Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

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Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Viking » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:52 am

The coolest cooler you ever saw!
He asked for 50,000 dollars. Now, when 34 days are left of the funding campaign he's got 7.3 million dollars ...!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ry ... s-actually
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Kelendir Ashendar » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:35 pm

Haha, yeah, I saw that one :D Neat idea if you ask me, except the blender ;)
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Teyfear » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:47 pm

I love seeing things re-engineered from the ground up. This is very cool.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Elfwyn » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:29 pm

I am really rooting for this guy to tackle the huge task before him. There have been some fails in the past when inventors - inexperienced in industrial production - couldn't deliver their products in the required quantity in time or misjudged the cost of production.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Viking » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:56 pm

True, but he seems to have checked the cost thurroughly on beforehand. As an example, read what he says about adding a solar panel as a stretch goal - he's reluctant to promise that until he have checked the cost first. So it looks to me he has both feet on the ground.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Elfwyn » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:30 pm

The problems come with hiring staff to manage finances, shipping and manufacturers relations as well as renting storage space. I have seen Kickstarter projects that saw the wave coming and limit pledges to keep the risk under control. With so many millions even a small mistake estimating costs may be fatal. If he gets the right people to consult him, he should be good.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Deliverence » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:15 am

Dam I really wanted to grab one of these looks awesome.

"Will I be able to use the COOLEST in the UK/EU/Australia, etc.?

It's still a little too early to make any concrete promises, but we are looking into a solution for you.

PS - We're so excited to see so much international interest in the COOLEST!"

EDIT: I've added this to the notify me section so I can review in case he can get confirmation it will work in Aus.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Viking » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:02 pm

Why wouldn't it work in Australia? You may have to use a power converter, but then you should be Ok? Or is it another reason?

They do ship internationally at least.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby Deliverence » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:49 am

Not sure what the actual issue is at the moment with using them in Aus if it is just power related but according to the FAQ they have advised can't promise it will work yet. Still very early days and there is such huge demand so will wait for them to get back to us with an update.
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Re: Another Kickstarter success: Coolest

Postby briguy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:10 pm

I backed it, seems pretty cool.
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