The Anniversary Edition Mug is a midrange ceramic mug sold by the Youtube channel Gamers Nexus. Because Anniversary Edition Mug and Gamers Nexus is a mouthful to say, for the rest of the review, we will be referring to Gamers Nexus as GN and the mug as the AE Mug.
Wendell the distributor, did a great job packing the mug, using a combination of bubble wrap and packing paper. The mug was shipped with DHS in a box twice the size of the mug with 2 fragile stickers on the top and bottom of the package.
The AE Mug is reported, by the store listing, to hold 15 ounces or 444 milliliters. The AE Mug has a measured diameter of 8 centimeters. The height of the AE Mug has a measurement of approximately 11.4 centimeters, the handle height from the outside of the handle top to bottom to be 9.2 centimeters, the inner handle height from the bottom of the inside to the top to be 7.6 centimeters.
|Outer Diameter (cm)||8.5|
|Inner Diameter (cm)||8|
|Handle Height Outer (cm)||9.2|
|Handle Height Inner (cm)||7.6|
The AE Mug has a white outer and a black interior. On the center of the outside, the GN logo printed on both sides of the handle. The logo is composed of PC components, such as sticks of RAM, capacitors, and fan blades. The design is oriented towards a PC enthusiasts who may be able to recognize the components from videos of component teardowns and analysis.
The AE Mug is listed on the GN store for 15.50 US Dollars. We consider it to be midrange as a quick Amazon browsing has mugs of a similar size from 10-25 US Dollars.
BedHedd Test Mug
We will be using the BedHedd Mug, a mug designed to use as a comparison for all mug tests. The mug will serve as a control as we review more mugs. The BedHedd Mug holds 17 ounces or 500 milliliters. The BedHedd Mug has a measured diameter of 8.2 centimeters. The height of the BedHedd Mug has a measurement of approximately 11.8 centimeters, the handle height from the outside of the handle top to bottom to be 8.8 centimeters, the inner handle height from the bottom of the inside to the top to be 5.6 centimeters.
|Outer Diameter (cm)||8.7|
|Inner Diameter (cm)||8.2|
|Handle Height Outer (cm)||8.8|
|Handle Height Inner (cm)||5.6|
The BedHedd Mug Testing Methodology
We have three usability tests. For this review, we will quickly recap our testing methodology. If you wish to know more about our testing methodology, you can check out our original testing methodology publication.
For the insulation test, we will pour half a liter of boiling water into each mug and rate how well the mug insulates the water from a scale of one to ten, one being unbearably hot and ten being unable to feel any temperature. If the mug is small, we will use the volume of the smaller mug.
In the wash test, we will use our hands to wash the inside of the mug. We will rate the washing experience on a scale of one to ten, one being unwashable and ten being extremely easy to wash.
In the handle test, we will use our hands again to hold the handle. We will rate the holding experience on a scale of one to ten, one being unholdable and four being holdeable with all five fingers.
The BedHedd Mug scored a value of 2.1, our mug holders rated it lowly due to thin internal walls of the mug.
The AE Mug scored a value of 2.1,our mug holders rated it lowly due to thin internal walls of the mug.
The BedHedd Mug scored a value of 7.4, our mug washers rated it highly due to the wide internal diameter.
The AE Mug scored a value of 7.3, our mug washers rated it lower compared to the BedHedd Mug due to the narrower internal diameter.
The BedHedd Mug scored a value of 3, our mug handlers rated it lowly due to the narrower handle.
The AE Mug scored a value of 4, our mug handlers rated it highly due to the wider handle.
Despite losing to the BedHedd Mug in the wash test, the AE Mug scored higher in the handle test and matched in the insulation test. After the cost of shipping, the AE Mug came out to be 29.49 US Dollars. At this price point, it would be a tough sell for the regular Amazon customer as sets of 4 mugs can be bought for a similar price after shipping. However, we would recommend the AE Mug to users who wish to support GN, take advantage of the wider handle, and appreciate the detailed design.
We bought this mug for this review, if you wish to see more reviews like this, feel free to like the forum post to motivate BedHedd to buy such products.
If you haven’t already noticed, this is a parody of a GN review, this by far is not a comprehensive review.