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Coolbox reinvents the toolbox with gadgets and gizmos

Coolbox is a toolbox which comes with a host of fixtures, fittings, and features
Coolbox is a toolbox which comes with a host of fixtures, fittings, and features
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Coolbox is a toolbox which comes with a host of fixtures, fittings, and features
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Coolbox is a toolbox which comes with a host of fixtures, fittings, and features
Coolbox features an LED floodlight to help you work in the dark
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Coolbox features an LED floodlight to help you work in the dark
Coolbox features a tablet stand to help you follow instructions
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Coolbox features a tablet stand to help you follow instructions
Coolbox features a smartphone dock and Bluetooth speakers to entertain you while you work
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Coolbox features a smartphone dock and Bluetooth speakers to entertain you while you work
Coolbox features a whiteboard to help you jot down design ideas
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Coolbox features a whiteboard to help you jot down design ideas
Coolbox is, like any other toolbox, capable of housing all of your various tools and widgets
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Coolbox is, like any other toolbox, capable of housing all of your various tools and widgets

A toolbox isn't something you'd ever think of as being "cool." After all, it's designed to be a simple repository for your tools, nothing more, nothing less. Unless, that is, we're talking about Coolbox, a toolbox with more than a few tricks up its sleeve.

Coolbox, which seems to haven taken its cue both in name and functionality from the Coolest cooler, does carry your tools for you. However, it also does a lot more besides. For those who need a functional toolbox, Coolbox offers a capacity of 1797 cubic inches (29.4 liters). But it's the extras that somewhat justify the price.

Coolbox features, in no particular order, a magnetic lid to help prevent lost nuts and screws, a tablet stand, an LED floodlight, a whiteboard, a power bar, USB ports, Bluetooth speakers, a digital clock, and a bottle opener. It also comes with suitcase-style wheels and dual handles, both designed to make it easier to maneuver.

Coolbox features a whiteboard to help you jot down design ideas
Coolbox features a whiteboard to help you jot down design ideas

Its designers are currently raising production funds on Indiegogo. Early adopters can, at the time of writing, secure the promise of a Coolbox for a pledge of US$169. Shipping is between $19 (for buyers in the US) and $99 (for international buyers), with delivery expected in June 2015 – assuming it reaches production.

The video below shows some of the real-world uses for Coolbox and its range of features.

Sources: Coolbox, Indiegogo

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Next level functions. Sim card location for GPS tracking when someone steals it with all your tools in. Fingerprint lock mechanism, or coded lock to prevent people helping themselves to stuff inside. A Waterproof version with a lid seal to protect the contents. (put the bluetooth speakers behind the whiteboard in the lid) Dust covers / easy clean dust filters.
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