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Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera

Interesting doesn’t come close to how incredibly cool this camera is. Exceptionally quick to set up and learn, I’ve been charging around the house …

Time-lapse Photography

Screw Extractor Driver Set

I purchased this set over a year ago to remove a few stripped screws in a water damaged iPhone 4s, assuming I would need to use the included …

iPhone

Chantal Stainless Steel Travel Mug

I have been using the Chantal travel mug for 6 months. The attribute that set it apart is that you can drink the liquid anywhere around the rim. …

Steel

OXO Angled Measuring Jigger

About a year ago I bought the OXO Angled Measuring Jigger to use for mixing up cocktails. The jigger is made of stainless steel, so it’s virtually …

Electric Boot Dryer

I’m an avid year-round hiker, and New England weather often leaves my boots wet at the end of the day from a combination of perspiration and the …

New England

NuGuard GripStand 3

I have tried many cases for my iPad but the NuGuard GripStand 3 is by far my favorite. It is composed of a protective case and a handle that acts as …

iPad

Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) Screwdrivers

I read the recent post on Wiha drivers (they are excellent) and noticed readers are using them for laptop maintenance, but this is what you really …

Asia

Skrapr Surface Scraper

I found this tool at the register of a local hardware store a few years ago. I clean the kitchen after my wife cooks and had never found a good tool …

Scraper

VIDEO: Milwaukee Inkzall and Sharpie Pro Markers Review and Comparison

What’s the best permanent marker to use on wet, oily, rough, or dusty surfaces? This Tool Craze video tests a regular Sharpie, a Sharpie Pro, and a …

Sharpie

Spyderco Bug Knife

I have carried this tiny knife for a few years, connected to a Photon Freedom micro light (another cool tool I heartily recommend over the oft …

Knives

Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go

I’ve used these mini first aid kits for almost a decade now, and keep coming back to them because of their availability and practicality. They’re …

Johnson & Johnson

Tabletote Plus

I’m an independent musician who does a lot of touring, and in order to turn a profit I have to travel light. I use a small table on stage for my …

Foraging

Housepaint Touch-Up Bottle

We’ve been painting all the rooms in our house and when we finish I save a small container of it, like a cup’s worth, in this little bottle and then …

Mark Frauenfelder

Kamik Men’s Dawson Waterproof Winter Boot

I moved to Washington state last summer from California. I knew the winter would be quite wet living in the Pacific Northwest. And my wife and I …

Waterproofing

Leatherman Charge Multitool

I’ve carried a Leatherman multitool, in one form or another, for the last 20 years or so. It’s the one thing I use every single day. There are plenty …

Multi-tools

pStyle Female Urination Device

I have used the pStyle female urination device for over two years. Initially you might think it is gross but I think it is fantastic and I’ll explain …

Toilet Paper

Chapman Deluxe Industrial Mini-Ratchet Set

About ten years ago I was doing field service on biomedical equipment, this little tool kit got more use than all of the other tools put together. It …

Made in America

Slice Precision Cutter

The Slice Precision Cutter features a high-tech Zirconium Oxide non-replaceable micro-ceramic blade that lasts longer than steel and never rusts. A …

Cutter

Schwinn Smart Phone Bicycle Handlebar Bag

I was looking for a way to securely mount my smartphone to my bicycle to record the details of my workouts. I wanted something that would protect the …

Bicycles

Long Nose Vise-Grips

Everyone who is into tools knows about vise-grips (or locking pliers) and most of us have at least one in our tool box. But don’t overlook the small …

Noses

New in Ask Cool Tools

Cool Tools reader wsutton is looking for recommendations/pointers on soundproofing for the apartment he us renting. If you can help, please answer …

American Weigh Digital Scale

I needed a scale to weigh the powdered supplements I take (powders are cheaper than capsules). I bought the AWS 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale in …

Grams

Point It

It’s just a bunch of tiny little color pictures so if you can’t communicate with somebody you whip this out and point at a picture. There’s so many …

Mark Frauenfelder

What’s In My Bag? – Andrew Maxwell-Parish

Andrew Maxwell-Parish spends most of his time wandering through the realm between art and engineering. He likes to explore playful ways to make

MacBook Air

Sharkk iPad Mini Keyboard

The Sharkk keyboard for the iPad Mini turns your iPad into a fully functional, highly portable computer. One you can do serious work on in addition …

iPad Mini

Wink Fun – the best games, toys, and puzzles

We are excited to announce the launch of Wink Fun, a new Cool Tools website that celebrates fun stuff! And we mean fun things made from atoms – not …

Zippo Hand Warmer

This little baby has kept feeling in my fingers in an unheated workshop and kept my toes warm in a frigid tent more times than I can count by now. …

Zippo

Ableware Two Key Holder

I have a spinal cord injury and this simple plastic gadget holds the keys similar to the way a folding knife holds the blades. It enables me to …

Spinal Cord Injury

iFixit 26-Bit Driver Kit

I often find I want to open electronic things because there’s something broken that’s really easy to fix. I was stumbling around for a long time. I …

Mark Frauenfelder

Milwaukee Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife

I have carried and use this tool everyday for over three years. I work in Solid Waste and facilities maintenance. Lots of hard use.It is a knife that …

Knives