This ‘reverse microwave’ will chill your cider in 45 seconds

Prediction – In five years one of these doohickeys is going to be in every five-star hotel room and hostel common room.

The idea behind the V-Tex “reverse microwave” beverage rapid cooling system 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.

In just 45 seconds, it rapid-chills beverages to 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit), including whole champagne bottles, wine glasses and, most important of all, beer and ciders.