From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. Plus, posts like this help to keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. The ability to serve up a cold drink has vexed automakers for years. There have been a few attempts – the icemaker in an early-90s Previa and cooled gloveboxes powered by ducted air conditioning being good examples – but, by and large, most OEMs haven’t put serious thought into providing an in-car fridge. Vacuum cleaners? Sure! But no refrigerators. And, yes, I am intentionally ignoring the bucks-deluxe solutions from the likes of Rolls and Bentley. We’re a website for commoners, just like all the writers here. Fortunately, the aftermarket has stepped in to offer some solutions to this problem. There are a myriad of companies building portable mini fridges designed to run off 110V and 12V power, allowing the things to work away in a car’s cargo area while the family circus travels down the road to Disneyland. We’ve chosen eight options and presented them here. Some of them made the cut on price, a few on innovation, and one because it simply looked cool – pun intende...

Buyers Guide: The 10 Best Portable Fridges for Your Car or Truck

There’s nothing quite as nice as enjoying a cool beverage and a fresh snack after a long day of off-road adventure — and that’s exactly why so many options exist in portable, powered fridges, freezers, and coolers designed for use in your Jeep, truck, or 4×4. If you’re tired of messing around with ice packs that eat up space in your bulky camping cooler, you’ll want to give the products below a look. Each is powered by the outlet in your vehicle and keeps your snacks and drinks chilled without the need for ice packs. Many also feature compatibility with standard household wall outlets, making them easy to move from your truck to the campsite or cottage with ease. Whether you need a small electric cooler for one person or a great big cooler for a multi-day family adventure, the products below have you covered nicely. Here are some great portable fridge options: The Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer takes our Editor’s Pick designation with ease for its combination of affordable pricing, unique features and options, and compact, go-anywhere sizing. You won’t be packing a weekend’s worth of beverages and snacks into this one, but if you’re traveling light and want to ke...