Five rad and super random football products I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 35.
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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, nine products to give your kitchen some smarts, 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.
A good thing about your team not being in the Super Bowl is that you have more attention to give things like drinking games. This one is fairly elaborate, with a football field, ball launcher, and six shot glasses. Launch the ball between the goal post to score points. Drink. A good time will be had by all. $20.
If all those chicken wings and Coors Lights have you itching for some activity, take into consideration a game of nighttime football. This GlowCity regulation-size ball has an impact-activated LED inside it. After touching the ball, the light stays on for 30 seconds. The ball is powered by three LR44 button cell batteries, which are not included. $25.
Two things really liven up a party: blasting Hey-Ya! and novelty ice cubes. The ROX ice cube tray makes two frozen footballs that measure more than 3″ x 2″. You can do your very own touchdown dance every time you spike a cube into your lukewarm bev. $10.
Impress your friends and family with homemade helmet, football, and jersey-shaped cookies. The cutters are made of tin-plated steel. $9.
If you’re hosting gameday (or literally any gathering of 2 or more people) odds are that guests are going to ask to use your charger. This charging station comes with five ports and five short cables—three for iPhone and two for Android. Two of the inputs are quick-charging 2.4amp USB ports. $30.
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