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Brewing Coffee in Your Car

UD - Portable Smart Pot Traffic. The daily curse.

The Pike. Storrow. The dreaded Zakim Bridge before 9am.

Without coffee, it can conjure up your Bruce-Banner-into-Hulk road fury. And there are some days when you just can’t get your morning joe before leaving the house.

Enter: the Portable Smart Pot, which uses your car’s power to boil a pot of water, now available online.

Now, we’ll admit: on the one hand, this has “bad idea” written all over it. For example, you could try to use this while texting your CFO, changing lanes and reshuffling your iPod while on Storrow... and wind up stirring in some sugar at the bottom of the Charles River. (Again.)

But say you and a few buddies are out tackling a monstrous sled hill after an all-night bender. And suddenly, one of you gets the brilliant idea to take a coffee break (alternatively: a coffee and rum break). Just plug this into your car’s power adapter, add water, and in a few minutes you’ll have up to 20 ounces of boiling water at your disposal. From there, you’re just a box of Starbucks VIA away from a second wind.

And if you get hungry, this thing also works to heat up canned soup.

Finally, a justification for going with the silverware drawer option in your car.

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