This Is The Watermelon Cooler You Were Looking For

In the future, when humans are extinct and watermelons evolve into sentient beings capable of mastering fusion energy and interstellar travel, someone will find the Marugoto Tamachan – a portable watermelon cooler – and they will be as puzzled as we are.

Beer Cooler Sous Vide: The Not Exactly Right Way To Do It Yourself

I applaud Serious Eats for attempting sous vide in a beer cooler, but the adventurous article didn’t convince me that the mass sous vide revolution would come via Coleman or Igloo.

Bad Decisions: Jägermeister 6-Bottle Shot Cooler

You know that friend of yours who was so excited for college until three weeks in when, suddenly, they packed their bags and moved back home? Just what did they encounter that was so shockingly depraved? This thing.

Coleman's Steel Belted Chest Cooler Isn't Messing Around

What do you get when you spend a whopping $US173 on a cooler? Stainless steel and cold beers, that’s what.

Nexus's Velvety Laptop Cooler Has No Fans

Another gadget to keep your laptop from burning you silly, Nexus’s TDD-9000 liquid cooling pad is a soft, velvety cloth filled with a patented, gel-like substance that needs no plugs, wiring or electricity to quietly, yet actively, cool your laptop.

Bullet-Shaped Bollinger Champagne Cooler, For 007's Giant Gun

A giant gun that fires bullets containing chilled bottles of Bollinger…sounds like a psychedelic James Bond-theme dream. But at least the bullet bit is nearly a reality. Bollinger has come up with this 007-themed champagne bottle cooler in time for Quantum of Solace that actually is bullet-shaped, though there’s no giant Walther PPK to fire it. It’s fabulously silly, and presumably fabulously priced since it’s a strictly limited edition run of just 207. Maybe Bond should worry about it though: you know, the saying goes “somewhere out there there’s a bullet with your name on it”… [Sybarites via Luxurylaunches]

Targus' Chill Mat For Macs Designed to Keep Your MacBook and Knees Cool

Generally I think “laptop coolers… meh” when I come across them, but the new Chill Mat from Targus—part of the new range for Macs—is actually a fairly sweet device. Mainly because it’s just a simple mesh-top gizmo, that tilts your Mac to a more wrist-friendly position and it looks like it’d sit quite well, stylistically speaking, next to a MacBook (and yes, I’m one of those people who’d think about that.) It’s got dual USB-powered fans to keep your Mac and knees chilled, and fits all Macbooks up the 17-inch Pro. Out now for $US50. [Targus]

Photochopped R2-D2 USB Beverage Cooler Can Be Yours, Actual Product or Not

Add this one to the “ouch, ouch, ouch” Photoshop bin. Yeah, I can use the pen tool to smoothly decapitate R2 and throw a Coke can top and USB cord in too. What I can’t do, though, is build an actual USB beverage can cooler out of a shrunken R2-D2 model. Which I would want. It’s up for pre-order at for US$36–whether you get a layered .PSD or an actual cooler, though, remains to be seen. [Product Page via Nerd Approved]

Thermaltake's V1 Cooler is Half Artwork, Half Airy Lungs For Your CPU

Current gadget design tends to favour minimalism… but that’s simply not true for this Thermaltake V1 cooler. Ohoho no. The Thermaltake designer who came up with this must’ve been an artist in a former career. Just look at it: so detailed, organically-shaped and glittery it’s an artwork. And one you’d surely have to show off if you chose to mount it to your CPU. It’s got a 12v fan, operates between 1,300 and 2,000 and is around 12.7cm tall and 10.1cm wide and will cost you around US$60. [BBG via DVice]

Cruzin' Cooler Operator Gets Charged With DWI

We first wrote about the Cruzin Cooler, literally a motorised cooler scooter, here on Giz way back in 2006. Frankly, we’re kind of baffled today that it took more than two years for the thing to log its first DWI arrest. First of all, yes, the Cruzin Cooler counts as a vehicle, and that is why Whitehall, NY resident Leslie J. “Bomber” Marr, 57, faces felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charges, for swerving and driving on the sidewalk. The cooler contained 14 beers, but Washington County DA Kevin Kortright wasn’t impressed. “They tell us he’s been riding around town on that cooler for years,” Kortright said, completely serious. “You can’t cruise around on your cooler if you’re intoxicated.” Indeed. [PostStar]