COOL TOOLS UNTRIED

Cool Tools Untried look cool, but — buyer beware — may seem cooler than they actually are. Neither I nor any of our reviewers have actually used the items below, so we can’t endorse them or speak from experience. If you have used any of these and can report (positively or negatively) — or if you have a similar item you love — please let us know. Until then, here’s some intriguing stuff.

– Steven Leckart

Optx 20/20 Soft Reading Lenses
Reusable stick-on bi-focals

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Available from Optx 20/20 and Amazon

(thanks Dean!)

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Digital Nutrition Scale
Precision dieting

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Available from EatSmart and Amazon

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Glo Glov
Safety reflective gloves

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Available from Glo Glov

(via Bike Hugger)

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Dexpan
Controlled, non-explosive demolition agent

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Available from Archer Company and Amazon

(thanks David!)

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The Solar Food Dryer
DIY sun-powered grub dehydration

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Available from Amazon

(via Mother Earth News)

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Cost Controller Power Strip
Digitally displays power consumption in kilowatt hours

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Available from Computer Gear

(via EcoGeek)

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Knot Tying Cards
Key-ring size knot instructions

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Available from Brigade Quartermasters

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World Pro Instant Air
Portable pneumatic system

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Available from World Tools and Amazon

See here for a video demo

(thanks Drew!)

Related items previously reviewed on Cool Tools:

COOL TOOLS UNTRIED – 2003

COOL TOOLS UNTRIED – 2004

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FuBar Demolition Tool

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Smart Power Strip