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A thermal insulator that keeps your cold drinks cold and your hot geek cred hot!

A thermal insulator that keeps your cold drinks cold and your hot geek cred hot! Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 25, 2013.

About this project

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project. I have been the managing director at Strine, Ltd for the past 10 years manufacturing new products in China and this is one of the most fun concepts we have come up with. The project is simple, fun and we hope you like it.

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Media

"Retro is cool. Old Macs are cool. A retro vintage Mac-looking cooler is cooler still....Your typical beach bunnies and sand studs probably won't pay this cooler much mind, but it should elicit excitement from the people you actually want to impress: your fellow geeks."

"...this adorably retro Mac-shapped box is called the MaCool and it's begging to hold your cold beverages."

"...this is one of the (ahem) cooler Kickstarters we’ve seen recently...."

"...While you can’t play any rounds of The Oregon Trail on it, it makes for a pretty sweet drink holster."

 "As an added bonus, it’s guaranteed never to eat your 3.5″ floppy disks."

"...Seriously, this is a cool Kickstarter, and I’ve already put in my pledge...."

When we took the MaCool prototype around the city to show people, they were instantly intrigued and wanted to check it out. Many people got it instantly; however, some people appeared as though they had no idea what it was. We believe these people were suffering from HIDS (Historical Iconic Disassociation Syndrome; the temporary laps of memory to intentionally forget all relevant historical, iconic things, to make the other person feel old :)

Apple Store, Shanghai

A Look Inside

Size:  

13” x 9” x 12.5” Tall

332mm x 230mm x 317.5mm Tall

Capacity:

It can hold up to 8 drink and ice comfortably.

Color:

Beige (PMS 7500C)

Weight:

3.75 Lbs, 1.7 KG

How The Funds Will Be Used:

The money we receive will be used towards:

  • Opening the molds needed to make the MaCool. 
  • Paying for production of the goods. 
  • Factory visits to ensure the quality control is looked after.
  • Getting the goods from the factory door to your door.

The Technology

1-Outer shell and Lid- These parts are made from blow molded HDPE plastic to give the product the most protection against the sun and rigorous use

2-Inner bucket/liner- This part is vacuum formed from HIPS Plastic

3-Handel- Injection molding made from PP plastic

4-Insulation layer- High quality PU expansion foam for maximum insulation. We have spared no-expense to ensure your cold beverages stay cold. And for our Arctic backers, your hot soup will stay hot!

5-Screen Label (sticker) - a resin based high gloss sealant is used to form a thin glass like layer over a printer piece of artwork to give this part the feeling that it is glass.

Production Schedule:

MaCool Timeline
MaCool Timeline

Container Maximization

Master Carton (Shipping Box)

Estimated quantities that will fit into a 20ft container

THE LEGAL STUFF

Apple, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., no endorsement implied. 

This is a thermal drink cooler box. Apple's, expired, ornamental design patent was for a computer housing. This is a parody.

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Risks and challenges

We have helped 100's of inventors manufacture their products so we have first hand experience in what it takes to document, communicate and deliver great quality products on time. Our pledge to you, is that we will do everything in our power to keep the project on schedule and keep our backers informed. If you have any specific questions please feel free to email me.

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Rewards

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    You want to bask in the glory of the 80's and relive the moment on a shoe string; shoe string not included!

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    7 backers
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Happy Screen Decal.

    This high quality decal (sticker) makes anything look like it's a real screen with its thick glassy like characteristics.

    The adhesive used on this decal is seriously sticky and very heat resistant so it will stay firmly in place under extreme weather and drinking conditions.

    Size:
    8.27" x 4.72"
    210mm x 121mm

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    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Folder Screen Decal.

    This high quality decal (sticker) makes anything look like it's a real screen with its thick glassy like characteristics.

    The adhesive used on this decal is seriously sticky and very heat resistant so it will stay firmly in place under extreme weather and drinking conditions.

    Size:
    8.27" x 4.72"
    210mm x 121mm

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    0 backers
  4. All gone!

    Pledge $39 or more About $39 USD

    The Tech Scout! You are driven and dedicated to being the early adapter! And for that, you get a big, wholesome, savings! You get the MaCool and both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate.

    Delivery: Middle of October 2013.

    Thanks for jumping on board early.

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    All gone! 100 backers
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40 USD

    China Backers- If you live in China or Hong Kong.

    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate. Delivery: Middle of September 2013. Thanks for your support :)

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    0 backers
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $59 or more About $59 USD

    You are the proud owner of 1 Macool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate.

    Delivery: Middle of October 2013.

    Thanks for your support :)

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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 18 backers
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $59 or more About $59 USD

    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate.

    Delivery: End Of October 2013.

    Thanks for your support :)

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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 5 backers
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $69 or more About $69 USD

    Australian Backers Only.
    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate. Delivery: End Of October 2013. Thanks for your support :)

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    2 backers
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    Pledge $70 or more About $70 USD

    Japan Backers only!

    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate. Delivery: End Of October 2013. Thanks for your support :)

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    3 backers
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    Pledge $159 or more About $159 USD

    International Backers. Shipping 1 unit using Fedex costs on average $100.00 to ship it anywhere in the world. so + the 59.00 = $159.00.

    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate. Estimated Delivery: End Of October 2013. We will ship anywhere FedEx delivers in the world. Thanks for your support :)

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
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    Pledge $250 or more About $250 USD

    Can't Wait, Gotta Have This ASAP.

    The first 5-105 Units from production will get packed up and shipped anywhere in the world Via Fedex.

    You are the proud owner of 1 MaCool, plus, you get both decals (Happy Decal and Folder Decal). You will need to apply 1 decal on the cooler yourself and stick the other one anywhere you feel appropriate. Delivery: Middle of September 2013. Thanks for your support :)

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer

Funding period

- (15 days)