This Japanese portable microwave lets you have a hot meal on the go

As someone who likes having some food in her bag at all times, there are moments though when I wish I could still have it hot when I’m out and about. The solution though would be to just have food that you don’t need to reheat of course or to just stay in the office or at home where you could always microwave things. Trust the Japanese to think of solutions to problems like when you don’t have access to microwaves but you still want to have steaming-hot meals when you want to.

Designer: Makita

It’s surprising that portable microwaves aren’t a thing yet but the Japanese power tool maker now has one for those who like to go camping or are at construction sites. The cordless microwave uses the cordless XTGT system to help you heat your meals and snacks when you’re on the go. It has 40-volt rechargeable batteries and can use up to 500 watts for eight minutes and then 350 watts after that to save energy. If you’re worried about safety, there are things in place so it won’t blast anything when it’s not in use. It also deactivates when it’s tilted or when the door is opened.

When the batteries are fully charged, it will be able to warm up 11 meals or 20 drinks. But if you’re warming up frozen meals, it might take up more energy so you’ll be able to reheat less meals. It also has a USB port so you can also juice up your smartphone or a gadget, but of course you’ll probably have to choose between your meal or your device. The microwave also comes with a handle and a strap so you can carry it around with you. You may look a little weird carrying a microwave around with you but it’s a small price to pay for having a hot meal whenever you want to.

But of course, it’s not really a small price since you’ll have to shell out around $537 for the cordless microwave. It’s only available in Japan for now but who knows, it might become popular enough that an international version will eventually become available. This should come in handy for a lot of situations like construction sites, camping and picnic sites, vehicles, and even disaster-stricken areas.