ikago Smart Mug Warmer & Mug Set Review

Precise Temperature Control Mug Warmer for Desk

Mug Warmer

I love a cup of tea first thing in the morning. But I have a very bad habit of making one, putting it down and getting sidetracked by doing else and then my tea goes cold. And I hate taking a sip of a cold brew. But now I have a new gadget that ensures that my cuppa remains at perfect drinking temperature for as long as it takes me to drain the cup, whether that’s 5 minutes or 50 minutes. So, what is this magical gadget? It’s the ikago Smart Mug Warmer.

Yes,  I know that mug warmers have been around for a while so aren’t anything new. But this isn’t a run-of-the-mill mug warmer. For a hi-tech age, this is a hi-tech mug warmer; complete with touch controls, IR sensors, and an auto-off feature! One that would make an excellent gift (especially with Father’s Day coming up on 16 June 2024), whether for a loved one or even yourself.

In the box:

  • ikago Smart Mug Warmer
  • 15oz Handmade Ceramic Mug with Matching Lid
  • Spoon/Stirrer
  • Instructions

There is nothing worse than picking up a cuppa, whether you are a tea or coffee drinker, and taking a sip of a stone-cold brew. If like me, you’re a tea drinker, it should be made using a rolling boiling from the kettle at 100°C (212°F) – green and other teas require a lower temperature – the ideal brewing temperature for coffee is approx. 90-95°C (195-205°F). This is too hot to drinking straight away, especially as I don’t add much milk (10ml is enough for me). The perfect drinking temperature for tea or coffee is around 60°C (140°F). And the ikago Smart Mug Warmer with keep the temperature of your favourite hot drink at your perfect consistent drinking temperature.

As I have already mentioned, I have a very bad habit of making a cuppa, putting it down and getting side-tracked so that when I go to drink it, it is COLD! And I can’t stand cold tea so I have to make another. But no more since I received the ikago Smart Mug Warmer. The ikago Smart Mug Warmer allows you to make your brew in a ceramic mug, place the mug on the hot plate and it will keep your hot drink hot. But that’s not all, it has a touch panel with a digital display that allows you to set the ideal temperature for you, so if you want a constant drinking temperature of 140°F, you set the temperature on the display at 140°F and your brew will be kept at this temperature – it has custom temperature control from 105°F to 175°F. Plus it features an infrared sensor so that when you pick up the mug, it stops heating, put your mug back down on it and it will start to heat again at the last used temperature. An excellent feature with safety at its core, and safety is paramount, if you leave your mug sitting inactive for 2 hours, it will automatically shut off. No more wasted brews (or trips to the microwave if you use one to reheat your brews)! And you can rest assured that your tea won’t be sitting there heating all day.

This set comes with the mug warmer, a handmade ceramic mug with matching lid and a spoon (you can just purchase the mug warmer on its own). The mug and spoon make it an excellent gift set. I love the mug; it’s 100% handmade, black with the word ikago in white on the front and is a good size, holding a generous 15oz. The spoon/stirrer feels good quality, nice and sturdy, and can even stay in the mug with the lid on as the lid has a nice little cut-out for the spoon handle. And I am very fussy with mugs that I use, I have my favourites and stick with them – they need to be a good size with a good sized handle – the mug in this set is perfect, good to hold, holds 15oz of liquid and is nice and comfortable to drink out of – it gets my fussy seal of approval. Good mugs are hard to find!


  • Precise Infrared Temperature Measurement: ikago mug warmer is the FIRST infrared temperature measurement mug warmer, which can monitor the temperature of the beverage in the cup in real-time. You can get the temperature you want down to exactly one degree, up to 175℉. You have complete control over the temperature of your drink. Note: This product will be affected by other ultraviolet rays, please do not use in direct sunlight.
  • Intelligent Constant Temperature: Since the ikago coffee mug warmer controls the temperature of the drink rather than the heating plate, no matter how much coffee is left in the cup and what the temperature of the beverage is, the ikago smart coffee mug warmer is able to intelligently regulate the temperature and display the drink temperature. Once you find your favourite drink temperature, it’s able to remember your last setting without having to reset it each time.
  • Smart Security Settings: ikago coffee warmer is equipped with the latest program design, can detect whether the cup is on it through infrared, if the cup is not on it then it will automatically stop heating, if the cup leaves the coffee warmer and enters the standby state more than 15 minutes, it will automatically shut down. If the touch bar is not operated for more than 3 seconds, it will be automatically locked to avoid accidental touch.
  • Advanced Configuration: ikago coffee cup warmer’s heating plate adopts high quality die-cast aluminium heat conduction plate, has the best heat conduction efficiency, will not break easily. The edge of the heating plate is designed with a waterproof silica gel ring, and the water guide structure is set inside to prevent electric shock by sprinkling water. Panel and touch bar using matte spray process, more quality, and easier to clean.
  • Matte black metal style: perfect for office and living room decoration style.

Overall, I love the ikago Smart Mug Warmer & Mug Set. It looks good and sits discreetly on my desk. It works fast, and I love being able to set my own constant drinking temperature so that my brew retains its heat and flavour. The touch panel is simple to use, using just plus or minus touch controls to set the temperature – and the display will show the required drinking temperature and the current drinking temperature above it.

As for the mug, I’m fussy with mugs but I love the one that comes in this set. It looks and feels good and it holds a good amount, not too little and not far too much like those massive infamous sports shop mugs.

If you like your tea of coffee at a good drinking temperature and always forget them like me, this is a MUST HAVE desk accessory! It would also make an excellent gift, in fact, with Father’s Day coming on 16 June 2024, it is the perfect gift idea.

No more wasted brews and your brews will always be the perfect drinking temperature, from the very first sip to the very last!

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £69.99 (Warmer and Mug Set) / £54 (Warmer only)

For more information, visit ikago.tech. Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: We received this product for free for the purpose of writing an honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This review uses an affiliate link which we may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the Amazon link.


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