Thursday, July 10, 2014

**UPDATE COOLEST COOLER 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler

Coolest is another product revamped and upgraded to the extreme! This is the cooler we have all been waiting for, with built in led lights for the inside, the party doesn't have to stop when it gets dark! Bigger wheels give it more versatility and let it roll on many different surfaces. A built in blender makes it a must have at any barbecue or day at the beach, blend your own drinks and no need to plug it in with the built in battery that can charge your mobile devices as well. If you decide to back them, please leave a comment on their campaigns comment page that you found their project through , Thank you.

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This project, OUR project, has already broken crowdfunding records and is on track to break them all, so whatever you're doing to share this project keep it up!
STRECH GOALS:  My goals and highest hopes have already been met.  Here's what you'll have on YOUR COOLEST:
1. COLORS!  You want 'em you get 'em.  My professional color goddess friend Dawn Rae has come up with several amazing options we're mocking up now.  You'll get to help choose in the next update!
2. Bigger, Badder Wheels:  Short of spinner rims and chrome spokes I'll pull all stops to make this the smoothest rolling cooler on the planet!
3. Solar Charger:  Can't PROMISE this one yet as I don't have final cost numbers yet, but I'm working on it!  I am in Portland after all.
4. ???  :)
Thanks so much!

COOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler -- Kicktraq Mini

The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.

A 21st Century Cooler? It's about time!

Regular coolers are boring, break easily and are a hassle to haul around just to carry the ice. The COOLEST cooler is 60 quarts of AWESOME packed with so much fun you'll look for excuses to get outside more often.
Maybe you want to use the built-in ice crushing blender to whip up some margaritas or smoothies on your next boat trip or tailgate?
Maybe you just want to always have music on hand with the waterproof bluetooth speaker or want to recharge your electronics with the built in USB charger?
What else?


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Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a cold blended cocktail or smoothie.  The 18 volt ice-crushing beast built into the COOLEST will power through more than 6 gallons of blended goodness on a single charge.


If life is supposed to be a party, then you better bring the music. You’re gathered around the cooler anyway, but now you can DJ the music right from your phone or Bluetooth-enabled device directly to your COOLEST. Just turn your phone on, match it with the COOLEST speaker, and rock out with your bad self.

                        USB CHARGER

 Since you’ve got that 18 volt battery for the blender, why not get the most out of it? Maybe your camera battery is low or maybe you have an iPhone you just want to use after 3:00 in the afternoon... Re-charge your gear wherever you are with the waterproof USB charger.

                          LED LID LIGHT

The party doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down, and you shouldn’t have to freeze your fingers searching endlessly for your favorite drink.  The COOLEST has unbreakable lights embedded in the lid so you easily find what you’re looking for with the push of a button.

                       GEAR TIE-DOWN

Carrying your gear to and from your destination is a hassle, and your old cooler isn’t doing you any favors.
The COOLEST's locking tie-downs are like having a roof-rack on your cooler so three trips can be done in one. Easily secure your lawn chairs, blankets, towels, toys, fishing tackle, or grill.

                         BEACH TIRES

One of the worst unintended workouts can be had by trying to drag a conventional cooler through a sandy beach.  The COOLEST wheels are twice as wide so they roll easily and don't sink in.

               ESSENTIAL STORAGE

There are certain essentials you need for any outdoor gathering so why not have a built in cubby to store them?  The COOLEST has storage for a half dozen reusable plastic plates, which also double as a cutting board for the ceramic rust-proof pairing knife.  

                SPLIT LID and DIVIDER

The COOLEST has a split lid design so you can get access to ice for the blender without letting too much warm air in.  This also lets you keep your cups in the cup holders so you don't have to put everything on the ground just to grab another cold drink.
The split lid design and removable divider give you some great packing options.  You can keep your cocktail ice separate from your regular ice. Or you could put ice only on one side, pull the drain plug and the other side becomes a totally dry refrigerator, perfect for keeping sandwiches and any other perishable food cool and dry.

                       BOTTLE OPENER

How many hours of your life have been wasted or teeth chipped because someone walked off with the bottle opener.  My grandpa's cooler had a bottle opener and so does the COOLEST.


I’m always looking to maximize my fun when I get together with my family and friends. That’s why I am so passionate about the COOLEST. I invent lots of things, but other than my Jello-shot catapult very few have brought so much fun to my life. ;)
I know firsthand how much fun it is to have a cooler with speakers, and a portable blender for beachside margaritas, because I built myself one of each around ten years ago. Last year I reexamined these well-loved creations and realized just how much room for improvement there was. 

What's next?
I have manufactured and brought other products to market, but for a project of this size and complexity I'll be using a pool of experts in the field to make sure the COOLEST lives up to it’s name.
The professional sourcing company I've partnered with has manufactured other coolers, as well as high tech gear. They have an experienced team in the field to assist with quality control, shipping and and other logistics. 
We want you to have your COOLEST as soon as possible. Here’s our plan to achieve that:
  • July/August: Make lots of new Kickstarter friends, execute manufacturing agreements/standards
  • September:Finalize the engineering and prototype iterations and place the tooling orders
  • October:  Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components
  • November: Part qualification and pre-production builds, pilot production, quality assurance and product validation
  • December: Begin manufacturing for the injection molded and blow-molded parts
  • January/February: Finalize the assembly and shipment process and begin fulfillment

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  1. Can we get them in a bigger size??

    1. I asked the same question, however for now its only one size.