Do you remember the Coolbox, the “world’s most advanced tool box?” It was a crowdfunded tool box with a built-in rechargeable battery, power cord, bottle opener, LED flood light, USB charging ports, Bluetooth speakers, and more.
Back in 2015, the Coolbox was offered via Indiegogo, for $179 for backers that missed the early adopter price of $169. The $179 was said to reflect $120 savings, which suggested an eventual retail price of $299.
Fast forward to 2020, and you can now buy the Coolbox on Amazon, for $150 including shipping.
The current version is a little different, featuring an 11.1V and 3Ah rechargeable battery, rather than the 20V and 5Ah battery originally advertised. It does not look like much else has changed.
But wait, there’s more…
There is also now a Coolbox Entertainment Cooler, available in blue, green, and white.
Instead of a powered tool box, the Coolbox is now a cooler.
It features a rechargeable battery, clock, smartphone and tablet holder, USB charging ports, marine-grade speakers, Bluetooth music streaming connectivity, rubber wheels, top and side handles, and a drain plug.
The Coolbox cooler can hold up to (22) 12 oz cans with a 2-to-1 ice ratio, “so you can maximize your chill.”
There was apparently a crowdfunding campaign for the Coolbox Entertainment Cooler as well, back in 2018, with a speical price of $169. The retail price was expected to be $299.
The design looks to have changed a little bit, with the current retail model looking to sport fixed side handles rather than a telescoping handle.
The Coolbox cooler is currently available on Amazon for $180. It’s an interesting progression, and I have to say – the Coolbox makes a lot more sense as a cooler than a “cool advanced tool box.” Now, the cooler is the Coolbox and the tool box is simply a tool box.
And, here is one of the world’s most obnoxious introductory videos: