Watermelon cooler

It’s summer in my part of the world, and spontaneous picnics are happening everywhere. I can’t think of anything better for a picnic than a watermelon.

The problem is that it is tough to transport a watermelon to your picnic. Not only are they heavy, but their smooth rind and curvaceous shape make them easy to slip out from underneath the arm. I suppose you could put them in a cooler, but they are often so big that they don’t fit. Someone at the picnic always gets “watermelon duty”, and is forced to lug the melon around. By the time that it is eaten, it is usually lukewarm, not as good as when it comes from the fridge.

Imagine if you could easily transport your watermelon, and had someplace cool to store them in. That is apparently the premise behind this Japanese device that you see here. As you can see, you just lift the lid, and put in the melon and tote it around like rolling luggage.

Of course, you had better have a watermelon that is not too long in order for this to work. I’m also guessing that you must really think that you need this, as this watermelon cooler will set you back about $230.