Five rad and random eclipse things I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 19.
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, how to stay cool during the summer, items to make your bathroom the shit, or apps that won’t make your kids dumber. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome stuff that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.
Here are some items to make your solar eclipse experience a little more enjoyable. Have fun!
This Venn diagram solar eclipse bodysuit has a smiling moon eclipsing a lip-quivering sun. It has three snap buttons and is made out of 100 percent cotton. $20.
The Celestron Eclipse Binoculars are a step up from the DIY pinhole projectors you’re used to. They provide ten times magnification and have integrated 42mm solar filters that block harmful UV rays before they can fry your eyeballs. The body of the eclipse binoculars is made of aluminum with a rubber coating and weighs less than two pounds. You receive a carrying case and binocular strap for transportation. $70.
If you don’t want to lug around a pair of binoculars, grab some eclipse glasses. These googles have shade 14 welders lenses—the darkest lens shade you can buy—which black out surrounding light and totally cover your eyes. Yay safety. The strap is adjustable so it’ll fit any member of the family. $29
This silver bracelet shows five phases of a solar eclipse. If you don’t have time to gaze at the sky, dazzle a loved one with a bracelet that screams, uh, total eclipse of the heart. $31.
This solar eclipse print—on textured, matte stock with fade-resistant ink—is a reproduction of a 1890 eclipse art print. Sizes range from 4-6 inches to 36-48 inches. $14-125.
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