BlenderCap Wants You to Make Margaritas on the Go With Its Half Horsepower Portable Blender
Want to make margaritas on the go? Then you might want to check out the new small form factor blender unveiled last week at CES by a company called Cruz.
The Cruz BlenderCap is a new portable blender that has it all in the name: It’s a bottle cap with a blender built in. The product was developed by two former Apple employees, Dakota Adams and Matthew Moore, on the side while they set up a battery factory in China for Apple. The two eventually left their day jobs and went full-time on BlenderCap a year ago.
The BlenderCap’s strength is – perhaps not surprisingly, given the former day jobs of its creators – its battery technology. The blender uses what the company describes as a ‘next-generation electric vehicle Cell-to-Pack battery architecture’, which provides a half horsepower of power.
“You can blend an entire Costco bag of ice and fill an entire Home Depot bucket with margaritas on a single charge,” Adams told The Spoon at CES. According to Adams, the BlenderCap will work with almost any vacuum-plated bottle like a Hydroflask or Thermoflask.
The BlenderCap will start shipping next month from Shanghai, where the two founders leased manufacturing space and are making 6 thousand BlenderCaps in its first production run.
“We’re leasing factory space at a really high-end manufacturer in Shanghai, and we own all the equipment and the robots building this,” Adams told Techcrunch. “So we actually have on our assembly line — we designed the entire assembly line — and we’ve got more robots than people putting this together. It’s crazy. There are glue dispensing robots, automatic screw dispensers. It’s beautiful.”
The BlenderCap is available for preorder for $129 from the company’s website.