February 26, 2015
There are many “old” objects that almost everyone uses but, despite that, have not been getting the attention they deserve – at least in terms of their evolution and keeping the pace up with the future. Right now, one of the hottest tech trends is to take these objects and bring them to the 21st century.
Coolbox, a project funded on Indiegogo that has been having a lot of success, is one of the best examples of that. It is a toolbox from the future, 2.0 if you will, and the fact that, with more than 10 days left in the campaign, it has raised almost 400% of the initial goal, is a clear sign of how much people crave a functional and handy toolbox.
Usually, toolboxes have everything we need. But with the technologies we have today, the needs are different. Other than the expected (and desirable) space for the actual tools, Coolbox is really much more than that. For example, it includes a battery that allows you to charge devices such as the smartphone, functioning as a power outlet and freezer.
It has some magnetic panels, to keep track of screws and small metal objects, and at night Coolbox can beam light. It also has a couple of 40W Bluetooth speakers, so that the work can be done with a joyous tune, and an LCD clock so that users never lose track of the time. And, as we all know, sometimes a cold beer also goes well with work, something that Coolbox has covered with a built-in bottle opener.
But Coolbox has some other handy features: a 12 foot power cord, a whiteboard to take notes and draw plans, wheels to move it easily, a tablet stand, and so on. For it to become a reality, the campaign on Indiegogo needed to raise $50,000 until the March 12th. So far, over $195,000 have already been raised, meaning that we should soon see Coolbox on the market.
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