‘Reverse microwave oven’ cools cans in seconds

Chris Fox tested the prototype being exhibited in Las Vegas. Image BBC NEWS

Unveiled at the CES technology expo in Las Vegas, the Juno ‘reverse microwave oven’ cools drinks in seconds.

The start-up involved hopes to launch Juno later this year to cool cans and bottles of drink at point of use, meaning they do not need to be stored in refrigerators in advance.

The BBC’s Chris Fox tested the prototype being exhibited in Las Vegas.

In the video, a spokesperson from the start-up said the machine works “as a result of thermal engineering and material science”. It is electrically powered and uses 100-200 watts of power to cool a drink, though the company is “constantly optimising the numbers”.

The company hopes the machines will remove the need for dedicated drinks refrigerators from places like hotel rooms and offices, where the energy is unused the majority of the time. “You can keep the drinks at room temperature… and cool them when you need it.”

 

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