Want A Cooler With A Built-In Blender, Bluetooth, And More? ‘Coolest Cooler’ Sets Kickstarter Record

By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – If the Coolest Cooler becomes reality, owners of the multi-faceted cooler will be the envy of tailgaters, parrotheads,  fraternity brothers picnickers and cabin owners everywhere.

The cooler concept – complete with a built-in rechargeable 18-volt, ice crushing blender; a removable waterproof Bluetooth speaker and USB charger – was posted on the fundraiser website Kickstarter, with a goal of raising $50,000.

As of Friday, the 60-quart cooler project raised more than $11.7 million from 57,000 donors.

The portable party is the brainchild of inventor Ryan Grepper, who said in his YouTube video described his redesign of the 50-year-old cooler as I wanted a cooler that was really well-built yet had so much fun built into I would look for excuses to get outside and enjoy it.” and use it.”

The cooler – which is an alternative to carrying a wide-array of items to the beach or other outdoor events – also features:

  • An LED lid light embedded in the lid to make it easier to find items in the cooler at night,
  • Gear tie down bungees,
  • Cooler divider/cutting board,
  • Extra wide, easy rolling tires,
  • Integrated storage for plates and knife,
  • And a bottle opener.

Donations to the Kickstarter campaign can be made through Friday. Those who give to the campaign can receive a variety of rewards for their donations. A $5 donation will get their names written on Grepper’s Coolest, while $185 will get donors a cooler once it goes into production.

The previous Kickstarter record was $10.26 for the Pebble smart watch, according to CBS.

According to the Kickstarter page, the Coolest Cooler may go into production in December and may be shipped by February.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!
Daily J

Watch & Listen