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Room temperature to ice-cold in 60 seconds: The 500-rpm BlueQuench Qooler

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Qooler can chill up to six cans at once
Qooler can chill up to six cans at once
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Qooler with removable batteries
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Qooler with removable batteries
Power input for running it off mains electricity or your car's accessory circuit
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Power input for running it off mains electricity or your car's accessory circuit
Big enough for two full size bottles of bubbly
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Big enough for two full size bottles of bubbly
Qooler can chill up to six cans at once
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Qooler can chill up to six cans at once
Mix and match drinks
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Mix and match drinks
Room temperature to ice cold in as little as 60 seconds
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Room temperature to ice cold in as little as 60 seconds
Adjustable legs for height
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Adjustable legs for height

Blue Quench's super-fast beer cooler is about to drop on Indiegogo, and this thing means business, as long as the business is a party. When nothing but ice-cold is good enough, and a minute's the longest you can wait, this thing chills beers faster than anything outside a cryogenics lab.

The Qooler's secret weapon is rotation. It spins cans and bottles at 500rpm, churning up the ice water to expose them to fresh coldness at much higher rates than when they're sitting still. Heat gets carried away fast, and according to Blue Quench, the smooth spinning motion doesn't churn your drinks up and make 'em froth all over you when you go to open them.

You still need bags of ice, though. The Qooler only works when you put it in an ice chest, sink or tub filled with ice and water. So instead of replacing that heavy, watery gear, you're adding 12 pounds (5.4 kg) to it. But hey, your first beer or two will be super chilled even if you didn't bring the drinks on ice, and it works just as well with bottles thanks to its flip-up stabilizer bars.

Room temperature to ice cold in as little as 60 seconds
Room temperature to ice cold in as little as 60 seconds

It has a rechargeable battery for use outside the home, or can run off mains power. This initial unit is big enough to cool a six-pack at a time, or three beers and a bottle of bubbly.

The Qooler comes at a price, and that price will be US$349 if you back it on Indiegogo when it launches on May 1, or US$479 if you wait until it's an actual product. Standard disclaimers apply if you back it on a crowdfunding service – some projects don't make it across the line, so take a close look before you put your money down. In this case, it's the company's first product.

Check out a video below.

Source: Blue Quench

Meet qooler. The world’s fastest way to chill beverages on the go.

4 comments
toyhouse
Almost $500 for a cooler that still needs ice and rotates cans to make them cold faster? I'm not in that big of a hurry. Go for it suckers.
guzmanchinky
That thing is extremely cool! (Sorry).
ljaques
That commercial needs 3 pieces of duct tape: 1 over the clod's mouth, 1 on the MUTE button to kill all those screaming "oh, oh, ooh, oh"s, and 1 on the last digit of the price to cancel it out. Oh, and the "in as little as 60 seconds." is the squeakout. If your can is 50F, it may cool to 40F in a minute. If it's 90F like the rest of the car, it will probably take more like 15 minutes.
daveb
So they want $300 to put a battery driven motor in a $50 cooler. Blech.