PopSci's Blackout Picks,

as seen on CBS 2 News at 5...

We´re most prone to power outages in the summer, when everyone cranks their air conditioner and power demands skyrocket. When the power goes out, it´s likely to be hot and uncomfortable, and staying in touch becomes difficult as battery life drains from your gadgets. But there are ways to be prepared.

Charge 2 Go cellphone charger
Description shown on The Goods
$20; >>charge2go.com

Brooks Trance 5 sneaker
$100; >>brookssports.com

Motorola SX700 two-way radio
$70; >>giantintl.com

Datexx Sentina LED 92M emergency flashlight/nightlight
$30; >>datexx.com

Rubbermaid Thermoelectric travel cooler and warmer
Description shown on The Goods
$60; >>rubbermaid.com

Voltaic backpack
$229; >>voltaicsystems.com

Philips Aurelle LED candle series
$25; >>philips.com