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 Amazon


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 ThinkGeek


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 Etsy


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

Star Trek mugs Etsy


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 Etsy


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

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.