Five rad and random coffee mugs I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 25.

Rad and Random Coffee Mugs
It's National Coffee Day!Etsy

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 build the ultimate backyard movie theater, books PopSci staffers are reading, or these rad and random smart home products. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn't really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Below, some top-notch vessels for your beverages.

Ctrl Alt Del mug set
Ctrl Alt Del Mug SetAmazon

This set comes with three plastic 8-ounce cups and a tray with circuit board etchings. It's all dishwasher safe. $13.

Astronaut Helmet 3D Mug
Astronaut Helmet 3D MugThinkGeek

This astronaut helmet mug is currently 20 percent off. It holds 20 ounces of piping hot—or frosty cool—drink. Go on, be a little astro-naughty. $12.

Galaxy Mug
Galaxy MugEtsy

This hand-painted, ceramic coffee mug is a work of art. It holds 10 ounces. $14.

Star Trek Mugs
Star Trek mugsEtsy

If Star Trek: Discovery has got you psyched about space exploration, consider these coffee mugs, which could bring a bit of extra wonder to your desk or kitchen counter. The first is an engraved YETI option that comes in two sizes (20- and 30-ounce) and five colors (black, purple, white, pink, and green). You can also choose to get it engraved with the Starship Enterprise or the Starfleet insignia. $30+.

For a cheaper mug, this 12-ounce Star Trek Next Gen number is on sale for 75 percent off, making it only $3. ThinkGeek only has yellow and blue options left.

Rock Climbing Mug
Rock Climbing MugEtsy

This porcelain mug holds 12 ounces. There are seven color options for the rock-hold handle. $24.

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