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Drink Induction Chiller Electric Coaster

Editor's Rating
4.8?
Discovered on 2018-06-15

Keep your favorite beverage refreshingly cold with the Drink Induction Chiller Electric Coaster. Featuring a patent-pending design, this powerful device ensures your drink stays nice and cold. The Drink Induction Chiller is a thermometric refrigerator that looks like a modern coaster. Aside from keeping your beverage cold, it can make it cold as well. In fact, the upper cooling plate can keep an ice cube frozen indefinitely. Likewise, it refrigerates any type of can, plastic bottle or glass cup that fits on the cooling plate. With minimal moving parts, the electric coaster is compact, durable and versatile. Made of high-quality materials, it features a sleek appearance that looks good on your office desk, bedside table or coffee table. The energy-efficient gadget is also whisper quiet, so it won’t cause any disturbance.

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Overview & Specs
Technology :
Thermo-electric Cooling
Compatibility :
Cans, Bottles, Plastic Cups, Glass
Power Source :
120V US Electric Cord
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Jordan
Review from Kickstarter
Product looks cool. I like the elegance in picking something simple and focusing on executing it really really well. What's the expected temperature for the hot side of the TEC if the cool side is reaching 17F / -8C? How hot does the heat sink fins get during normal operation? It appears the base is made up of those fins, so if the heat sink gets hot, I'd think you couldn't touch the base during operation. What is the average air temperature leaving the heat sink? I would expect to end up heating, but not melting the surface the base rests on. I read your provided link about the technology. It mentioned the typical max temperature difference to be 70C between sides for a single stage TEC. Given the -8C, that'd mean the hot side would be 62C. You mentioned utilizing the latest TEC design so I'm guessing your temps will vary from the basic example on the wiki page. Thanks
Michael Woodbury
Review from Kickstarter
Awesome product! Three quick questions that I'm hoping I'm not missing anywhere:
1) What is the projected delivery date?
2) What will be the regular retail price?
3) Have you guys tested this on insulated bottles, like Yeti or Swell? How does it perform? If not, could you do so and report how/if this works?
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
David- Thanks, that's what we designed the D.I.C. to do!
Shane- It would depend on the material and thickness of the insulation. But it would not yield the best performance out of the coaster.
Chris & Martin- Thanks Chris, and again Martin, I am genuinely sorry if the price quoted seems high, but that is my distribution agreement.
Joey- Those are good questions! No risk for bursting carbonated drinks, as the coaster won't shock cool the drink like a freezer. A paper cup won't be the greatest conductor, but the drink inside will still noticeably benefit from being on the coaster :)
Joey Nguyen
Review from Kickstarter
@creator quick and probably stupid question but is there any risk of an unopened carbonated drink eventually bursting due to the cold, kind of like leaving a can of coke in the freezer and forgetting about it? Also how does the cooling fare for paper cups like from fast food places, i.e. McD.
Chris
Review from Kickstarter
@Michael Owen: It sounds like this project isn’t for you. The creator originally planned to only ship to the US. Requests caused him to look into international shipping. I suspect the creator didn’t want to have the logistics of international shipping distract from the project and is just quoting the high price he was given. Since the shipping quoted prior to your pledge, you’ll need to factor that into the cost. If the cost is too high (it would be for me), move on. There’s not much point in rudely badgering the creator.
Shane Gill
Review from Kickstarter
I would hazard to guess that a insulated mug/cup will not work well with this. looking forward to seeing this product in action!!
David W Swink
Review from Kickstarter
I'm in, I drink 2 - 4 litres of sparkling water a day. Looking forward to keeping them cold
Michael Owen
Review from Kickstarter
There are NO customs fees, NO export fees, NO sales taxes, and NO VAT. So scratch all those off the excuse list and reduce the price as you’ve stated clearly your freight calculation included those things. Here’s the math: $60 (your freight fee) - Minus
$15 (actual freight fee)
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$45 your profiteering: not including chiller So, Yes...I understand where you’re coming from.
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Rene- thanks for the great questions, and backing! I have good news- the D.I.C. is definitely not a jet plane, haha! As far as noise, we are using an ultra-quiet, high performance fan. The goal was always to make the D.I.C. unnoticeable, which I think we achieved after testing 15+ fans. The final unit is whisper quiet, similar to running a Apple laptop. During normal operations, the cooling plate gets to approx. 17F / -8C. We are using thermometric cooling via the latest TEC design which helps to maximize efficiency, and built a completely custom heat sync. You can learn some basic info on the tech here: https://bit.ly/2jQT8YV
Rene Canlas
Review from Kickstarter
@Creator, please comment on the fan noise level.
Is it a jet plane, or a gentle breeze?
Rene Canlas
Review from Kickstarter
Pledged for 2 units. Can you discuss the mechanics behind how your device works? Specs such as how cold does the plate get? Thanks, and more power!
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Michael- Thanks for your interest! As you'll see by reading below, we were originally only shipping to the US, and we added Canada in week one. International shipping was just added as an option a few days ago. I had to amend my distribution contract in order to add international shipping, and the cost for all countries outside of North America is the genuine cost I was quoted for international shipping, to include all additional import/export fees (each country has different fees). I have no plan to profit off of shipping charges, the option was only added because so many requested it! Thank you for voicing your concern, I hope you understand :)
Michael Owen
Review from Kickstarter
G idea but you are RIPPING BACKERS OFF with your freight charges. I’m in Australia and you want to charge US$60 freight on top of the chiller price. I offered to find better freight fees - @ around US$15 BUT YOU SAY NO WAY! *THATS US$45 PROFIT FROM FREIGHT* You can’t use freight as a way to gouge backers and line your own pockets!! It’s just wrong. I’ve backed well over 400 campaigns and you are the greediest by far! It’s not right. There’s no way I’ll support someone blatantly ripping me off!
Jeff Sikkema
Review from Kickstarter
Wonderful! It occurred to me that if you make it USB powered/capable, most of us international folks have adaptors that would allow it to work in our countries (& various plugs) with no issues. That may be simpler than including an adaptor. Apologies if my suggestion would add more complexity at this stage.
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Jeff- all units are going to come with a 100 - 240 V power adapter now, so you'll be good. But we'll include a comments section when we send the survey for shipping addresses, so you can remind us there if you'd like :)
Jeff Sikkema
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the update on power adaptors. My ship address will be in the States, but I'll then have it shipped to me in Shanghai & will need the adaptor. I'm assuming I can make a comment when you are finalizing addresses to get this done? I'll also echo something mentioned by others, if you could provide data (ambient temp, starting temp, etc) of a 12oz glass of water with a thermometer in it, then time-lapsed the cooling, I think that would be amazing.
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
General Update- we have decided to ship to Europe with a 100 - 240 V power adapter (no changes for US or Canada backers). The prices quoted came directly from our distribution partners. Welcome to all our new European backers, we hope you like your drinks cold :) Marklin- I will discuss with my distribution partners to get a quote for shipping Singapore. I'll send you a personal message once I have an answer! Adam- 2.85 inches seemed to fit the base of nearly every cup, can, and bottle we tried. It even fits a lot of wine bottles! We did consider and test both larger and smaller cooling plate surface diameters. Keep in mind that as you increase the cooling surface exposed to the exterior air, you are decreasing the cooling potential. We hope this works for now, but are open to larger designs in the future!
Marklin Ang
Review from Kickstarter
I was so excited after watching the introduction! Scrolled down, see the price, AMAZING! Backed it immediately, scrolled through the list of countries...... And it doesn't ship to Singapore :(
Adam Hegedus
Review from Kickstarter
Is there any way to spread the surface area of the chill plate? I’m only curious since some cups can have a different sized bottom than the top of your chiller.(like steins or beer mugs). Maybe a sort of copper coaster might help with spreading the chill for some users with larger cups?
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you, Gunner! That's an interesting idea- I will try to get that time lapse made and uploaded to the page ASAP! Martin- Unfortunately not at this point. I wanted to keep cost minimal, which meant using only North America fulfillment. If there was a simple way to package and ship to Europe I would, but customs, import fees, and the additional legal work make it unfeasible for right now. I promise at some later stage we will ship internationally with a European plug. Thanks for your interest, keep checking back in the future!
Gunner
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the addition of a tier for 2 chillers, I've made the necessary changes to my pledge..
Looking forward to see these realized.
Would it be possible to follow thru on @Kal's request in an Update?
I would like to see an ice cube demonstration as well.
martin
Review from Kickstarter
no shipping to uk?
Kal
Review from Kickstarter
Indeed, it would be boring to watch a glass of water cool down. I think it would be more impressive to watch a time-lapse video of an ice cube on the drink induction chiller still in its original state for a long period of time.
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Gunner- there is a new reward for 2 units. This should clear up any confusion, I recommend you switch from your current pledge of 1x D.I.C. at the Kickstarter Discount to the 2x D.I.C. pledge. Thank you so much for the backing- we can't wait to hear your reviews! Kal- what type of demo's are you looking for? I personally use the product every day in my bedroom and office. While it certainly looks good in the room, it is quite boring to watch a glass of water cool down... :) Michael- We designed the D.I.C. to be both energy efficient and whisper quiet. You could expect it to use about as much power as a desktop computer.
Gunner
Review from Kickstarter
Just doubled up my pledge.
Shipping for 2 is $5.00?
Kal
Review from Kickstarter
Will we see more demonstrations videos of the drink induction chiller in demonstrations in the near future?
Michael Wolbert
Review from Kickstarter
What kind of power consumption does it take for this to operate?
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Jerick- this was a serious hurdle we had to overcome during development. The final product is whisper quiet, similar in noise output to a small Apple laptop. When powered on, it makes a faint white noise that is generally unnoticeable. I know how vital it is to be silent in an office, and I'd be perfectly comfortable bringing the D.I.C. to my desk :)
Jerick Evans
Review from Kickstarter
Amazing device! Perfect for hot summers by the looks of it. I was wondering if the cooler is silent when it’s turned on, or does it produce a slight noise? I work in an office where focus is paramount
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Jonathan - the chilling temperature is not adjustable. Within about 10 seconds of turning the D.I.C. on, the upper cooling plate will reach freezing temps. It's difficult to give an exact answer to how long a can of soda would take to get cold due to all the variables (ambient temperature, starting temp. of the liquid, volume of liquid, etc.). In a normal environment, a room temperature unopened can of soda would become noticeably colder in ten minutes and refreshingly chilled in about an hour. I wouldn't think of the D.I.C. as an end-all replacement to the refrigerator, but rather a supplement.
Jonathan Chiang
Review from Kickstarter
How long does it take to chill, let’s say, a can of soda and is the chilling temperature adjustable?
Rose Dynamics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Awesome Rebecca, can't wait to get both of your D.I.C.'s made and shipped ASAP! The upper cooling plate is 2.85 inches (7.24cm), which should comfortably fit the base of any bottle, cup or can.
Rebecca Reid
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for adding Canada. What is the diameter of the induction surface?
Rebecca Reid
Review from Kickstarter
Doubled up on the pledge to get 2.