected to recharge on a proprietary base station, included in the product packaging. Industrial designer Yves Béhar and his design firm Fuseproject were involved in its creation.
Originally, the device was expected to ship in "Early 2015". However, in March 2015, the manufacturer announced that the shipping date would slip to "Q4 2017". once it has reached a satisfactory level of performance. As of 2018[update], Mark One, the company behind Vessyl, is no longer operating.
With the announcement of a production delay to ensure the quality of the original Vessyl, the designers introduced a secondary product, Pryme Vessyl, released to the public in November 2015 and available to early supporters by means of a free opt-in program, orders which were in many cases not fulfilled.
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- Katy Steinmetz (August 4, 2014), "The Vessyl Cup Can Tell Exactly How Many Calories Are In Your Drink", Time
- Don Clark (June 12, 2014), "Vessyl Cup Knows What You Drink", Digits blog, The Wall Street Journal
- Nick Statt (June 12, 2014), Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi, CNET
- Justin Lee and the Mark One team (March 13, 2015), "Vessyl Backer Update #5", Vessyl Blog
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- "Vessyl Backer Update #9 | Vessyl". myvessyl.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
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