Cool Things Collection

Welcome to Cool Things Collection, a UK lifestyle blog started in 2007; the same year Apple introduced The iPhone! We showcase a hand-curated collection of cool things including products, clothes, gadgets, art, design, travel and much more.

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The best parks in Canada

Canada has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and a rich culture. Quite frankly there is no other country in the world as developed, laid back and beautiful as Canada is. The one thing you must do before…

Planning the ultimate US road trip

A road trip across the USA is on many people’s bucket lists, but it’s something that takes a great deal of planning if you’re going to pull it off. Road trips aren’t for everyone, and the US is a big…

How to Prepare Your Car for the Colder Seasons

When the autumn and winter seasons arrive, cars can suffer greatly. Whether you’ve got a dated vehicle or a quality second hand car, all vehicles experience the same recurring issues.  Said issues are both bothersome and dangerous, and unfortunately there’s…

The Rise Of The UK ‘Football Casual’ Subculture

Here in the UK we love our subcultures, but one of the most popular subcultures that hasn’t been well received up until now is the ‘football casual’. It’s understandable, the culture of ‘football casual’ has roots in football hooliganism.  …

Making The Most Of Your University Experience, A Fresher’s Guide

Starting university is an exciting chapter in anyone’s life, and studies show that year-on-year the student experience is improving as establishments and cities continue to invest time and money on making students feel welcome. If you’re a student moving away…

Let in more light to improve the value of your home

Natural light is an amazing free resource, but many of us don’t make the most of it when designing our homes. Whether you just want the most pleasant, relaxed space to live in as possible, or whether you’re trying to…

Top 5 German Car Manufacturers

The history of the German cars is long and lucrative. The Germans are renowned for delivering practical, functional vehicles that are long lasting and reliable. But not only that, they can be incredibly cool and stylish too. Sadly, Britain has…

Washing Machines Tips & Hacks

20 Ultimate Washing Machine Hacks

We love some good life hacks, especially something that’s regularly used like a washing machine to help with those common laundry issues. The following infographic includes 20 top tips for making the most out of your washing machine, from troubleshooting…

Cool stylish fire extinguishers from Eimdall Design

This weeks product feature comes from Swedish company Eimdall Design and their stylish fire extinguishers available to buy. Eimdall set out with a goal to increase the awareness of home safety and home safety products. Despite most people understanding how…

Cool iPhone Case – Urban Armor Gear

I feature products on Cool Things Collection that I genuinely love and use daily and my iPhone case from Urban Armor Gear is one of those products. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) make rugged, lightweight, mobile phone cases that are drop…

Ways of getting out of debt in the UK

Being in debt is something few people feel completely comfortable with. You can grow used to it, but given the choice, most of us would live debt-free. Something that is actually easier to achieve than you may think. There are…

What We Can Expect From The Future Of Streaming

While it is quite clear that streaming platforms have revolutionised the way we absorb our entertainment, many may be wondering what the future may bring. As things are continually adapting and developing, we could almost assume that impressive high tech…

Cool Luxury Gadgets For Your Home

Have you always dreamed of a life that hangs on the edge of futuristic, with cool gadgets that up the ante of cool and elevates your status to luxury levels? As technology just keeps on getting better, so do the…

Physical Media and 4k Blu-Ray

The Motion Picture Association of America reported a significant drop in physical media sales over the past five years in its annual entertainment report. According to the statistic, which was obtained by IHS Markit and DEG, DVD and Blu-Ray dropped…

5 ways to make your home into a cool place

You don’t need to give your home a full renovation to make it into a pleasant living space. If you’re feeling the need to give your property an upgrade and a refresh, there are some fairly budget-friendly ways in which…

Fujifilm UK Discount Code

I bought a refurbished Fujifilm X-t20 today from Fujifilm refurb website in the UK which has some fantastic offers on Fuji cameras and lenses – usually around 25% off. After the purchase, they gave me a link to share with…

How You Can Avoid the Most Frequent In-Home Accidents

Houses can be dangerous places. Year after year, surveys and studies continue to reveal that the residential home can be one of the most hazardous locations of all. Of course, most fatal accidents take place on streets and highways, but…

Monte Argentario: the Tuscan treasure

Monte Argentario is a beautiful peninsula belonging to the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany. If you’ve decided to spend a holiday near Monte Argentario, the first advice is to rent a small boat so you can…

Why so many vapers are switching to CBD E-liquids

When you start vaping, it’s not like you are switching from one bad habit to another. Over the last few years, vaping has become the choice of many people looking to move away from nicotine and instead move on to…

RAMBleed: Impacts for Data Security

Data has become a valuable commodity.  Many organisations collect vast amounts of sensitive data about their consumers as part of their core business model – some of this is used internally, while other data is sold to third parties as…

Latest Travel Posts

The best parks in Canada

Canada has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and a rich culture. Quite frankly there is no other country in the world as developed, laid back and beautiful as Canada is. The one thing you must do before…

Planning the ultimate US road trip

A road trip across the USA is on many people’s bucket lists, but it’s something that takes a great deal of planning if you’re going to pull it off. Road trips aren’t for everyone, and the US is a big…

Monte Argentario: the Tuscan treasure

Monte Argentario is a beautiful peninsula belonging to the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany. If you’ve decided to spend a holiday near Monte Argentario, the first advice is to rent a small boat so you can…

Cool Places Around The World To Experience Casinos

Even if you’re not into a flutter at the casino, they are well worth visiting for the sheer vibe and experience alone. In this post we look at some of the coolest places around the world to experience casinos. Macau…

7 Steps To Getting The Ultimate Road Trip Van

There’s something so wonderful about a road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, you won’t be able to replicate the feeling with any other kind of vacation. Hitting the open road, cranking up the tunes and seeing the…

5 Things You Need to Know About Dealing with Travel Problems

We put so much into planning a trip these days. There are plenty of websites designed to provide information on destinations and travel itineraries – including Cool Things – plus there are services designed to automate the entire planning process….

Last-minute half-term destinations for families

If you’re thinking of taking a last-minute half-term holiday – you’ll need options fast! Perhaps you’re imagining a family escape that will entertain and educate, maybe it’s an action-packed adventure or simply a beach holiday with lots of sunshine. These…

The Picos de Europa: Spain’s hidden adventure holiday

Think of Spain and you think of stunning beaches, hot sunny weather, great football teams, flamenco, paella and lush alpine greenery striding up snow-capped mountains? Really? Very few people seem to know about the marvels of green Spain on the…

Top 10 Quirky Restaurants In The UK

Whether you’re enjoying fresh fish in Cornwall, a Mexican meal in Manchester or a light lunch in London, there are plenty of restaurants who are willing to make your experience a little more memorable. So here’s a look at ten…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Montreal on Your Vacation

There are more reasons than ever to visit Montreal. With millions of tourists flocking to the city each year for its delicious cuisine and dynamic festivals, there is something to see and do for everyone. Here are just 10 reasons…

5 Cool Things To Do In Santorini This Summer

Santorini is one of the hottest destinations to travel to right now with plenty to do for everyone. This Greek island has everything from water sports to volcanos that you can explore if you fancy a bit of an adventure….

A Memorable Weekend Break In Rome

Rome was top of my bucket list of must see places in Europe for too long. In the summer we finally got to take a long weekend city break to the eternal city. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what…

4 destinations to add to your retirement bucket list

Retirement will mean something different to everyone. Perhaps you’re after peace and quiet after a hectic lifestyle, maybe you’re finally going to get the time to devote to your hobbies, or you might want to see the world and everything…

25 Interesting Places To Visit Around The World

Travel and experiencing new places around the World is something I love to do and below I showcase 25 places around the world that you’ll find on many travellers bucket lists, not just mine. All of these cool places feature…

Making your dream African Safari holiday come true

I’m sure there’s a plethora of destinations on your family travel bucket list. Is an African safari one of them? Don’t question anything else or waste time debating it because if you’re looking for amazing landscapes and kid-friendly activities then…

10 Cool Things to Do in Nottingham

Nottingham is a popular tourist destination in England, with a myriad of historical landmarks, museums, picturesque landscapes, entertaining venues and relaxation facilities. Here is a list of 10 cool things one must inevitably do in Nottingham:   Visit the Contemporary…

Thule Rolling Duffle Travel Bag Review

Award-winning Swedish company Thule known for there awesome vehicle bike racks and carriers have brought out a cool range of Subterra luggage and backpacks that incorporate Scandinavian design, chic simplicity and some innovative features. I purchased a Thule Crossover Rolling Duffel 87L and was so…

Latest Tech Posts

Cool iPhone Case – Urban Armor Gear

I feature products on Cool Things Collection that I genuinely love and use daily and my iPhone case from Urban Armor Gear is one of those products. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) make rugged, lightweight, mobile phone cases that are drop…

What We Can Expect From The Future Of Streaming

While it is quite clear that streaming platforms have revolutionised the way we absorb our entertainment, many may be wondering what the future may bring. As things are continually adapting and developing, we could almost assume that impressive high tech…

Cool Luxury Gadgets For Your Home

Have you always dreamed of a life that hangs on the edge of futuristic, with cool gadgets that up the ante of cool and elevates your status to luxury levels? As technology just keeps on getting better, so do the…

Physical Media and 4k Blu-Ray

The Motion Picture Association of America reported a significant drop in physical media sales over the past five years in its annual entertainment report. According to the statistic, which was obtained by IHS Markit and DEG, DVD and Blu-Ray dropped…

Fujifilm UK Discount Code

I bought a refurbished Fujifilm X-t20 today from Fujifilm refurb website in the UK which has some fantastic offers on Fuji cameras and lenses – usually around 25% off. After the purchase, they gave me a link to share with…

RAMBleed: Impacts for Data Security

Data has become a valuable commodity.  Many organisations collect vast amounts of sensitive data about their consumers as part of their core business model – some of this is used internally, while other data is sold to third parties as…

InsurTech Is The Future Of The Insurance Industry

The insurance industry may be a very old profession, but, like the many industries in the developed world, in the last few years it has been undergoing a revolution. Industry specific software and technology has been changing the way companies…

How The Jewellery Industry Is Using Laser Technology

The creation of jewellery is an ancient practice, originating in the earliest civilisations and evolving over the millennia to include a wider variety of designs and materials. Today the industry marries traditional techniques with modern technologies to allow for incredible…

10 Cool Tech Products You’ll Want In Your Home

The speed at which consumer technology is advancing these days is nothing short of extraordinary. Borderline terrifying, some might say. Nevertheless, each year is bringing to light its own simply spectacular tech products you can’t help but want in your…

10 Cool Gadgets Perfect For Xmas Gifts

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without some cool tech gadgets to muck about with and so here at Cool Things Collection we’ve handpicked 10 of the hottest tech gifts this Christmas.   1  Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter With Camera…

The Best Apps To Help You Make Money

It’s amazing what resources we currently have at our fingertips. In just a few taps we’re able to connect with friends from around the world, browse breaking news, and if you’re feeling particularly savy you can even start earning some…

10 Cool Car Accessories For 2018

Right now, it’s quick and easy to buy pretty much anything and everything you can think of for your car online. There’s never been a wider range of cool car accessories available to suit all preferences and pockets across the…

mobile gaming

Mobile Gaming and The Simulation Genre – A Perfect Couple?

Here at cool things collection we love all things games/play related, especially gaming and here’s an eye opening statistic for you – by the end of 2017, the mobile gaming industry is expected to have generated more than $40.6 million in…

4 Useful Apps to Clean Junk Files from a Mac

Businesses often opt to use Macs due to their performance, reliability and the fact that they tend to require very little maintenance. While Macs certainly have those advantages, they do still require some maintenance – particularly when it comes to…

5 unbelievable creations made from a Raspberry Pi

Since the first version of the Raspberry Pi broke cover in 2012, it’s fair to say that this tiny little computer has made waves with avid programmers and makers around the world. That’s reflected in the sheer range of amazing…

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Crime

The internet is an adult’s playground. Think of all the possibilities! You can stay in touch with your friends, plan events, catch up on the latest news, play games, shop for pretty much anything you could imagine, check out what…

6 Uses of EEG Headsets

The use of EEG headsets, where you can control something with your mind or have someone see how your brains works, might seem like a gadget straight out of a science fiction film, yet EEG is fast becoming a common…

Are You Hanging On To Old Tech?

Do you have some old tech lying around your home? That might be a computer with Windows 98 or a phone when they really were as heavy as bricks? Maybe, the tech is still fairly new but in this digital…

5 Of The Greatest US Sport Innovations

The US sports scene has been developing rapidly ever since the 1950s when the 24 second shot clock was introduced in the NBA. It’s hard to imagine basketball today without this iconic piece of technology. The sports industry has benefitted…