The technology tools on the job can often provide improved business processes. That’s why practical items—such as toolboxes—are now designed to integrate technology.
For example, Coolbox, www.coolbox.io, San Francisco, Calif., has reinvented the traditional toolbox by combining technology with the classic elements we all know. The new Coolbox features a 20v rechargeable battery, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, USB ports, tablet dock, power cord, and more. The company is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and has already raised more than $250,000.

The inspiration behind Coolbox is the frustration the creators experienced when having to carry lights, phone chargers, and speakers with them to jobsites. And they knew there had to be a way to integrate all of the technology that people use, need, and enjoy every day into a modern toolbox design.

The 1797.12 cubic-inch capacity Coolbox features all of the classic storage and compartments you would want in a toolbox, but with a modern twist to keep up with the times.

Key features of Coolbox include: a 20v rechargeable lithium polymer battery with 5000 mAh to charge devices and operate small power tools while working, including drills, saws, and sanders, two USB ports for charging devices including phones and tablets; built-in, marine-grade 40w Bluetooth speakers that are also compatible with auxiliary cords; a retractable 12 foot power cord and three build-in 110v/220v electrical outlets; LED lights mounted internally and externally to help users find and use the correct tool and provide lighting to their project; a removable, 20”x 12” double-sided dry erase board for drawing out construction plans; dual cradles to dock a tablet, which enables people to view the directions for DIY project as they work; and an LCD clock that displays the time and the amount of battery level remaining in the Coolbox.

Coolbox will be funding on Indiegogo until March 28. Project backers can receive a Coolbox for a discounted price of $169, which is $130 less than retail price. For an additional $39, backers will receive signature-edition Coolbox tools. Additionally, manufacturing is set to begin in May with volume production beginning in June.

With heavy duty construction, Coolbox is highly durable, as it is constructed of high impact resin, heavy duty machined aluminum latches and handles, and an air/water tight lid seal.

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