- Product Type: Tech Cooler
The Coolest Cooler seemed like an awesome product at first. It was marketed as a “portable party” cooler that could do everything. The cooler had impressive wireless speakers, USB Chargers, a bottle opener, and even a blender. It would see huge support on Kickstarter, bringing in $13 million from 62,000 backers. The Cooler was supposed to be shipped out to investors by February 2015 and then go on sale for just $185. Then the date was pushed to July 2015… and then again to 2016. At least 20,000 backers did not see their cooler. The Oregon Dept. of Justice then got involved and a settlement was reached in 2017. The remaining coolers never shipped out, and those that did get coolers were not satisfied. The CEO then said that customers could claim $20 of the $200 they invested! Oh, how nice of them.