Microwaves are pretty amazing inventions. In just a minute or two, they can heat up your stone cold leftovers and turn them into a delicious next-day lunch. But what about when you need to chill something down just as quickly? Nothing exists that can make it happen… until now. Juno is a ‘reverse microwave’ that will get your room temp bottle of wine or beer chilly in no time.
- It’s been developed by California-based company Matrix Industries. The company’s speciality is body heat-powered smartwatches, so this is a totally different arena for them. That being said, this may prove more successful and more lucrative than anything that’s come before.
- So how does it work? Juno uses thermoelectric cooling to get your beverages nice and cold. The device spins water around the bottle at an extremely high speed which produces a cooling effect, chilling the bottles. Pretty cool, huh?
- You can drink your bottles as soon as the cycle completes. Because the bottles never actually move inside the device and aren’t shaken or agitated in any way, you can crack them open and get drinking as soon as the process completes. In other words, the device “rapidly cool your drinks, without the use of noisy compressors or harmful chemical refrigerants,” according to Juno co-founder Akram Boukai.
- It takes no time at all. The developers claim that you can chill a 12 oz. can of beer or soda to a delightful 50 degrees. The process takes up to five minutes for a 25 oz. bottle of wine to get to the same temperature, which is still pretty quick, to be honest.
- It doesn’t just do alcohol, either! If you’re not a drinker of alcoholic beverages, that doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy the reverse microwave. “Both red and white wine should be enjoyed at specific temperatures below room temperature,” Boukai said. “What we discovered along the way was that Juno can do so much more than just chill wine. It can turn your freshly brewed coffee cold, transform your hot tea into iced tea, and cool your favorite beer or soda, right in the can.”
- It’s currently in the prototype stage. According to the Juno listing on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site, the reverse microwave system is still taking contributions to fund the full production of the product. Individual supporters can secure a unit for £153, and units are expected to begin shipping in August 2020. In just a few days since the listing went live, the company has already raised over £159,000. You can get yours and read more about the project HERE.