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 everything from a crazy composite wood technology bike to a new iPhone app that can make a t-shirt out of seemingly any photograph, an ingenious DIY storage solution, a new update from SpaceX’s efforts for launching humans into space and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


AERO Bicycle


“AERO is a revolution in bicycle frames. The shape aims to discover new possibilities of the Composite Wood Technology developed for this brand.”

Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO Waterproof iPhone Case


“Waterproof protection and extra battery in one! The juice pack H2PRO is not only waterproof, it exceeds Military Standards for protection while providing more than 100% extra battery when you need it most.”




“Coach.me helps you focus on the daily practice that goes into achieving your most important goals. If you are willing to do the work, we will help you achieve anything.”



“OMG, where’d you get Yoshirt? Design, share and buy custom apparel and accessories with Yoshirt!”


Branch Hooks


“Paint the hook and drill a hole for the nail.”

Black Chalkboard Pegboard


“Two quick and cheap coats of chalkboard paint transformed the standard panel into a customized domestic exhibition space. “


SpaceX Successful Pad Abort Test

YouTube video

“The data captured here will be key in preparing Crew Dragon for its first human missions in 2017.”

Metallica’s Enter Sandman (Backwards Cover)

YouTube video

“MAY-tallica is on!”

And there you have it!

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