Thursday, April 15, 2010

Remote Controlled Beer Cooler

I received this as a Christmas gift from my sister and although I laughed at it when I unwrapped it, it's definitely useful and a lot of fun. Why get up from your chair or out of the pool and walk across that hot patio to a cooler or the fridge indoors to get a new beer? Simply grab the remote control and have the RC Cooler roll on out to you, deliver a frosty beverage and then return back to its parking spot in the shade. Brilliant!

The sides are soft and it collapses down when not in use for easy storage and transport. The cooler requires six C batteries and the remote needs a 9V battery (batteries not included). It also comes with a strap that attaches to the sides which can be used to carry it when empty or full. The lid on top is kept closed by a zipper which can be a little difficult to open, but allows full access to the interior. It can fit about 10 bottles loosely with a few handfuls of ice tossed in and probably twice that if storing cans. I put it through its paces around our patio and it had no problems driving around, even filled with ice and beer. It was outside all afternoon and there was still ice left in it when I finally emptied late that evening. The real test will be in the 90+ degree heat this summer, but I think it will do just fine. Here's a short video of it's initial test run:


video

2 comments:

SirRon said...

I just started my Xmas 2010 list. This would definitely up the "cool factor" at my tailgates.

Steve said...

Its pretty fun to drive it around on the patio. I was hoping to torment the dog with it, but she doesn't pay any attention to it.