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Five rad and random things I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 11.

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

Amazon

My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, awesome gifts for Father's Day or critter decor items for your own animal house. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome stuff that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those. The only thing they have in common is that I like them—and think you will too.

Below, five highlights from this week.

8bitdo SNES30 Wireless Bluetooth Controller

8bitdo SNES30 Wireless Bluetooth Controller

Amazon

The SNES 8bitdo controller supports both bluetooth and USB connection. It has a 480mAh battery and works with Apple and Windows devices. Game on. $35.

Coffee & Donuts DIY Coloring Book Tie

Coffee & Donuts DIY Coloring Book Tie

Think Geek

Ties need not be stodgy. The linen Coffee & Donuts DIY coloring book tie means you can customize the color palette. It is 59-inches long. $30.

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

Amazon

The Watch Ya Mouth creators have released an expansion. If you've never heard of seminal classic Watch Ya Mouth, here's the premise: you place a large piece of plastic in your mouth and try and say phrases written on cards. The plastic keeps your lips from touching (it's very off-putting and hilarious), making it hard to articulate letters—particularly Ps and Bs. The Throwdown edition comes with 42 more phrase cards, 10 mouthpieces—6 regular adult-size and 4 smaller ones—and 100 "throwdown" cards. These cards add new obstacles, like saying a phrase with a noisemakers in your mouth and performing various acting, singing, and drawing challenges. It makes a silly game even sillier. $25.

12 Hole Zelda Ocarina

12 Hole Zelda Ocarina

Amazon

This ceramic 12-hole chromatic ocarina has a note range from A4-F6. It comes with a neck-strap and instruction book that tells you how to correctly hold and play the instrument. Anyone else up for some Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time this weekend? $15.

ThinkGeek Minecraft Wall Torch Pack of 2

Minecraft Wall Torch

Amazon

With three AAA batteries each, these 11-inch Minecraft torches can act as a lantern or a wall sconce. $31.


With all our product stories, the goal is simple: more information about the stuff you're thinking about buying. We may sometimes get a cut from a purchase, but if something shows up on one of our pages, it’s because we like it. Period.

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