The Infinite Cooler promises a new portable refrigeration solution is much more useful than your average chiller – even in the great outdoors.
This portable cooling unit does way more than keep the beer chilled and the food safe from going bad before you’ve had time to set the campfire up. It has a phone charger, Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting and even a blender-cum-coffee grinder built in!
The Infinite Cooler has gone on sale on Indiegogo – where it has already amassed pre-production funding approaching US$100,000.
From full charge – which takes about two hours – the Infinite Cooler will keep the food inside cool for up to 17 days due to high-tech “nano-powder insulation”. And with a capacity of 61 quarts (that’s about 58 litres), you can store a lot of food inside.
There’s one small catch, though: if you use all of the features below, the battery will not last anywhere as long – expect only about four or five hours from heavy use.
Those features… well, the unit can be used to keep phones charged, and power a speaker so you can enjoy music from your smartphone or Spotify library (or Deezer’s if, like us, you prefer it!). The blender, which also takes two hours to fully charge, will make up to 100 smoothies before the battery dies… and then you can presumably recharge it from the cooler…
And then there is the low-tech side to the Infinite Cooler’s design: the lid converts to a cutting board and there are utensils included including a corkscrew and a bottle opener. A cup holder with six spaces folds out.
“We wanted to bring together all the 21st century amenities we’ve come to rely on day-to-day into one smart outdoors device,” Infinite Cooler CEO Alvin Gao said, likening it to picnicing’s version of the Swiss Army knife. “Infinite Cooler will also include some unexpected features, like a 360-degree rotatable LED lamp and an insect repellent lamp.”
There is even a digital screen providing useful information like how long you have got before the charge runs dry and the temperature inside, as well as touchscreen controls for the speaker.
Early adopters can snap up an Infinite Cooler on Indiegogo for an early bird price of US$229. But you’ll have to wait until April for delivery.