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By Larry Shew
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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

THE “COLDEST COOLER”  

The Coldest Cooler is a Stainless Steel Koozie that functions as a “Ice Cooler” for your beverage. Unlike other Koozies on the market, the Coldest Cooler uses Ice and Ice Water to lower and maintain the temperature of your drink! 

How important is the temperature of your Beverage, just ask any “Beer Drinker” and they will tell you, "Beer is meant to be served cold"! The profile of a beer flavor is built upon the forces of hot and cold as heat magnifies certain flavor components while cold subdues them. As beer becomes warmer, the beer becomes less tasty. The clock begins ticking the moment that beer is removed from the Ice Cooler and if you don’t hurry, you will lose out on that perfect flavor flavor in just a few minutes.

What is amazing is over 274 million can beverages are consumed every day and people are still using the cheap, foam koozies to wrap around their can beverages in a futile attempt at keeping their drinks cold. The bottom-line, the traditional Koozie can maintain the temperature of a 12oz. beverage but for only a short time. Using a Koozie to keep your beverage temperatures icy cold is not the answer. 

Thankfully, the technology for Koozies has advanced over the years making it possible to maintain the temperature of a beverage for longer periods of time, regardless of how the sun is bearing on you while fishing or playing golf. 

The “Coldest Cooler” is the latest, greatest, best-ever in Koozies for your drink. The Coldest Cooler was created for the Sportsman, Adventurer, and everyday person who enjoys being outdoors. Now everyone can enjoy drinking an ice-cold beverage while enjoying an adventure outdoors. 

Countless hours of designing, testing and re-testing have led to the creation of  the "Coldest Cooler".

 THIS IS THE "COLDEST COOLER" 

Made from two layers of Stainless Steel and is vacuum sealed to achieve outstanding ice retention.  The Coldest Cooler will keep ice intact for over 12 hours (with a cold beverage).

THIS IS A "COOZIE CUBE"

A large solid Ice Cube. The Coozie Cube is the secret to the lowering and maintaining of the temperature of your drink.

The Coozie Cube is sized and shaped to fit perfectly at the bottom of any 12oz. beverage can. The direct contact of the Coozie Cube with the bottom surface area of the beverage can will allow maximum conduction and as a result, the temperature of the beverage inside the can is lowered and maintained.

 THIS IS A "COOZIE CUBE ICE TRAY" 

With it you can make an endless number of Coozie Cubes for family, friends, and you.  The Coozie Cubes Ice Tray is made of Silicone, making the Coozie Cubes easier to remove.

What makes the Coldest Cooler unique and different from other stainless steel tumblers on the market is the special "Ice Chamber".   The Ice Chamber is located at the bottom of the Coldest Cooler and is designed to hold one Coozie Cube. The Coldest Cooler features a special ledge (at the bottom of the can) that keeps the 12oz. can from dropping down as the ice melt.

Using the Coldest Cooler is simple!

 

First, remove one "Coozie Cube" from the Freezer or Ice Cooler and drop it in the Ice Chamber at the bottom of the Coldest Cooler.

Next add your cold 12oz. beverage and screw down the special leak free lid.  

The lid features a rubber gasket that prevents the ice water from the Coozie Cube from leaking out!  

You are now ready to kick back and enjoy you cold beverage!

About Us:

Our motivation to create the Coldest Cooler was fueled by our love for icy cold drinks. The idea was to design a Koozie that was simple, efficient and affordable.  We wanted the Coldest Cooler to be unlike any Koozie on the market, capable of lowering and maintaining the temperatures of the beverage.  .

Nothing is more frustrating than stepping away from your cold beverage to return 15 minutes later to find your drink is warm and undrinkable.  This is the number one reason why you find so many half filled beers at a outdoor party at the end of the day. 

The problem is how to keep those cold temperatures at the bottom of your drink as cold as the top half.

We set out to make sure that nobody ever has to endure another warm beer or beverage in their lifetime. Our focus was to create the most efficient Tumbler with outstanding ice retention.   Within our new tumbler we created a special space for a cooling core. It became clear almost from the start that Ice and Ice water would be used as our cooling source. After only two months of testing and re-testing the Coldest Cooler was born featuring a special "Ice Chamber" and using ice and ice water as the cooling core.

The Coldest Cooler and the Coozie Cube working together, keeping your beverage cold for over 12 hours.  We poured our hearts into creating this great new product and we're looking to leverage Kickstarter to spread the good word!

Coozie Cubes vs Plastic Ice Cube (Ice pack)

We wanted to fully investigate all options when selecting the Cooling Core for our new product.  We knew there are several plastic "Ice Cubes" (filled with Gel)  on the market.  The Plastic Ice Cubes like the Coozie Cube are designed to fit perfectly under any standard 12oz. beverage can.   We decided to purchase the Plastic Ice Cubes so we could test them and find out which would be better for our Coldest Cooler. 

The first thing we noticed was the Coozie Cube was larger in size than a typical Plastic Ice Cube.  The second thing we noticed was how much colder the Coozie Cube was to hold compared with the Plastic Ice Cube.

TEST #1:

Our first test was to determine which would lower the temperature of a 12oz. beverage that had a temperature of 75 degrees.  Both the Plastic Ice Cube and the Coozie Cube were placed in the freezer for 4 hours. Using two of our new Coldest Cooler, we placed one of each into the Coldest Cooler. The outside temperature was 80 degrees and the temperature sensor was set one inch from the bottom of both 12oz. beverage cans.  

After one hour the test results were as follows:

1)   The Coldest Cooler with the "Plastic Ice Cube" had a temperature drop of 6 degrees (Temperature was 69 degrees) 

2)   The Coldest Cooler with the "Coozie Cube" had a temperature drop of 29 degrees) (Temperature was 46 degrees).

The Coozie Cube lowered the temperature 5 times better than the Plastic Ice Cube.  The reason the Coozie Cube outperformed the Plastic Ice Cube is simple. The fluid is encased in "plastic" and plastic is more of a insulator than a conductor.  The Coozie Cube being solid ice is by far a better conductor and perfect as the Cooling Core within the Coldest Cooler.

As you can see, we are focused on making the "Coldest Cooler" the best Koozie on the market.  So jump on board and be part of our new club, the "Coolest Coldest Cooler Club". We believe the Coldest Cooler will be the last Koozie you will ever need!

 

The "Coolest Coldest Cooler Club" t-shirt!

What better way to show off your membership by wearing the official T-Shirt identifying  you as a member of the Coolest Coldest Cooler Club"

Coldest Cooler:  Limited Edition

All the Coldest Cooler Tumblers will have the "Coldest Cooler" logo stamped on the tumbler.  As part of the logo a special "star" symbol will be added to identify the tumbler as being part of the First Production Run. These tumblers are part of a limited edition and the logo will be eliminated and replace with a new logo after the Kickstarter Campaign. The star will not be part of any future sales.  Congratulation, you are now part of the Coldest Cooler history.   Thank you!

Funding:

To make the "Coldest Cooler" a reality, we need your help to cover the expenses of materials and tooling on the magnitude of a large-scale operation.

With the help of the Kickstarter Community, we will be able to pay the one-time cost of tooling and purchase the bulk quantities needed for our first production run.  We are ready to take the final step and your support will play a critical part in getting the Coldest Cooler on the market! 

Please support our campaign and back us.

Warranty:

When you back our project, you are helping bring the Coldest Cooler to life.  In exchange for your support, we will be sending you a "reward" as a gift.  Unfortunately, no Warranty will be given on any reward.  However, we will make sure that the workmanship and quality of your reward is the best possible.

Shipping Details:

Shipping cost is not included in the pledge amount.  We are trying to produce the Coldest Cooler at the most reasonable price and we will make every effort to get the best shipping price possible.  We will search for the cheapest shipping charges available.

Please be aware:  We cannot control or eliminate duties, custom fees and shipping cost to your Country.  Please note that shipping to any country outside the United States and Canada may be delayed or cancelled depending on the feasibility of local import regulations.  In a case of cancellation we will refund your pledge.

Fulfillment:

Its important that we deliver you the Coldest Cooler on time and in perfect condition.  We feel we have addressed all potential issues and that scheduled date for delivery of the Coldest Cooler is realistic.  The moment we receive the product in our warehouse, we will be ready to ship it out to you.

My goal is simple, create a solution for keeping your beverage cold and share it with the world. I wanted to establish the world’s first “Koozie” Club for anyone who uses koozies as a way to keep their beer or beverage cold! 

 As a member of the "Coolest Coldest Cooler Club", you will be the first to be updated on the Coldest Cooler and other products that will be offered by our company.   What better way for you and your fellow beer drinker to share the important things in life like keeping your beer cold. 

Support the Coldest Cooler and you automatically become a member free. T-Shirts and Hats with our special logo will be available for purchase at a special lower price.

TIME LINE  

MARCH-APRIL 2017…................….… DESIGN AND ENGINEERING  

APRIL-MAY 2017……….....…………... REFINE THE DESIGN  

JUNE 2017………................................. FINAL PHOTO-TYPE 

AUGUST -SEPTEMBER………………. KICKSTARTER FUNDING

OCTOBER..........................…………….. TOOLING

NOVEMBER………………………………MANUFACTURING

DECEMBER……………………………...SHIPPING OF PRODUCT 

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Risks and challenges

The risk and potential challenges to this project have been minimized as much as possible in advance. I’ve been working with our factory’s engineers to productionize the design. The overseas manufacture partner we’ve engaged for this project is a trusted company, in business for more than a decade.

Our pre-production prototypes are completed and we have successfully tested the product. Any adjustments will be for the benefit of you, the consumer and we will let you know exactly what and why any are made. We will work hard to meet the timeline for delivery of our new product to you. However, things sometimes go awry that can’t be planned for, a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause delay. We will be working with manufacturers to minimize and prevent this from happening.

We have spent the past two years of research and development solely into crafting an amazing new product. We have done our best to refine and minimize the risks before launching this campaign, in all possible ways. There is always a possibility of unforeseen events that could impact the production timeline during large scale manufacturing. We will be transparent to our supporters and honor the quality and expectations set for.

We will make sure to keep you updated along the production process. And every effort will be made to deliver the best possible product, quickly and on schedule.

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    "Coolest Coldest Cooler Club"

    You are now a member of the "Coolest Coldest Cooler Club" and as a member you will receive updates on the Coldest Cooler and all new and future products.

    On behalf of our the Coldest Cooler, Thank You for your support!

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    Early Bird Special

    1 - Coldest Coozie Tumbler
    1 - Coozie Cube Ice Tray (3 Coozie Cubes)

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    The" Coldest Coozie" just for you!

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    For you and your best friend!

    37% off Retail Price

    2 - Coldest Coozie Tumblers
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