The basic premise is to replace quasi-objective side-by-side gadget comparisons with informed recommendations. If you want less of someone telling you what technical features to look for in general and more of someone telling you what to actually buy, you will like.
What I like is the ultra-spare, Web 0.1 ASCII character design that places all the emphasis on words (remember them?). As shown in the image above, the site title artwork is actually built character by character in the source code. Neat.
“Not as post-GUI elegant as The Wirecutter, but Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools is also more about personal recommendations than theoretically objective comparisons.”
Oh, I LOVE this. Thoughtful reviews covering a gamut of specialized products—from nerdware to Fels-Naptha soap—all written by reader/users. It’s got me itching to write a review of my impulse bag sealer. Thanks, John.