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Gadget Freak Review: The Coolest Cooler; Rotating Wireless Charger

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Cabe Atwell
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Geez
Cabe Atwell   7/24/2014 7:39:23 PM
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$7 million! Geez. Such a simple idea... prepare for the deluge of copy cats.

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The Coolest Cooler
Daniyal_Ali   7/25/2014 1:16:16 AM
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Great product. The coolest cooler is really pretty cool. The only flaw i find is the method of charging it's batteries. They should have integrated alternative options for charging the battery; they only have charging through car and wall for now.
Imagine if one goes on a picnic, parks his car somewhere, and goes for a hike to a mountain for camping, the battery would have no source of charging.

Add a solar panel. Maybe?

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Re: The Coolest Cooler
fredsay   7/25/2014 8:38:24 AM
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Lots of inexpensive solar car battery chargers available. Should be a breeze for readers of this blog to hook one up to the cooler for charging it in the wild.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: The Coolest Cooler
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/28/2014 2:26:08 PM
Maybe Solar makes sense.  On the other hand, maybe just use replaceable alkaline batteries for the BT speaker.  Because what do you call a cooler that needs to be plugged in-?  A refrigerator.

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Re: The Coolest Cooler
far911   7/30/2014 11:46:20 AM
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Wel narrated Jim. .. Of course plugged in switch will make it a refrigerator.

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Re: Geez
a.saji   7/25/2014 6:44:04 AM
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@Cabe: Well even if it's a simple idea the price tag is not simple at all. 

far911
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far911   7/26/2014 2:19:40 PM
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True.

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RICKZ28   7/25/2014 2:09:21 PM
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Being a bit of a cooler guy, since I have about a dozen ice coolers of various sizes for what I may need for any given event, I think this cooler is a great idea.  I tend to pack everything I can into my cooler of choice for convenience, including bottle opener and cups.  I prefer the hinged flip-open tops/lids, especially when more compartments are built into the lid.  I use a cooler for most events I attend, such as music concerts, sporting events, beach parties, pool, house parties, and also all overnight trips.

Although the article says "essentially a party on wheels", I don't see the wheels or a pull handle.  Wheels and pull handle on coolers is the best idea since sliced bread.  Coolers packed with ice and drinks can be very heavy, and why carry when it can be pulled (just like modern luggage).  I usually pull my cooler on wheels to my hotel room so I have my cold drinks ready, and to re-supply the ice at the hotel ice machine.

With the built-in speaker, that's one less item to bring separately.  I hope the speaker and electronics are environmentally protected since coolers are typically used outdoors in tough conditions, such as beach parties where there is much sand and salty moist air.

Certainly the copy-cats will come out with their versions, but that's competition for better products and competitive pricing.

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NadineJ   7/28/2014 1:20:23 AM
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RickZ28-check out the video on kickstarter.  It will answer all of your questions.  The wheels and handle are in the back with the USB port.  They hose it down in video, no problem.

No wonder so many people want one.  It has everything but a kitchen sink...seriously!

Impressive product.

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Re: Geez
NadineJ   7/28/2014 1:10:50 AM
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That's very true Cabe.  Nothing is certain but death, taxes and copycats!

But is this Gadget Freak worthy??  Maybe there should be a new category - Crowdfunded

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   7/29/2014 2:21:16 AM
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Nadine,

I am actually going to copy the cooler.. for a Raspberry Pi powered project!

BAM... copy cat already!

C

Daniyal_Ali
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Switch
Daniyal_Ali   7/25/2014 1:52:34 AM
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I love the Switch. Not only is the design unique and beautiful, but it also serves as a stand for the phone and tablets. Most of the times when watching a movie or a video we don't want to hold the phone or tablet for such a long time. The switch could come in handy, as not only will it be your stand, but also charge the tablet while you are watching a movie, hence the battery will be fully charged once you finish.

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Re: Switch
j-allen   7/25/2014 9:21:46 AM
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I also built a phone stand out of a renewable material that is light, strong and easy to work.  It also has a low dielectric constant (about 2 - 3) so as not to interfere with the phone's internal antenna.  Let me recall the name of that remarkable composite?  Oh yes--Wood. 

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Re: Switch
far911   7/27/2014 2:42:36 AM
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Daniyal that is very true that holding phone or tablet does get annoying so the design of phone charger with stand is really handy and its movement upto 180 degree makes it more convinient, and as u stated u can use tab or phone on the charger and the battery remains full.

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Re: Switch
AnandY   7/30/2014 6:38:37 AM
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@far911: Simply put, the Switch is a very well made move. Using the phone while tilted is oddly satisfying because then you can do tasks that you cannot otherwise do while holding the phone in an upright position. I think this model should be bought by the leading phone manufacturers offering wireless charging docks.

far911
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Re: Switch
far911   7/30/2014 11:43:39 AM
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I guess ur assessment is rite or may be the top companies will follow the said design.

AnandY
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Rotating Wireless charger
AnandY   7/30/2014 6:38:31 AM
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The rotating wireless charger is simply ingenious. I wonder why nobody thought of that before. It seriously becomes a hassle when you cannot watch movies on your phone while charging it on the wireless charging dock. That cooler is the coolest I?ve ever seen. Not only is it practical, but also it has some of the satisfying bits (like the waterproof Bluetooth device and waterproof USB) and not only that, it packs a bottle opener as well! It?s a total win.

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