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 minimalist wall mount for your skateboard and Pez dispenser collection, a sneak peek at Nokia’s upcoming virtual reality camera, an app designed to keep you from looking at your phone every 30 seconds, a tutorial on how to build a toothbrush machine and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera

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“OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of professionals who will create amazing experiences for people around the world. We expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events and each other. With OZO, we plan to be at the heart of this new world.”

Wall Ride Skateboard Hanger

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“Wall Ride is a practical and versatile wall-mounted rack, perfect for those who want to proudly display their skateboard…”

APPS

Forest

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“With this interesting mechanism, the sense of achievement and responsibility will drive our users to stay away from their phone with no pain…”

Boxer Email

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“Boxer is the fastest, most innovative email, calendar, and contacts app available for iPhone!”

DIY

Toothbrush Machine

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“The Toothbrush Machine®: because knowing how to build something doesn’t always mean you should…”

Outdoor Public Ping Pong Table

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“We were inspired by the public tables that grace many plazas in Barcelona and Berlin and we wanted to demonstrate why San Francisco and other Bay Area localities should be adding ping pong tables to our streets, plazas and parks…”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

4K Footage of What Happens to Alka-Seltzers in Space

“Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station. This footage is one of the first of its kind.”

World Record Semi-Truck Jump

“At the annual Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana, stunt driver Gregg Godfrey attempted a 140-foot semi jump. He flew 166 feet.”

And there you have it!

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