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$3,950
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 3 2014 6:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

As seen on TV! http://www.nbc15.com/home - Scroll down to the right and click on the video link under AM Webcasts.

This remote control cooler, called the Rover, includes awesome features, some of which have never been seen before in a cooler! 

  • Holds 30 cans with 10 lbs of ice – 60 lb total capacity (but don’t ride it!)
  • AATV (Almost All-Terrain Vehicle) – runs on pavement, grass, and packed sand
  • Remote controlled - Multi-Speed, Forward/Reverse, Left/Right over a 200-foot range
  • SUPER Cold! Foamed insulation like high-end coolers to keep beverages cold up to three days!
  • Rock the Party! Powerful speakers with auxiliary input
  • LED Headlights to light your way to the Party!
  • Licensed Rovers include all NFL and MLB teams, plus more than 100 colleges
  • Need a place to set your drink? Dual built-in cup holders
  • More Power! Heavy duty rechargeable battery with listed 100-240V input power supply.
  • Roto-molded construction provides impact and fade resistance and long life
  • Easy to drain - Threaded plug to empty without tipping or turning the cooler over
  • Designed, molded and assembled in the USA
  • Patents pending
    We created and have been refining the Rover design for the past year with patents pending. Through an early relationship with Pepsi, we were able to have some initial sales and work out limited production capability. Now with our NFL, MLB, and more than 100 College (see FAQ for list of colleges currently available) licensing deals in hand, we want to move full throttle into the marketplace.

Your contribution will help us evolve from producing the Rovers in a limited scale, which typically takes three to four weeks from time of purchase, to tooling up a full manufacturing system, which will churn out the Rovers in just five to ten days.

We are manufacturing in Wisconsin. Assuming we hit our funding goal, we will be able to produce the Rovers and have a limited quantity shipped in time for the holidays, with the remainder being shipped early next year, after we tool up our new production.

Drives Over Almost Any Terrain

Rugged 9” wheels with chromed hubcaps and 3 different speeds allow the Rover to easily navigate over almost any terrain.

Keeps Things SUPER Cold!

The cooler walls are foam filled with 1.5" of insulation just like the most expensive (think expedition grade) coolers to keep your beverages cold for up to three days.

Plays Music

Leave the boombox at home!  The Rover has an auxiliary input to plug in your audio device, allowing you to crank up all of your favorite music, tailgating songs or even listen to the play-by-play of the big game. The dual water resistant automotive quality 10W 3” speakers ensure it's loud enough for all your friends and family (and probably your neighbors) to enjoy!

Haul Your Beverages With Ease

It will hold a full 30 cans or 24 bottles plus ice. You can even bungee chairs and other gear to the top for a maximum load of up to 60 pounds. Don’t lug your cooler – drive it!

Dual Cup Holders

Of course you need a place to put your drinks while you party! Two cup holders molded right into the top of the Rover.

Long Lasting / Durable Construction

The Rover is Roto-molded which provides impact and fade resistance and ensures your cooler will enjoy a long life. The Rover will run for up to 3 hours (continuous operation) on a charge which will get you through an entire day of grilling or tailgating. The sealed lead acid battery is rechargeable hundreds of times for many years of serious ourdoor party adventures.

Built-in Headlights

Bright LED headlights allow you to light the way with your Rover to keep the party going well into the evening. 

Easy to Use Remote Control

Hit any button to bring your Rover to life. Intuitive control to turn left or right, forward and reverse. You can select from 3 speeds to match your terrain. Gear down to slow speed for hills and rough terrain and fast speed for cruising on pavement.

Licensed Rovers ($299 Reward)

Show off your team spirit with a FANtastic ROVER!  We have a license for every NFL and MLB team and over 100 college teams. You will be the absolute HIT of your tailgate party!

Non-logo, non-licensed Rover ($249 reward) is available in 13 Colors!

Coming Soon!

Have the coolest advertising around for your business, support your local school, community organization, fire or police department with a customized Rover in one of 13 colors with your own logo. Soon you will be able to add flags, license plates and more!!

Don't go to the party, bring the party to you! Help us ramp up production and be one of the first to drive a ROVER through Kickstarter Today!


Timeline

In the Beginning

It starts with a concept and then eventually becomes reality.  Here are our first sketches and drawings of the Rover. We thought you'd enjoy seeing them.

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing
We have successfully launched small scale Rover production and have worked out many technical challenges over the last year, which bodes well for full scale manufacturing. We have a strong manufacturing partner that has plenty of space available to us to grow.

Product and Features
We will continue to refine the design based on manufacturability and incremental features. Your Rover may vary slightly from the photos and there may be additional features added over time.

Supply Chain and Delivery
The roto-molding and assembly is in the US, but some of the components (wheels, electronics) come from overseas partners. We have successfully set up our sourcing partners and ordered parts but there is an inherent supply chain risk when working with third party suppliers which can affect timing.

Any pledge amount will help us get closer to our goal of having a Rover at every Cookout, Picnic and Tailgate Party! Or simply tell a friend you think would be interested by sharing our page.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    You're Cool! Rover says thanks for being a believer. He'll make sure your name is listed as a supporter on his website.

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    Even Cooler! Thank you for your support! Rover will send you a t-shirt. Shipping included for the continental United States.

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    You're the Coolest! Thank you for helping us ramp up the Rover for success. Rover sends you a t-shirt and a hat. Shipping included for the continental United States.

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    HOLIDAY DELIVERY Limited Edition ROVER! Get your very own Rover! Choose from 10 colors. Shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. A unique gift for someone special (or yourself).

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    JANUARY DELIVERY TAILGATERS Delight in time for the Super Bowl! Get your very own Rover! Choose from 10 colors. Shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. Bragging rights included at no additional charge.

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    MARCH DELIVERY ROVER Spring Adventurer! Get your very own Rover! Choose from 10 colors. Shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. Just in time for Opening Day and the summer cookout season.

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    The FANtastic ROVER in time for the HOLIDAYS! Claim your super fan status with the ultimate licensed tailgate and party cooler. Choose from your favorite NFL or MLB team or more than 100 Collegiate teams, shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. For that sports fan on your shopping list (or better yet, for YOU).

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    JANUARY DELIVERY The FANtastic ROVER in time for the Super Bowl! For the ultimate in bowl watching fun. Choose from your favorite NFL or MLB team or more than 100 Collegiate teams, shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. Being the envy of your fellow fans included with this purchase.

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    MARCH DELIVERY The Spring FANtastic ROVER! For opening day or your backyard party - you will be the talk of the town! Choose from your favorite NFL or MLB team or more than 100 Collegiate teams, shipping included in the continental US. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded. Tailgaters and cookouts will never be the same!.

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    DECEMBER DELIVERY BEHIND THE ROVER! Package includes any two regular or licensed rovers, PLUS an hour-long online session with the creative team who designed and engineered the Rover right here in the USA! We'll discuss your ideas for future Rovers and tell you about other great new inventions we have cooking in the lab. Your Rovers come signed by the team and will be added to the Rover Wall of Fame with pictures of you and your Rovers' adventure! This package also includes a Rover t-shirt, hat and free shipping within the continental United States. International shipping will be calculated after we are funded.

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Funding period

- (30 days)