Skip to main content

Give your beer better head (really) with That UltraBeer Thing

That Mate Who's Too Into His Beer | ad
Vibrations can be a good thing, right? Certainly helping to prove that hypothesis is a new device from London. It’s called That UltraBeer Thing, because when you’re enjoying a cold one (or two or three), you’re probably not articulate enough to call it much else. The portable beer improver is a handheld device that you stick into your glass of ale, lager, etc. for a couple of seconds in order to create microbubbles. You’re instructed to “repeat as often as desired, or until all CO2 has been released from the beer.” This creates a micro-foam head that promises to make your beer drinking experience all the better.

The vibrations are generated by 40Khz ultrasound waves, which burst bubbles and form the creamy foam head that you generally enjoy only from a particularly good tap. But now, you don’t have to just settle for your standard can or bottle of beer. Just foam it up and you’ll never know the difference.

The UltraBeer requires two AAA batteries, which will power the device for 30 minutes of continuous run-time. And considering you’re only using it for a couple seconds at a time, that’s a lot of beers (hundreds, according to the device’s website). To ensure that you’re not needlessly draining battery, the UltraBeer turns off automatically when it’s not in use, and will flash green if it needs new batteries.

While UltraBeer works with most CO2 carbonated beers (but not Guinness), its makers say that it’s best with craft beer, particularly if it’s been canned or bottled. So if you’ve a special brew you’ve been meaning to try, you may be able to add an extra kick to it with some ultrasound waves.

Keep in mind, however, that while your UltraBeer is meant to be used with beer, it’s not actually waterproof. Its thin end is intended to be inserted into beer, but not beyond its marked point — because the battery compartment is not waterproof, you’ll want to avoid submerging the device entirely in beer or water or any other liquid. That said, if you find that there’s something wrong with That UltraBeer thing, it comes with a one-year warranty (though if the company finds that the problem is that you’ve taken your beer companion for a swim, you’re out of luck).

The UltraBeer is currently only available in the U.K., but we’re hoping that’ll change soon. If you are living across the pond, however, you can get one on Amazon U.K. for about $30.

Editors' Recommendations

Lulu Chang
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Fascinated by the effects of technology on human interaction, Lulu believes that if her parents can use your new app…
Arlo Pro 3-pack of security cameras is down to $400 from $700
A woman assembling a Arlo Pro 5S on a wall.

For anyone keen to make their home more secure and accountable through a set of security cameras, Best Buy is currently the place to go for security camera deals. At the retailer, you can buy a three pack of the highly regarded Arlo Pro 5S Spotlight Security Camera for $400. That means you’re saving a huge $300 off the regular price of $700. This is the ideal time to upgrade your home security for less and we’re here to tell you all about it before you commit to a purchase.

Why you should buy the Arlo Pro 5S Spotlight Security Camera
Arlo makes some of the best home security cameras around with pretty much its entire range being worth your time and money. With the Arlo Pro 5S, you get a great level of detail. There’s two times the video resolution of HD so you can zoom in up to 12 times to see sharper details. Due to its night vision, you can also see color at night for better identification of what’s going on. A wide 160-degree field of view combined with auto image correction cuts down on fish eye effect so everything looks just how you would expect it to. There’s also AI object detection so the Arlo Pro 5S is capable of detecting if something is a package, person, vehicle, animal or similar.

Read more
Grab a keyless entry door lock for $90 with this Walmart deal
A Revolo Keyless Entry Door Lock with Handle Set on a door frame.

For something a little different from the usual smart lock deals, check out the Walmart flash sale on the Revolo Keyless Entry Door Lock with Handle Set. Usually costing $130, it’s down to $90 for a limited time so this is the ideal time to upgrade your front door lock to something more appropriate. If that sounds like something you want to do, keep reading while we explain everything it has to offer.

Why you should buy the Revolo Keyless Entry Door Lock with Handle Set
Differing from the best smart locks, the Revolo Keyless Entry Door Lock with Handle Set makes for a welcoming middle ground so it works well for all users including relatives who may be less savvy with technology.

Read more
iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ vs. iRobot Roomba Combo Essential: Which is better for you?
iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ with auto fill dock for Black Friday

The iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ is one of the most versatile robots of 2024, making it easy to keep all types of floors clean without getting your hands dirty. Along with the ability to vacuum and mop in a single run, it can automatically empty its dustbin, which makes it a shockingly autonomous addition to any home. However, some of those same skills can be found in the affordable Roomba Combo Essential Robot, which carries a much more agreeable price tag.

That begs the question -- should you opt for the cheaper Roomba Combo Essential, or is the Roomba Combo j9+ a worthwhile investment? From vacuuming and mopping performance to additional features and more, here's a look at these two unique robot vacuums to help you decide which is better for your needs.
Pricing and availability

Read more