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Right on then man. I just thought you said something about not being able to use it until next year. My point was just if you want to test the coolest to make sure it functions as it should, there are ways of using it between now and next summer. But like I said, to each their own
@Frank - I never said that it would only be used one week out of the year, I am saying that it will be used HEAVILY (put to the test) one week during the year. If I am on my porch with friends I can use my fridge to keep drinks cold, blender plugged into the wall, and radio plugged into the wall for music.
Maybe it's been said, maybe not, but does anyone know if there will be separate warranty for the speaker, battery, and blender? Also I remember reading something about some kind of option to replace damaged parts due to drunken accidents. Curious to know if they still plan to go ahead with that and how much it will cost for that accident protection.
How about multiple porch nights then. Or tailgating, random BBQs with family and friends, fight parties, day trips to the beach or lake. Only using the coolest one week out of the year? To each their own I guess.
@Phil one night on a porch vs a full week of camping and going to the beach is the difference between "testing" and "putting it to the test"
@Robert. I liked the way you substitute the word "Frank" to replace any "4 lettered word" I think this is a trend that might just catch on and spread world wide
Ex. He is such a Franking frankhole.
WOW! Been traveling for a while and not looked at the posts for a while. Nice to see all is as usual and thank Frank has an opinion about everything and still believes that everyone cares about his comments. Frank just shut the @&)" up. Please!
Does nobody have a porch they can sit on with buddies one night and have cool beverages, Bluetooth music, and otherwise test it?
I have been holding out hope since I first backed that I would have it by mid July for our camping trip, but now I think I am finally accepting (not happily) the fact that I will have to wait another year to use it. The warranty will probably be up by the time it gets put to the test the first time next year.
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@David. Neither; i was backing a kickstarter project to get a cooler.
Even though we haven't had another update yet, I notice that the countdown has moved along another notch....
@Jason Hayes, there was a update 4 or 5 days ago. Before that a update was sent on the 8th I think. Both were pretty nice
Notice I said "get" it. Not "buy" it.
An update would be nice.
@Phil, it looks like we may have lost one too though. On the FAQ page it says a car adapter is "in the works". I may be wrong, but I thought that was part of the original offer. Not a big deal to me as I already have an converter, but FYI.
So, you were actually buying a product and not really funding a dream?
I'll be honest. As intrigued as I am by the whole process, I really couldn't care less what happens to the coolest brand after I get my cooler. I'd like to see it succeed and wish them the best but at the end of the day it doesn't matter to me
Either way that igloo looks like junk. I think 485$ is a good price to start out and test the market. It makes more sense to start on the high side and lower the price in the future if it is not selling well. Should be interesting to see how it does when it goes full retail. Regardless, I'm just happy to have been able to get it for 185$. Based of everything we have seen I think it is well worth that price.
Agree phil. I had no clue about the wine bottle opener. Ryan and the Coolest team continue to impress with the way they have handled this entire process.
Who was it that brought up Alibaba knockoffs again?
Frank started the stupid clone comparison, not me,
Grepper took an old idea that Igloo tried years ago and added to it with newer technology.
At $185, he will sell hundreds of thousands of units, at $485 he will sell a fraction of that.
True, but my impression (based upon reviews of the other coolers) is that the quality of this baby is much higher; .... at least that's my hope ....
and the plates, knife, bottle opener, wine opener, interior light, USB-ports. Yep, the Coolest sure is a clone all right.
Frank, the Igloo Icy Tunes came out in 2009. It would appear that the Coolest is the clone.
It still sells for $150- $200. The blender and the detachable bluetooth speaker on the Coolest must be worth the extra $285
The wine opener is a terrific afterthought ...... well done, Ryan.
Frank, Frank, Frank......you're absolutely Franking right...Frankly, I've come to grips with my sporadic lapses of Frankness, and will not be a Frank-Hole again.
I'd add a bit more, but I need to go take a Frank.
apparently a new feature has snuck its way through unnoticed.
"The Coolest comes with four reusable plastic plates/flying disks as well as a Samurai sharp ceramic knife for cutting up whatever you might need to cut up. We even added a wine opener so you won’t need to “McGyver” one."
I hadn't heard about the wine opener yet. Loving the small touches and attention to detail
I am so excited and can't wait to show this off to all of my friends and support u guys all the way. Yes a little disappointed summer will be almost over but well worth the wait!!! Thank you so much for the free upgrades in lu of the delay, it just tells me u guys are 100% real and respect your customers. Thank u again :)
Another coolest clone even tho made by igloo. Looks like crap I think
Have you seen this one yet David?
Lol. Wow. Very sad
Knock it off, Frank.
Ignored, but yet you clearly read it. Curious. That comment was meant to inform, not hurt feelings. Besides it had nothing to do with you Robert. Why you decide to post a comment with no other reason than to try to insult is beyond me.Let me say it again, please keep my name out of your comments. It's really not that difficult to do guy. unreal
@william, you can cut your sandwich on one of the included plates.
Has anyone mentioned that the divider / cutting board is a bad idea? Say you have your ice cold drinks in one side with the divider in and you have your deli wrapped sandos in the other side. It's before swimming and you only want half a sandwich. So, you pull out the cutting board to cut it and there goes ice cold water all over your dry goods. Thoughts?
Can you please update the countdown.
Ah, Frank,......you wise posting will be ignored .....you know it.
this really isn't the place to be asking ryan/Coolest team questions directly. Email Support@coolest.com for any questions. You are much more likely to get a response from there as opposed to a comments section for the backers.
If we purchased extra batteries and Bluetooth speakers, does that move us up any higher on the distro list??
Ryan, I hope that you've been getting the positive feedback you deserve. In all the updates you've sent, you've been upbeat, appreciative and honest. I am very excited to get this thing in the dugout and by the pool whenever mine makes it across the ocean. Keep doing what you're doing and I do hope to maybe see some more creative ideas from you and your product development team down the road.
Will my Coolest come with ice and a drink in the blender, like in the picture? The ice would melt right, so will we just get a bottle of vodka in the Coolest box and need to supply our own ice?
Ryan (my hero) ... You can put my coolest on the list of last to ship... It will be a gift and I am really thrilled to know how hard you have worked to bring this challenging project to fruition .... there are a lot of impatient people out there... I can only imagine how overwhelmed you've been with the terrific response to your crowd funding campaign ... I'm proud of you and wish you a very long and successful business life with this product and any other product you come up with... from a thought to real life... just like in the movies!!! keep up the good work!!!
You can see in the right of the video as the cooler spins around during testing, as the cooler rolls the part of the body closest to the ground is angled off for higher clearance. Good sized wheels, seems to be a fair bit of clearance, wheels are pretty thick... i really don't know what to tell ya.
I do know that to put in bigger wheels means either sacrificing the wheel well altogether and losing the slim profile, or else sacrificing interior storage for the wheel well, and either way there would be major production delays as at the very least you'd have to redo the tooling for both the exterior and interior mold. Suffice it to say that "about a month before we're shipping it" seems far too late to make these changes
I think 2-3" is more than enough considering other coolers with less than half of that. But for me, this is just a moot point anyway. It will roll in the soft sand beaches. It was designed to.
Since there are no good pictures of the rear of the Coolest (that I could find), here is a closeup.
The rear of the Coolest is concave between the wheels but the edge directly undetr the drain plug determines clearance and it can't be higher than the center of the wheel which appears to be about 2-3" of clearance.
@fred, why all of a sudden, a month before shipping starts, the concern for ground clearance when they have said from the beginning that it won't be a issue. I have a cheap rubbermade cooler that pulls long ways at much less of a angle than the coolest with skinnier, cheaper plastic wheels and that thing has never had a problem in any soft sand so cal beach it's been in. Plus it has a flat edge between the wheels. Ryan has said they designed the wheels and the coolest to not drag in the sand. Also as josh stated, watch the video to see for yourself. The Coolest isn't designed the way you are thinking it is. It's not flat across that back bottom portion between the wheels. From that video it seems to be cut out specifically for extra clearance. They said it will roll easily and not drag on soft sandy beaches. I will take their word for it. The video and pictures are just further proof.
Just sit back, chill out, have a beer and be patient. We'll get them soon enough!