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 release of the all-new (and one-handed) Kindle Oasis, a new take on modular furniture for DJs, an app for helping you collect “acorns”, how to make a robotic lawn mower, an insane 360-degree view of a rocket launch and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Kindle Oasis


“Our thinnest and lightest Kindle ever–read even more comfortably for hours.”

Selectors Cabinet DJ Furniture


“The Selectors Cabinet can be placed in living rooms, shops, galleries or bars. There is space to store your records in three compartments. Monitor speaker stands come with the cabinet as an option. The wooden cabinets can easily be taken out for transportation. The composition of the modular cabinets – as well as colors – can be modified on request.”




“Acorns helps you save & invest spare change from your everyday purchases and invest into a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. You can easily get started in minutes: anytime, anywhere.”

Tayasui Sketches


“Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing tools.”


3D Printed Robotic Lawn Mower

YouTube video

“Print your own Robomower. It’s robust, well-tested, nice to print…and easy to build!”

Vacuum Cleaner From a Bottle

YouTube video

“Build a very simple homemade vacuum cleaner show how the vacuum cleaner works.”


Skateboarding on FIRE

YouTube video

“Heya! Dudes, I’m so excited about today’s video. Seriously it has been a LONG time in my idea book to get skateboarders doing crazy stuff on fire in the rain.”

Rocket Launch in 360°

YouTube video

“Virtual reality cameras captured one of the most powerful activities in spaceflight…launch. No human being has ever experienced a rocket launch from this close.”

And there you have it!

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