Brandt Ranj

Brandt Ranj

Staff Writer, Commerce


Brandt has worked at PopSci since 2022, joining the staff on the commerce team. Previously, he was a commerce reporter for Futurism (a sibling brand under the Recurrent Ventures flag), Rolling Stone, and Business Insider. His eight years of commerce journalism have made him adept at wading through thousands of gadgets to find the few that are actually worth your time. He’s covered trade shows both in-person and virtually, concocted new ways to reach vast audiences, and done his best to continue his streak of being constantly curious. While he’s mostly found staring directly at a screen, he’d rather be out with friends or baking a cake.

  • A lifelong lover of technology who found a way to work his hobby into a career
  • .Prioritizes hands-on testing and original photography to help readers learn which gear is right for them.
  • Passionate about life, liberty, and excessive Oxford Comma use.

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