Our modern world is in the process of making everything high tech. Even something as simple as coolers. A Kickstarter campaign that aimed to raise $50,000 for the production of the "Coolest Cooler" has exceeded all expectations, bringing in $4,819,434 with 45 days still left to go.
This cooler is jam packed with features you didn't know you needed. (Built in blender, anyone?). Here's what else it has to offer:
- 18v Battery Powered Rechargeable Blender
- Removable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
- USB Charger
- LED Lid Light
- Gear Tie-Down
- Cooler Divider/Cutting Board
- Extra Wide Easy Rolling Tires
- Integrated Storage for Plates and Knife
- Bottle Opener
The cooler was temporarily available for $165 (only for fifty lucky backers) and the regular price on the Kickstarter puts it at $185. The retail price will be a bit higher at $299. While that might seem pricey, that isn't too shabby for such a jam packed cooler. Especially when you consider this Igloo cooler of the same size is $83, a set of waterproof bluetooth speakers are around $20 (though higher end models cost about $100), and a cordless blender is just over $200.
While it looks like the perfect summer staple, it won't be available for this year's outings. Right now, final engineering is set for September, and manufacturing is set to begin in December. Final assembly and shipment is set for January and February, respectively.
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