A Cooler Tricked Out with Blender, Bluetooth & More Raises $5 Million on Kickstarter

07/17/2014 at 12:44 PM ET

Kickstarter Cooler
Courtesy The Coolest Cooler/Facebook

Does your picnic cooler blend margaritas, play music and have a built-in bottle opener? No?

Then you might want to think about investing in Portland, Oregon resident Ryan Grepper’s innovative cooler design — not that he needs the cash. Grepper has raised a cool (natch!) $5.6 million with help from almost 30,000 thirsty backers for his innovative COOLEST cooler, shattering his now modest-seeming $50,000 goal. And there are more than 40 days left in the campaign.

And this 60-quart cooler really is the coolest: In addition to its battery powered rechargeable blender, waterproof wireless Bluetooth speakers and bottle opener, it offers a USB charger, a cooler divider and cutting board, and built-in storage for plates and knives.

Thanks to the LED lid light and extra-wide beach tires, you can basically party anywhere at any time of day.

All you have to do to become a proud owner of this “portable party disguised as a cooler,” as Grepper describes it, is pledge $185 on Kickstarter. Pricey, but we can taste the margaritas already.

—Rosa Heyman

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Does your picnic cooler blend margaritas, play music and have a built-in bottle opener?


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…just calling it out early! 🙂

jo on

How do i buy one?

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Hi Jo!
The only way to get one is through the Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryangrepper/coolest-cooler-21st-century-cooler-thats-actually

Just click on the ‘Back This Project’ button on the right hand side!

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