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The SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is GO. This short video features some of the coolest finds we’ve discovered on the web this week.

This week we look at:

DESIGN
Stainless Steel Sharpie-With the Stainless Steel Sharpie you can have it all. Featuring a stainless steel barrel design with the classic Sharpie logo laser etched, this Sharpie puts an end to throwing away all those poor plastic Sharpies. Get yours at Sharpie.com for $8.99.

Gerber Hook Knife Keychain-Nobody can argue that having a good keychain is one of life’s small pleasures…extra points if the keychain is also an innovative tool. And with the Gerber Hook Knife keychain you can feel a little bit safer in the case that you ever find yourself in a bind. Yes, featuring a ring-grip, this $11 tool from Gerber.com ensures that you can cut yourself out of cloth, open envelopes, cut fishing line, or you know…whatever else you need it for.

APPS
Phoster-With the Phoster app you can create a unique poster design from any photo in your phone’s camera roll and customize text on multiple professionally-designed layouts. What? That’s kind of cool. From text to picture placement, and finally exporting to print, creating posters just got a whole lot easier. On iTunes for $1.99.

Vizible-This new location-aware app filters photos from Twitter and lets you know who else is at the concert, park, or industry event that you’re at…and politely lets you know if they take better smartphone pictures than you can. Available for Free on iTunes.

DIY
Barn Door Project-If not living on a barn makes you feel uncomfortable, then check out this barn door DIY project from lilluna.com. Yes, whether you want to use the barn door as a headboard for your bed, as a sliding door, or to mount on a wall, this DIY project gives you a shopping list of everything you need and walks you through from measuring the wood pieces to properly staining the finished product—all for under $200.

iPhone Binocular Mount– When you’re finished creating your barn door, be sure to check out the binocular mobile phone mount Instructable from Instrucables user ‘RKUPAN’. Yes for the casual photographer who doesn’t want to invest in a DSLR and zoom lens, this rig allows you the power of taking zoomed-in photos for your instagram-sharing bliss. Check it out on Instructables.com!

ROCK AWESOMENESS
FUEL Backup Battery– Speaking of having a sweet keychain tool, if having a hook blade doesn’t suit your fancy, then be sure to check out the FUEL: The World’s Smallest Phone Charger. Yes this tiny little fuel tank and it’s 220 milliAMp hour battery gives you a few hours of extra standby or 30 minutes of extra talk time for those unexpected flight delays. Get it at Kickstarter for $22.

Jenga Boom– The Jenga Boom is the new explosive wood stacking game that includes a ticking time bomb base that automatically topples the tower when the timer runs out. If you find yourself playing Jenga with people like Smoth, who takes 20 minutes to make a move, this is the perfect solution.

What’s on cadjunkie?
Adam, what’s on cadjunkie?!This week brings us round two of our modo Studio Photography series where we start by taking a look at building our own material preset library. Of course we’re still rolling out the SolidWorks Surfacing Series where we’re building a jet engine-inspired subwoofer design. Get that membership now at cadjunkie.com.

What’s on Engineer vs Designer?
What’s on EngineerVsDesigner? Loads of cool interviews and this week we interview Elliot Blanchard, Founder of Invisible Light Network! Listen on iTunes or at EngineervsDesigner.com.

Ask SolidSmack
And there you have it! Send your cool tool finds to smoth@www.solidsmack.com, sign up for our newsletter there in the sidebar or ask us a question in the comments or via email about diy, design, tech or anything else. Smoth would love to help.

Author

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.