I Finally Got my Own Camera Lens Coffee Mug…

Indie Camera Gear Camera Lens Coffee MugI’ve purchased camera lens coffee mugs on three different occasions, and each time, I coveted these eye-catchingly designed novelty items. My brother is a photographer, and surprisingly, he hasn’t lost or broke his…so I know he really likes it. I bought one for a prize in a blog giveaway, and purchased one to give to my partner in a coffee mug exchange. When the opportunity came around for me to get one at a deep discount in exchange for my honest review, I jumped at the chance…and I definitely got a better deal out of it.

For starters, the craftsmanship of the Indie Camera Gear Camera Lens Coffee Mug is on point. It looks just like a camera lens with realistic markings, words, numbers and other features. Aside from the fabulous detail, the mug is made with a stainless steel interior and ABS food-grade plastic exterior that is BPA free. There are two separate strips of rubber grip on the outside of the mug that I really like. It feels nice on the hands. To me, a filled mug with or without the lid on can comfortably hold up to 12 ounces of liquid.

While my first sips of coffee flowed nicely from the opening, the next time I went to drink, it had a very slow stream of liquid. It drove me crazy. I went to see if other people had the same issue, and one person mentioned in a previous review that it was because the air holes on the lid didn’t line up. I used a push pin to force an opening for the little air hole…and now my sips are ‘regular.’ Also, the lid of the mug seals tight, but if you hold it upside down, you will encounter drip drops, so it’s safe to say that this mug is meant exclusively for standing in an upright position.

Not only did I receive a sturdy lil’ travel mug with this purchase, but it also came with a camera-shaped 16GB USB flash drive that is too cute for words. I love the novelty of it, but I personally wouldn’t use it for anything too important…and will probably set it aside for a quick run to Kinko’s to have copies made…or something like that. Nothing personal, but I don’t want to turn ‘cutesy’ into an ‘I-lost-everything-I-spent-days-working-on’ cry-face.

Camera USB Flash Drive

All in all, I think the novelty of both the mug and USB flash drive makes this a really nice gift for a photographer or photography enthusiast.

What do you think about this mug?

Disclosure: I was able to purchase this product at a deep discount, in exchange for reviewing the product.

14 thoughts on “I Finally Got my Own Camera Lens Coffee Mug…”

  1. Roxanne says:

    I love it! As soon as I saw this I wanted one…and now I want that adorable USB!! How cute is that?!

  2. Yvonne Sowell says:

    That is really awesome! I have my Nikon and I have been considering getting one for myself too!

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  3. lalaine says:

    Hahaha I thought it was real lens and actually added to my wish list. My birthday in a few days and I thought I might be able to guilt hubby to buying it for me. Still it want it, though, perfect for a food blogger 🙂

  4. TaMara says:

    That is adorable! I completely agree, together they make a great gift idea for a photographer!
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  5. Amber Nelson says:

    That is such a fun mug. How cute! i know someone who would love this!
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  6. Heather says:

    I think it is an adorable gift that any of my photographer friends would love! Thanks for sharing such a cute gift idea!
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  7. I would love the mug. It is so unique!

  8. jennifer l. says:

    Oh how cool is this coffee mug! And the usb drive is just too cute. Definitely want that coffee mug asap!

  9. These are the cutest things!!! I need them both.
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  10. angie says:

    love it very cool looking mug

  11. Teri Steffes says:

    It’s adorable! I have some friends who are reporters who would love this! Very good find!

  12. That seriously looks like a real camera lens! It’s so cool…I want one!

  13. Leslie says:

    I’ve wanted one of these mugs forever! I may break down and add one to my collection.
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  14. Andrea says:

    How cool is that? At first glance, I even thought that it was a camera lens as well 🙂

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