We tested the Mighty Mug to see if it lives up to its claims of withstanding bumps and spills

  • Mighty Mug grips onto flat surfaces and can withstand accidental bumps and prevent spills.
  • Medha and Jake test out Mighty Mug’s wine glasses, beer glasses, and coffee mugs to see just how much pressure they can withstand.
  • We used umbrellas, frying pans, and a mallet to try and knock them over.
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Following is a transcript of the video.

Just a little slap. This feels really good.

Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle.

Is that how you always talk to your wine glasses?

If I’ve had two or three of them. I’m Jake.

I’m Medha. And we’re testing out inventions to see if they live up to expectations.

We’re here to answer the biggest question:

It’s cool.

But does it really work?

So today we’re gonna test out the Mighty Mug. It claims to be leakproof, and it doesn’t spill over because it grips down onto any smooth or flat surface.

We’ve got the nice coffee mugs for your commute to work, we’ve got the wine glass, and the beer glass. Now, if these things work, I will be a changed man because I’m spilling drinks everywhere. It’s kind of what I’m known for.

All right, so we have a lot of videos on our computer from the internet that test out the Mighty Mug.

Cue it up. There’s a kitty. Cats can’t drop it. That guy can’t chop it.

He was literally karate chopping. That’s happened to me before.

Yeah. Whoa.

We have to try that out.

We’ve seen the video, looks plausible, looks pretty cool. Thoughts.

The coffee mug was actually pretty sturdy, and I think it will actually work. But the wine glass seems a little bit questionable because it’s more fragile.

I want this to work so freaking bad. I’m so excited because you’ve got that wine sitting on top of that long stick, you know, that’s just sitting there and asking to get knocked over. Like I can sneeze and knock over a wine glass. So if this works, it’s like, gravity who?

So Jake, I don’t think you can change the laws of gravity, but let’s try it out. We have a full pitcher of water here and some green food colouring, and we have this so we can see the water, just in case it spills. Oh, yes. Oh, my God, I feel like I’m in “Harry Potter.”

Ooh. Does that make you like Professor Snape?

I am Professor Snape. I’m going to dare you to drink this later. Jake: OK.

OK. Let’s see. Ooh, I’m so scared. Nothing happened.

Real quick, I wanna try something, Medha. Ready?

Yes. OK, don’t do that.

It didn’t leak.

I think this is just like any regular mug right now.

It is time.

So we are going to play with these Mighty Mugs. We’re gonna jiggle it. We’re going to karate chop it, and we’re gonna do, you know, little tests to see if this budges.

I saw the dude in the video, he was like karate chopping it, and I’ve been practicing my moves. I’m so ready. Let’s give it a budge and see what happens. Ready? It’s not moving.

Hey, it’s pretty good. I feel like if you were in the kitchen and you were like, oh.

Uh oh, ‘scuse me.

I needa grab my keys.

Oh, look at that. Mighty Mug is safe. Now, let’s take it up a notch. All right, channel our energy. Ready, in three.

Two.

Two, one.

One.

Oh, ooh. Woman: It broke.

Literally, oh, my God. Look what happened to my mug. It broke in half. But here’s the thing. Jake, Jake, look. It didn’t really break, and it didn’t spill at all.

Oh, it just detached.

It just detached, which is like a defence mechanism.

It was like, it didn’t spill, you’re right. But it flew across the room like a freaked-out chicken. It’s been a long day of testing out the internet’s wildest products, so it’s time for a happy hour. I just wanna point out I think that this actually will work better than the coffee mugs worked. These are a little bit more flexible.

We have our pitcher of water right here. So I’m going to pour some for you, Mr. Jakariah.

A toast.

A toast.

To Mighty Mug and to its durability.

And water.

And water. Cheers. Oops.

Let’s try, OK. Mine is doing a pretty good job. It’s spilling a little. We need splash zone, guys.

You’re gonna lose a little liquid if you’re hitting it around like this, but you won’t lose a glass. Let me propose an idea.

OK.

Forget that these are wine glasses and beer glasses. If you have a toddler running around the house, and they’re constantly just spilling their Kool-Aid, they’re spilling their juice all over the carpet, this is a pretty good solution. Like, “Hey, Ralphie, quit spilling stuff, Ralphie.” Boom.

Is that gonna be the name of your future kid?

Yeah. Sorry, I had to sneeze that whole time. I can sneeze and knock over a wine glass.

So we’re trying out the incline test.

That guy in the video made this look so easy. Let’s see if this really works or if it was all magic.

Oh man.

All right, here we go. Now, this is the moment of truth. Medha: Oh man.

Here it is. I want my money back. Let’s see how much force these Mighty Mugs can handle.

I am really excited to beat the crap out of this Mighty Mug right now.

OK, so I’m gonna try to tip this untippable mug over.

I think I wanna start with a little test hit. Just a little slap. This feels really good.

OK.

Here, here we go.

It’s clinging. And not doing anything.

OK, wow, all right.

I cannot do this.

I did it.

You know, honestly, it works a lot better than I was expecting it to.

If you are looking for a product that won’t spill the liquids inside your cup, then Mighty Mug can work. Especially if you get the coffee mugs.

That’s exactly right. This is great if you’re a little bit clumsy. You’re like, “Oh sorry, like, long day at the office.” But, like, I would not advise taking these glasses or mugs to, like, your tae kwon do practice.

And we have to admit, we did try really extreme tests to see if these were spillable or leakproof, and we came to the conclusion that these do work. But under high circumstances and wild circumstances, these are not your mugs.

Yeah, they’re good for an accident. Not so good for, like, if you’re chasing a bull or something. Was this invention a total disaster?

Or a huge success?

Or somewhere in between?

Let us know in the comments.

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