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#87006 - 01/12/08 02:10 PM Is this a lightweight approach??
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Well, you don't have to carry it . . . <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

What's the point of relaxing at the lake or campground if you get sore lugging a packed cooler of drinks? That's where the $499 Cruzin Cooler comes in.

"It's the world's first motorized, rideable ice chest," said Charles Pennington, director of national retail accounts for Cruzin Cooler LLC.

The Cruzin Cooler comes with a padded seat for the rider and an electric or gas motor. It can hold 27 12-ounce cans, but you can pack more in a $149 trailer cooler that hooks onto the motorized lead cooler. You supply your own ice.

An ice chest/scooter looked totally out of place at the electronics show. But Pennington noted that the product actually is ridiculous in any setting -- which is why people want it. The company has sold 40,000, he said.



Two of the coolers' specs caught our attention. One is that the driver can weigh up to 300 pounds. The other is how fast the Cruzin Cooler can cruise.

"Fourteen miles per hour," Pennington said. "Which is haulin' [Edited for inappropriate languge, please review forum policies for more information] on an ice chest". --CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/01/11/gadgetshow.oddities.ap/index.html
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#87007 - 01/12/08 02:48 PM Re: Is this a lightweight approach?? [Re: Keith]
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Just what we need, even more beer cans tossed out along the trail!

This gizmo wouldn't be allowed in wilderness areas or the hiker-horse-only trails where I hike.

It might be a cheaper and more fuel-efficient alternative to the car for grocery shopping, though!
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#87008 - 01/12/08 02:56 PM Re: Is this a lightweight approach?? [Re: Keith]
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Sounds ridiculous and I hope nobody even hears of its existence so it won't catch on.
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#87009 - 01/12/08 04:14 PM Re: Is this a lightweight approach?? [Re: OregonMouse]
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Just what we need, even more beer cans tossed out along the trail!

This gizmo wouldn't be allowed in wilderness areas or the hiker-horse-only trails where I hike.


Come on, it's a battery powered scooter - you got as much chance of having the local shopping grannies heading down the hiking trail on their scooters - by the time you walk far enough to not hear the tourons bleating you're no danger of seeing either one...

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It might be a cheaper and more fuel-efficient alternative to the car for grocery shopping, though!


Probably not when compared to walking or biking <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#87010 - 01/12/08 05:06 PM Re: Is this a lightweight approach?? [Re: phat]
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