Five rad and random products I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 34.

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, Apple Watch accessories that are worth your time, my favorite products of the year, or items to elevate your binge watching. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn't really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Justice League laser-cut metal coasters

Justice League Laser-Cut Metal Coasters
Be a tabletop hero.Think Geek

Nothing is more super than these classy Justice League laser-cut coasters. They fight ring stains on your table and protect against surface scratches. The metal and cork coasters feature symbols representing Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash. $15.

A cap-collecting bottle opener

BarWise Cap-Collecting Bottle Opener
Just dump it every 16 beers.Amazon

At your next house party, this Joseph Joseph cap-collecting bottle opener will keep your metal caps orderly and off your floors (and under your couch). It collects up to 16 caps, which can easily be discarded into your recycling bin. $9.

Marx flexible conatiner lids

Marx flexible conatiner lids
Keep things fresh.Amazon

OK these lids are amazing. They create a tight seal around containers of various size. That means (1) your leftovers are fresher, (2) your drinks don't spill, and (3) you don't need to waste any more plastic film or foil. The stretchy, silicone lids come in six sizes that fit around both square and circular containers measuring 3 to t10 inches. And, yes, they're freezer- and dishwasher-safe. $13.

Volt leather heat gloves

Volt Leather Heat Gloves
Warming gloves.Amazon

These leather cold-weather gloves by Volt use tech to keep your hands toasty—even in a particularly brutal January. They have an Aquatic membrane that's breathable and impenetrable by snow and rain. They warm up to about 150 degrees along the entire length of your fingers. The battery lasts 3-12 hours, depending on how high you set the heater. They make a great gift for a friend born in winter. $200.

A constellation coffee mug

A constellation coffee mug
See stars.Etsy

These vintage constellation mugs come in all 12 signs of the zodiac and, better yet, are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. There are two sizes: 11 ounces and 15 ounces. $20.

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