Five rad and random things I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 2.

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, things to put in your work bag or science kits for kids. 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 handmade, geeky, and tech-enabled highlights from this week.

Stower Candle Phone Charger Emergency Light
Candle lit chargingAmazon

Charge your phone with water and a candle. The Stower Candle provides 6.5 hours of emergency light and 2.5-watt USB charging capability for the moments you are outdoors or without power. The device is designed to be used with the candle they provide, but should also work with any open flame.

Amazon; $100.

Prime Climb Math Game
Beautiful math gameAmazon

For 2-4 players, geek out with you friends as you improve your math skills with Prime Climb. Roll the dice and calculate your way to the middle of the board.

Amazon; $30.

Star Wars R2-D2 Salt Pepper Shakers
A geektastic way to seasonAmazon

Me: I don't know. Do I really need Star Wars themed salt and pepper shakers?

R2-D2: [beeps]

Me: Well, you got me there. One set of R2-D2 and R2-Q5 shakers, please.

Amazon; $15.

Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush Black
Another way to brushAmazon

The Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush System comes with a charging stand that gently dries and sanitizes the brush with UV-C rays after it is used. This toothbrush, which touts 40,000 strokes per minute, will also alert you when to switch to another area of the mouth.

Amazon; $129.

Whiskware Pancake Gadget
An easier breakfast toolAmazon

A quick, no-mess way to whisk pancake mix and carefully draw detailed fluffy breakfast food? This Whiskware takes the bowl and whisk out of the equation with a BlenderBall that fits inside of the dishwasher safe container. It has a heat-resistant, controlled spout and the lid doubles as a stand for when you are pouring your ingredients into the large mouth of the bottle.

Amazon; $15.

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