With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.

This week we saw the first ever laceless football (soccer) cleat from Adidas, the first waterproof camera offering from Leica, an impressive new voice recorder app from Apple specifically for musicians, how to make the perfect steak, and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:




“The game is changing, and it takes the player with complete control to create the plays, build up chances and finish them with clinical precision. The one who is unbeatable in the attacks and unbreakable on defense, with a skill set that can’t be touched. The ACE 16+ is the soccer cleat for that player. A revolutionary laceless PRIMEKNIT upper delivers total control with no wear-in time. Designed for firm ground and artificial grass…”



“In pouring rain, tropical heat or a blizzard – the extreme ruggedness of the Leica X-U makes it the perfect companion on any outdoor project or journey…”


Music Memos


“Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass…”

Old Sport


“Old Sport is a tool that tells you which cocktails you can make based on the ingredients you already have. Making a cocktail should be simple. Whether you’re an aspiring bartender or a veteran mixologist, have a curated list of essential recipes at your fingertips…”


How to Cook the Perfect Steak


“I want to teach you how to cook good food at home. By stripping away all the hard graft and complexity, anyone can produce mouth-watering recipes. Put simply, I’m going to show you how to cook yourself into a better cook…(Gordon Ramsay)”

Concrete Cantaloupe Lamp


“I’ve always like the texture of cantaloupes, so I made this concrete lamp by creating a silicone mold with a real cantaloupe and then casting a hollow concrete version. I used a plastic water bottle and a threaded rod to make the chase and hollow part of the lamp and a cloth cord to wire the lamp…”


Slo Mo Guys | Paint Spinning Drill 4K

YouTube video

“Gav and Dan fling paint all over the place with a drill bit. It’s a great way to paint your bedroom but does leave the place a little bit breezy…”

Suicide Squad – Official Trailer 1

YouTube video

“Worst. Heroes. Ever…”

And there you have it!

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