By Rich Figel
With all the bad news this past week, I'm looking forward to the weekend and going to see the Bows basketball game Sat. night. It's not the NCAA tournament, but hey, they're one of the few Division I teams still playing in March -- and Miah, Zane, Vander are worth the price of admission! Good seats are still available, so get 'em while you can.
On a somewhat related note, everyone in Hawaii knows we love tail-gating at football games and weekend cook-outs. But sometimes you have to park a long way from the picnic site and lug heavy ice chests pretty far. Well, local inventor Mark Bell came across a motorized ice cooler, which is in the same legal classification as motorized wheelchairs and mobility devices, and has the Hawaii dealership rights for the product. We're going to be selling it through the Career Changers TV show and our website. But first, we need a local style name for it!
The battery-powered device can hold up to 300 pounds and will go 15 miles on a single charge, according to Mark. Hook up a wagon or another cooler with wheels on it, and he says you can pull an additional 300 pounds in grinds and beverages.
If you submit a name that we decide to use, Mark said he'll give you some kind of "cool prize" and CCTV will kick in a free dinner or something like that (value about $50). While shooting a future segment on the product at Magic Island last week, a lot of curious people -- locals and tourists alike -- stopped and stared. Many of them thought it was a great idea, so we're excited about the prospects of rolling it out soon... pun intended.
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