Black Friday science sale: The best science gifts to buy this holiday

15% off all our science products.

25 NOV 2016

Everyone knows the Black Friday sales can be more stress than they're worth - unless you're in the market for science swag, that is.

This Black Friday (Friday, 25 November) we're taking 15 percent off nearly all our ScienceAlert Academy courses and products - including awesome science kits, cheap Steam subscriptions, and kick-ass drones.

It's the perfect place to get gifts for anyone who loves science and tech as much as we do... or just treat yourself to some cool new gadgets (because we all deserve it after almost making it through 2016).

The products have already automatically been discounted and are on sale now (note: not all products ship worldwide).

But and all you have to do to access 15 percent off all our science and tech courses is use the code BLACKFRIDAY15 at ScienceAlert Academy.

The code is active for 24 hours from 00:01am PST 25 November (7:01pm Sydney time, 3:01am New York time, and 8:01am London time).

To get you started, here's our ultimate science gift guide this holiday season (and they're already on sale now!):

1. Geek Fuel Mega Pack


​A cool subscription box filled with fun and geeky items sent out to you each month.​

Sale price: US$69.99 (reduced from US$79.99).

2. Getflix: Lifetime Subscription


This awesome subscription lets you watch services like Hulu and Netflix outside the US.​

Sale price: US$29 (reduced from US$39).

3. Lytro Illum Camera Bundle 2


This high-res camera captures a ridiculous 40 million rays per picture, which means you can record several focus planes on the same file. It's one of our top five best sellers, and the bundle comes with all travel accessories.

Sale price: US$299.99 (reduced from US$459.99). 

4. Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle


This DIY kit contains everything you need to build your own circuits, and eventually your own robot. It's the perfect hobby for the holidays.

Sale price: US$59.99 (reduced from US$62.99). 

5. Steamcrate subscription


This monthly subscription sends you 10 random Steam games every month that are yours to keep forever.

Sale price: US$19.99 (reduced from US$28.99) for a three-month subscription.

6. 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack


This three-pack of 2-metre (6.5 feet) long iPhone cables is awesome value. Hands up if anyone managed to get through the year without losing all their iPhone chargers?

Sale price: US$21.99 (reduced from US$32).

7. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Earbuds


These bluetooth headphones are cord-free, and water- and sweat-resistant. More than 10 hours of playtime with each charge.

Sale price: US$​2​9.95 ​(reduced from​ US$​3​9.95).

8. Bamboo Bed Sheets from OpenSky


Okay, bed sheets aren't specifically sciencey. But these awesome (and affordable) bamboo bed sheets have been one of the top five deals for the past three months, and we're really into them.

Sale price: US​$3​2.98 (reduced from US$39.99).

9. PureVPN 5-year subscription 


Protect your personal data and online activity with our top VPN deal.

Sale price: US$59 (reduced from US$89) for a five-year subscription. 

10. Code Black Drone


The Code Black is Stack Commerce's top-selling drone of all time. The palm-size drone is super fun to fly and comes with a HD camera so you can capture bird's eye footage.

​Sale price: US$​44.99 (reduced from US$69.99).

11. G-Tube Adventure-Ready Bluetooth Speaker 


This water-resistant bluetooth portable speaker is super-resilient and delivers awesome sound. You can even use it in the shower.​

Sale price: US$31​.99 (reduced from US$3​7​.99).

12. Scientific Magnetic Putty


Magnetic putty is the best! The ultimate sciencey stocking filler.

Sale price: US$9.99 (reduced from US$14.99).

13. Virtual Reality Headset


This incredible virtual reality headset allows you to see the world around you in a whole new way, and explore landscapes like the surface of Mars and the bottom of the ocean from the comfort of your own home. Just insert your smartphone into the headset, and you're ready to go.

Sale price: US$18.99 (reduced from US$24.99).

14. Martian Notifier Smartwatch


This awesome-looking watch syncs with iPhones and Androids to let you receive app notifications and take photos, all from your watch.

Sale price: US$29.99 (reduced from US$34.99).

15. Twist World Charging Station


This gadget saves you from having to lug around travel converters on holiday ever again. It twists to let you access different countries' power adaptors, and has 4 USB slots for rapid charging.

Sale price: US$31.99 (reduced from US$37.99).

This is a promotional ScienceAlert Academy post, in partnership with StackCommerce. We carefully vet all courses and products to make sure they're relevant to our readers, and make a share in the profits of any sales.

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