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 an ingenious new take on the multi-tool, a weather app featuring a cat weatherman (??), an easy way to redo those kitchen cabinets, Johnny Depp as Donald Trump (???) and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


‘Mom’ Chair by Carlo Contin


“The chair features an opening on the top for children to fill the empty space with their favorite games once they are finished playing…”

TPT – Titanium Pocket Tool


“A Compact Grade 5 Ti-Alloy EDC Multi Tool w/o bulk. Universal Wrench, Fork, Hex Slot, Bottle Opener & More…”




“Anchor makes it easy to broadcast short audio clips to a global audience in seconds. Your listeners can talk back, sparking instant group conversations that were never before possible. When not recording, listen to authentic humor, knowledge, inspiration, and debate from Anchor’s global collective of personality…”



“Weather doesn’t need to be boring. Poncho’s free forecasting service brings the weather to life and helps you plan your day. Start with Wake Up Weather, the cutest alarm clock ever, which will wake you up with a personal forecast and weather-appropriate music that will get your day started right. Continue to get current conditions throughout the day as well and a bonus personal afternoon forecast…”


Kitchen Cabinets


“I know that open shelves are not to everyone’s taste, but I like that they encourage me to get nicer stuff. When I had closed cabinets, I would collect junky, plastic clutter that could be easily hidden behind doors and drawers. With these open shelves, I focus on getting nicer home goods that look great displayed. For the few, unsightly products and items I have, I built or recycled storage containers for them like the ammo cans I painted and dip-dyed…”

Small Batch Concrete Casting


“Recently I took my first step into the exciting world of 3d printing. The result? I learned how to utilize basic CAD modeling and a 3d printer to create quick and precise custom molds for small batch concrete casting…”


Dragon Ball Z Flying Cloud Hoverboard

YouTube video

“紐約阿拉丁,台北觔斗雲 ! 孫悟空再強也敵不過小朋友軍團,雲的下場有點慘…”

Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie


“Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in this illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie…”

And there you have it!

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