the statement ‘using heat to cool something’ may sounds contradictory, but that is exactly what the SolarCooler does. it is the world’s first portable solar-powered refrigerating cooler (aka thermal refrigerator) that has a top covered with solar panels to harness the power of the sun to keep the contents within chill. unlike your regular cooler, the SolarCooler keeps your drink cool as ice while you are chilling out under the sun, and it can even be use to power up your USB and 12V DC devices and/or accessories, which effectively makes the SolarCooler a big ass portable battery. store and chill drinks (read: booze), plus ability to juice up USB-powered devices (read: speakers) – well, folks, that certainly sounds like a daytime beach party and camping must-have to us.
jokes aside, what the folks at SolarCooler did goes beyond chilling your favorite booze for an awesome day at the beach; it has a more profound mission and that is for containment and transporting vaccines to remote areas where power is not available. in fact, a percentage of each SolarCooler sold will go towards providing developing countries that are off the grid with their own SolarCooler, thus improving their way of life. the SolarCooler Portable Solar-powered Refrigerating Cooler is on Indiegogo seeking some 150 grand to help make it a reality. you can show your support for this meaningful project by backing it up with any amount you desire, however, if you planning on getting your hands on the SolarCooler itself, then be prepared to shell out 950 bucks for one. add-on options, including beach wheel kit, battery expansion pack, and extra solar panels, are available too.