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 a new (free) writing app that deletes all of your words once the time goes off (!!), a new collection of pet furniture designed for walls and corners, a GPS iPhone app that lets you download the entire state of California to be used offline, instructions for making an edible iPhone case and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Cubic Pet Goods by Nendo Japan


“The majority of pet products for dogs are roundish and cute. However, they aren’t often suited to interior spaces with walls, floors, ceilings, windows and furniture designed mostly in a linear manner. With this issue in mind, pet products are designed with a variety of functions, emphasising compatibility with interior elements.”

The UA Architech 3D Printed Running Shoe


“The UA Architech features a 3D printed midsole and a 3D upper design that helps provide a precision fit. The training shoe was conceptualized during a two-year research and development process.”


Sygic GPS


“Sygic GPS Navigation is The World’s Most Installed Offline GPS Navigation App powered by TomTom Maps.”

The Most Dangerous Writing App


“Don’t stop typing, or all progress will be lost…”


Bloktagon Molds


“Faceted geometric forms are trending nowadays. While the simple, colorful, paper shape DIYs that appear all over Pinterest are fun and easy to make, the results aren’t lasting. We wanted to create a series of free, downloadable templates that could be used as forms and/or molds to make more sustainable objects. Download and print our Bloktagon series on cardstock paper to create forms for wax candles or concrete coat hooks and vases.”

Edible iPhone Cases


“EAT your phone case?”


3D NES Emulator

YouTube video

“Play a selection of your favorite NES titles in 3D with this new (free!) emulator – Firefox browsers only.”

Urban Snowmobiling

YouTube video

“Some people see the world as a playground, where anything and everything can and will be a shreddable obstacle. As a kid growing up in Minnesota, Levi LaVallee looked at his state’s capital Saint Paul like a ripe fruit, begging to be plucked…and ripped to shreds on his snowmobile. A land of opportunity that only he could see, it was his mission to take that city over on his trusty sled. Now, he’s done it.”

And there you have it!

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