MO:BEN is A Portable Food Container That Can Heat-Up Your Food

Mo:Ben is a handy food container that includes a built-in film heater component that can heat up foods to a pre-heated temperature. Mo:Ben’s main mechanism of maintaining the heat is the combination of foam-filled cavity insulation and the built-in heating factor. There are two main parts of the device; one is the external box that features a carry grip, slip protective rubber base and cutlery storage, and another is the temperature sensitive substance for food preparation indication. The internal box holds the food and can be detached for convenient dish-washing. The arrangements inside the box are designed to encourage variety of food and mixing of food is prevented by different available compartments.

mo:ben portable food container

mo:ben portable food container

This design has been inspired by traditional Japanese ideals of functionality and simplicity of the bento box while fusing it with modern technology of heating, insulation and materials.

Customizable lunch options
– Compartmentalization to 2 different portion sizes.
– Variety and visual appeal.
– Healthier options with the relationship to food consumption.

Takeaway waste
– Negates takeaway waste as product can be reused.
– Food contact parts easily removed for easy cleaning.
– Ease of use and cleaning encourages users to reuse the product.

– The product and user interface is designed with a simple and clean sense of quality.
– Retractable handles are flushed with surface when not in use.
– Overall package compacts into a single unit.
– Silicone rubber is reminiscent of traditional rubber band around a box.
– Silicone rubber acts as a non-slip base when eating with one hand.
– Band colour choices allow for personality customization.

– Designed for usability, the product has been considered through the process from preparation to transport, idle period, eating experience, and cleaning.
– Tested ergonomically through a series of models and prototypes.

– Australian Standard for Plastic Materials for Food Contact Use, AS 2070-1999.
– Food Safety Standards – Temperature control requirements.
– Australian/New Zealand Standard for Safety of household and similar electrical appliances, AS/NZS 3350.2.15:2002.
– ISO 20282: “Ease of Operation of Every Day Products”.

– Internal Box is made of Polycarbonate for its durability.
– External Box is made of A.B.S for its availability and strength in appliance applications.
– Foam is used for insulation, ease of manufacture, availability and cost.

– Film heaters embedded at the base of the product, heating the internal box from bottom up.
– Food is heated to 75 degrees Celsius, controlled by an internal thermostat.
– Electronics are divided up into an active unit – electronic control adapter and a passive unit – lunch box unit to enhance safety.

To conclude, the product seeks to address a culture through design and present a new and satisfying experience for the user.

mo:ben portable food container

mo:ben portable food container

Designer : Alex Cheong

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bernadette hene says: April 29, 2009

Actually, it seems to be the perfect lunch box i"m looking for. Can this box also hold the food cold for exemple a salad as there is no fridge at my workplace.

Do you intend to put this on the market shortly and how much will this cost ? Or do you intend to sell it exclusively on internet ?

Any way this is a brilliant idea.

Easiii says: May 5, 2009

Hey there, I think it's a brillant idea. Are you looking for distributors?

    Aderonke Asiekwu says: October 3, 2013

    very good, I am interested if you need a distributor in Nigeria. thanks

D.Brasseur says: May 10, 2009


Super idea

Where or how is it possible to buy this for witchprice ?



SELIME says: July 21, 2009

Dear Sir Madam,

How can I buy this product (portable heating food system)


Maria says: August 23, 2009


How can I buy this (portable heating food system)?

BELGIN OZGUR says: August 25, 2009

A very useful contaıner. I want to have .

Can you help me How I can fınd and buy thıs ?

Please gıve me the address and the telphones.


Sarai says: September 19, 2009

I Want it how can I get one or when is on the market?

JGRANT says: September 27, 2009

very useful concept i can easily see this being big at work and schools

nadezhda says: October 14, 2009


Milena says: October 15, 2009


How can I buy this (portable heating food system)?

jorge says: October 16, 2009

how can buy it I need it now please!

    mds says: October 27, 2009

    pls. let me know where i could buy this.

Crystal says: October 17, 2009

This is a great product! This would help a lot of parents with children of severe food allergies like myself! When & where can I get one (or two)?

ozkan says: November 14, 2009

A very useful contaıner. I want to have .

Can you help me How I can fınd and buy thıs ?

Please gıve me the address and the telphones.


ozkan says: November 14, 2009

very useful concept i can easily see this being big at work and schools

min says: November 18, 2009

hi Sir

it's very good idea and useful lunch box. I want to know how much it costs ? and where I can buy it ??

Navy Plum says: December 13, 2009

Where can I get this? This is exactly what I was Googling for…

I want it.

Ziqing says: December 17, 2009

Very good. I want to know how much it costs, and where I can buy it.

Thank you

Rebecca says: March 21, 2010

where can I buy this item…how much….

Galo Bustamante says: May 12, 2010

i would like to buy the product

David Schue says: June 23, 2010

Where can you buy these?

Elena says: November 27, 2010

please, where can I buy this??? thanks

Tuvie says: November 28, 2010

@All : MO:BEN is just a concept

Lupi says: April 24, 2012

where can i buy this lunch box? it is what i am looking for.

Chris says: July 13, 2012

Although this is a really old post, you should really try to get Venture Capitalist or Angel funding for this project. This is without a doubt one of the best ideas I have encountered. Given the current fincial situation, many office workers can not afford to purchase hot meals at canteens or outside of the office.

Is this was affordably priced (~$50-$60) a box, then the payoff period for a consumer, would be such that the product would more than pay for itself. Even better would be a portable battery to accompany it, so that it does not have to be electrically tested by companies prior to use. Even better, why not dry something like Dragons Den (a UK TV show).

mile kenerdy says: July 20, 2012

where can i get this container

Sarah says: January 10, 2013

Were is this available??

Yesenia says: February 18, 2013

where can I find this and what is the price for it????

ify says: March 23, 2013

how can i buy this lunch box or get to the whole sale manufacturer

trish fountain says: March 29, 2013

would like very much to know where I could obtain this product. sounds exactly like what I've been searching for.
what wattage does it pull?

ify says: March 29, 2013

I am still waiting to get an information about this product. I will be happy to go into franchise with the designer. Please get back to me if possible.

Randolph Chan says: April 5, 2013

Now that’s really convenient. Who wouldn’t want a nice warm meal anywhere they went?

kalvin boodoo says: May 14, 2013

I would like information on MO:BEM .

asdfghj says: June 5, 2013

Where do u get these???? Would be very grateful if someone could give me the link :)

Michelle says: June 7, 2013

please, where can I buy this?

adi says: August 26, 2013

let me know where i could buy this

tony says: January 13, 2014

any updates on this project?

Pavel Puzakov says: April 8, 2014

i am interested be your distributor in Russia.

leonardo says: April 10, 2014

Where I can buy this product in USA? thanks

gazee says: August 15, 2014

Hello…this is a very lovely container. How do I get one in the UK pls. Much regarding

gazee says: September 5, 2014

Just really practical

Marcela says: September 7, 2014

I'd like to know how much it costs, and where I can buy it. Thanks

Alghe says: October 14, 2014

Hi, is MOBEN already on the market ? I m in the Uk.

Enamul says: October 15, 2014

Is it available in Dhaka, Bangladesh market? What is the price for it?

goody says: October 26, 2014

it,s very very good, I am interested if you need a distributor in Saudi Arabia

Benny says: December 18, 2014

I want this portable food container. How buy it?

Liamara says: February 11, 2015

Hi! Where I can buy it?

    maricela Faraco says: June 9, 2015

    Where I can buy it?

Nini Prom says: June 1, 2016

When is it coming out or is it already out? Anyone!
Please forward website of link. I hope it’s not just an awesome idea …. This is really a lunch game changer. I really need this….

    Tuvie says: June 2, 2016

    We haven't heard any update about this project, it's safe to assume it's only a concept

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