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 an entirely new record player from Gramovox, an freakin’ Tweeting weather station, the first footage from GoPro’s upcoming quadcopter, live-mapped tattoos and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Puma Suede Emboss


“The classic Puma Suede silhouette with all-new embossed formstripes…”

Gramovox Floating Record


“A high-performance turntable that plays your records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers. Get ready to spin vinyl right out of the box…”


PAC-MAN 256 – Endless Arcade Maze


“Cherries are red…Ghosts are blue…Munch a power pellet…Get Lasers too…PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends…But the Glitch is coming for you…”

Table Tennis Touch


“Table Tennis Touch® is the definitive table tennis game on mobile – now with epic multiplayer…”


Tweeting Weather Station


“Ever wanted to monitor your city’s Current Weather Conditions, Carbon Footprint, Noise and Pollution levels? Do you want be a Climate Change Crusader or set-up your own Tweeting Weather Station and share your local weather conditions with the world…”

Copper Pipe Icosahedron Light Fixture


“I sat down and did some freaking geometry…”


Ink Mapping: Video Mapping Projection on Tattoos, by Oskar & Gaspar

“The first live event of Tattoo Video Mapping. No post-production was used…”

GoPro: Sneak Peek of GoPro Quadcopter Footage

YouTube video

“Earlier this year, GoPro announced plans to release a quadcopter in the first half of 2016. The featured video was captured with a developmental prototype of GoPro’s quadcopter and stabilization system. No post-production stabilization was implemented; this is an example of the incredible image quality we are already able to capture at this advanced prototype stage…”

And there you have it!

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