10 Back to the Future Products to Get for the Movie’s 35th Anniversary

Amazon/Entertainment Earth
Amazon/Entertainment Earth

Great Scott! The original Back to the Future rocked the box office (and made a big impression on then-president Ronald Reagan) when it debuted in theaters on July 3, 1985. Thirty-five years later, audiences still can’t get enough of the science-fiction comedy—or its stellar sequels. If you know someone who loves these movies, we’ve got 10 can’t-miss gifts lined up for you. So climb into the DeLorean and let’s take a look.

1. Flux Capacitor Wristwatch; $100

A Flux Capacitor wrist watch

Like Doc Brown’s DeLorean, this nerd-tastic watch is a stainless-steel beauty. Press the bottom button and the LED lights inside its tiny flux capacitor replica will convey the current time in a series of flashes. And when the urge to time travel arises, you can hit the next button up to get a randomly generated date—from the deep past or distant future—on the watch’s stylish readout meter. Happy trails.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Hoverboard T-Shirt; $23-$27

A 'Back to the Future' t-shirt
Hot Topic

Sadly, the year 2015 came and went without giving us the stylish hoverboards we were promised in Back to the Future Part II. At least we can rock this wearable hoverboard merch, courtesy of Hot Topic. Your move, Griff.

Buy it: Hot Topic

3. Outatime License Plate Cushion; $20

A 'Back to the Future' pillow.
Entertainment Earth

Today, the vanity plate on Doc Brown’s DeLorean would cost him hundreds of dollars to register and renew. But die-hard BTTF fans can get a rectangular pillow that looks just like it for a fraction of the price.

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4. Save the Clock Tower T-Shirt, $23-$27

A Save the Clock tower t-shirt
Hot Topic

Another day, another great T-shirt. Marty might have been trapped in the '50s if not for Hill Valley’s iconic clock tower, so, yeah, the landmark is definitely worth saving. Here’s a wearable version of the preservation society flyer used in the original movie.

Buy it: Hot Topic

5. Doc and Marty Crew Socks; $14

'Back to the Future' themed socks.
Odd Sox/Amazon

Hey, Marty! Know what’s not “heavy"? These novelty socks, which are made of lightweight combed cotton and showcase Hollywood’s favorite time travelers. Vibrant and comfy, these socks are a definite conversation starter.

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6. Marty McFly Hat Replica; $29

A hat replica from 'Back to the Future'

Even by faux future standards, Marty’s color-changing baseball cap really stood out, and now, Diamond Select Toys has lovingly recreated this “2015” fashion staple. In fact, they’ve one-upped it; while Marty wore a fitted cap on screen, the Diamond Select version is adjustable (one size fits most). Made with ultra-reflective fabrics, it changes colors when lit.

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7. Doc Brown Funko with Helmet; $17

A Doc Funko doll

Back in the '50s, Doc Brown experimented with mind reading—and he looked great doing it! Funko’s immortalized this iconic scene with a 3.75-inch figurine in an attractive little package. And if you’d prefer a figure decked out in the mad scientist’s yellow suit, they’ve got you covered.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Control Panel Ceramic Mug; $10

A 'Back to the Future' mug
Entertainment Earth

As any responsible time traveler would, Doc Brown fitted his DeLorean with separate “destination time,” “present time,” and “last time departed” meters. All three are present and accounted for on a fun new mug from SD Toys. Just look at this little number and you’ll swear it’s 1985 all over again. (If you’re a Chicago Bears fan, that should be especially pleasant.)

Buy it: Entertainment Earth

9. DeLorean Key Chain; $14

A 'Back to the Future' keychain
Factory Entertainment/Amazon

It’s funny to think that a car manufactured by the defunct DeLorean motor company lives on as a beloved piece of our popular culture—all thanks to the Back to the Future series. Nowadays, the vehicle even comes in lightweight key chain form. It's the perfect gift for your family’s resident sci-fi buff.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Back to The Future Trilogy (Blu-Ray Set); $25

The 'Back to the Future' DVD
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment/Amazon

While you’re here, why not pick up the three movies that started it all? Released in 2015, this box set contains each installment in the original trilogy along with some full-length episodes of the Back to the Future Animated Series and hours of bonus features.

Buy it: Amazon

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7 Top-Rated Portable Air Conditioners You Can Buy Right Now

Black + Decker/Amazon
Black + Decker/Amazon

The warmest months of the year are just around the corner (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway), and things are about to get hot. To make indoor life feel a little more bearable, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the top-rated portable air conditioners you can buy online right now.

1. SereneLife 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner; $290

SereneLife air conditioner on Amazon.

This device—currently the best-selling portable air conditioner on Amazon—is multifunctional, cooling the air while also working as a dehumidifier. Reviewers on Amazon praised this model for how easy it is to set up, but cautioned that it's not meant for large spaces. According to the manufacturer, it's designed to cool down rooms up to 225 square feet, and the most positive reviews came from people using it in their bedroom.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Black + Decker 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner and Heater; $417

Black + Decker portable air conditioner

Black + Decker estimates that this combination portable air conditioner and heater can accommodate rooms up to 350 square feet, and it even comes with a convenient timer so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn it off before you leave the house. The setup is easy—the attached exhaust hose fits into most standard windows, and everything you need for installation is included. This model sits around four stars on Amazon, and it was also picked by Wirecutter as one of the best values on the market.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Mikikin Portable Air Conditioner Fan; $45

Desk air conditioner on Amazon

This miniature portable conditioner, which is Amazon's top-selling new portable air conditioner release, is perfect to put on a desk or end table as you work or watch TV during those sweltering dog days. It's currently at a four-star rating on Amazon, and reviewers recommend filling the water tank with a combination of cool water and ice cubes for the best experience.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Juscool Portable Air Conditioner Fan; $56

Juscool portable air conditioner.

This tiny air conditioner fan, which touts a 4.6-star rating, is unique because it plugs in with a USB cable, so you can hook it up to a laptop or a wall outlet converter to try out any of its three fan speeds. This won't chill a living room, but it does fit on a nightstand or desk to help cool you down in stuffy rooms or makeshift home offices that weren't designed with summer in mind.

Buy it: Amazon

5. SHINCO 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner; $320

Shinco portable air conditioner

This four-star-rated portable air conditioner is meant for rooms of up to 200 square feet, so think of it for a home office or bedroom. It has two fan speeds, and the included air filter can be rinsed out quickly underneath a faucet. There's also a remote control that lets you adjust the temperature from across the room. This is another one where you'll need a window nearby, but the installation kit and instructions are all included so you won't have to sweat too much over setting it up.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Honeywell MN Series Portable Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier; $400

Honeywell air conditioner on Walmart.

Like the other units on this list, Honeywell's portable air conditioner also acts as a dehumidifier or a standard fan when you just want some air to circulate. You can cool a 350-square-foot room with this four-star model, and there are four wheels at the bottom that make moving it from place to place even easier. This one is available on Amazon, too, but Walmart has the lowest price right now.

Buy it: Walmart

7. LG 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner; $699

LG Portable Air Conditioner.
LG/Home Depot

This one won't come cheap, but it packs the acclaim to back it up. It topped Wirecutter's list of best portable air conditioners and currently has a 4.5-star rating on Home Depot's website, with many of the reviews praising how quiet it is while it's running. It's one of the only models you'll find compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, and it can cool rooms up to 500 square feet. There's also the built-in timer, so you can program it to go on and off whenever you want.

Buy it: Home Depot

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10 Wireless Chargers Designed to Make Life Easier

La Lucia/Moshi
La Lucia/Moshi

While our smart devices and gadgets are necessary in our everyday life, the worst part is the clumsy collection of cords and chargers that go along with them. Thankfully, there are more streamlined ways to keep your phone, AirPods, Apple Watch, and other electronics powered-up. Check out these 10 wireless chargers that are designed to make your life convenient and connected.

1. Otto Q Wireless Fast Charging Pad; $40

Otto Q Wireless Fast Charging Pad

Touted as one of the world's fastest chargers, this wireless model from Moshi is ideal for anyone looking to power-up their phone or AirPods in a hurry. It sports a soft, cushioned design and features a proprietary Q-coil module that allows it to charge through a case as thick as 5mm.

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2. Gotek Wireless Charging Music Station; $57

Gotek Wireless Charging Music Station
Rego Tech

Consolidate your bedside table with this clock, Bluetooth 5.0 speaker, and wireless charger, all in one. It comes with a built-in radio and glossy LED display with three levels of brightness to suit your style.

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3. BentoStack PowerHub 5000; $100 (37 percent off)

BentoStack PowerHub 5000

This compact Apple accessory organizer will wirelessly charge, port, and store your device accessories in one compact hub. It stacks to look neat and keep you from losing another small piece of equipment.

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4. Porto Q 5K Portable Battery with Built-in Wireless Charger; $85

Porto Q 5K Portable Battery with Built-in Wireless Charger

This wireless charger doubles as a portable battery, so when your charge dies, the backup battery will double your device’s life. Your friends will love being able to borrow a charge, too, with the easy, non-slip hook-up.

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5. 4-in-1 Versatile Wireless Charger; $41 (31 percent off)

4-in-1 Versatile Wireless Charger
La Lucia

Put all of those tangled cords to rest with this single, temperature-controlled charging stand that can work on four devices at once. It even has a built-in safeguard to protect against overcharging.

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6. GRAVITIS™ Wireless Car Charger; $20 (31 percent off)

GRAVITIS™ Wireless Car Charger

If you need to charge your phone while also using it as a GPS, this wireless device hooks right into the car’s air vent for safe visibility. Your device will be fully charged within two to three hours, making it perfect for road trips.

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7. Futura X Wireless 15W Fast Charging Pad; $35 (30 percent off)

Futura X Wireless 15W Fast Charging Pad

This incredibly thin, tiny charger is designed for anyone looking to declutter their desk or nightstand. Using a USB-C cord for a power source, this wireless charger features a built-in cooling system and is simple to set up—once plugged in, you just have to rest your phone on top to get it working.

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8. Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain; $20 (59 percent off)

Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain
Go Gadgets

This Apple Watch charger is all about convenience on the go. Simply attach the charger to your keys or backpack and wrap your Apple Watch around its magnetic center ring. The whole thing is small enough to be easily carried with you wherever you're traveling, whether you're commuting or out on a day trip.

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9. Wireless Charger with 30W Power Delivery & 18W Fast Charger Ports; $55 (38 percent off)

Wireless Charger from TechSmarter

Fuel up to three devices at once, including a laptop, with this single unit. It can wirelessly charge or hook up to USB and USB-C to consolidate your charging station.

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10. FurniQi Bamboo Wireless Charging Side Table; $150 (24 percent off)

FurniQi Bamboo Wireless Charging Side Table

This bamboo table is actually a wireless charger—all you have to do is set your device down on the designated charging spot and you're good to go. Easy to construct and completely discreet, this is a novel way to charge your device while entertaining guests or just enjoying your morning coffee.

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