Dear Santa: This ‘reverse microwave’ will chill my cider in 45 seconds

OK, it’s a bit of a stretch to say the V-Tex “reverse microwave” beverage rapid cooling system is travel-related – for now. But mark my words, in five years one of these doohickeys is going to be in every five-star hotel room and hostel common room.

The idea was to invent something for retail and home use that would make running all those giant, electricity gobbling refrigerators unnecessary. And that’s obviously a good thing. Yay the environment! But if they’re being honest, I’ll lay odds that the inventors were thinking “gnarly man cave accessory!” when they hatched this idea.

In just 45 seconds, it rapid-chills beverages to 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit), including whole champagne bottles, wine glasses and, most important of all, cans of Strongbow cider that I just bought and want to drink right now because I’m dying of thirst and it was a long week and I rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes and I used the stairs instead of the elevator and just shut up and give me my cider.


Is this something you’d buy for your kitchen or man cave?