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 clock that’s sure to give 3.5 to 6.1 percent of you the creeps, a clean and simple key ring that opens up your cold ones, some nice updates to the Slack and Trello apps, a bathroom mirror wiper project, a fish-catching drone and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


The MB&F Arachnophobia Clock


“At either end of Arachnophobia’s time-displaying abdomen, important mechanical processes take place: the head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel, while the other end contains the mainspring barrel, which powers the movement. Attached to the abdomen are eight visually enticing legs which can be rotated so that Arachnophobia can stand tall on a desk or on a wall….”

Grovemade Key Rings


“The Grovemade Key Rings are nearly indestructible….”




“All your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack…”



“Like a whiteboard with super powers, Trello is simple to use and infinitely flexible. You’ll know exactly what needs to get done, who’s going to do it, and what’s coming up next. Plus, everything you do is synced and saved instantly to the cloud so that all your devices are always up to date…”


Magnetic Silly Putty


“Silly Putty and magnets are two inexplicably fun things to play with that never get old. So why not mix them together? Learn how to make silly putty with common household ingredients, then make it react to magnets!”

Bathroom Windshield Wiper


“If you are like me, once you’ve finished taking your Luxury Shower, it takes about 5 minutes to shave, brush my teeth, and comb my hair. I can’t be bothered by taking the time to wait for the mirror to clear, and leaving lint from a towel on the mirror is just so annoying. The only option was to bring technology invented over a century ago indoors with the Bathroom Windshield Wiper.”


Fishing with a Drone

YouTube video

“I caught a fish with my drone!!!”

Omni’s Propeller-Based Hoverboard Test Flight

YouTube video


And there you have it!

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