Twiddle Cube

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Twiddle Cube is a variation of a Fidget Cube. The Cube is a small handheld device also known as a fidget cube which were originally designed by Antsy Labs. It has sensory tools on all sides which are:

  • An On/Off-Style Switch
  • Gears
  • A Rolling Ball
  • A Small Joystick
  • A Spinning Disc
  • A “Rubbing Stone”
  • 5 Buttons

The twiddle cube is intended to offer an easy way to occupy your hands and other senses, particularly for self-soothing and anxiety.

 

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Reception

People describe it as basically a baby toy for adults, but it is a lot smaller than a baby toy and nowhere near as expensive. After its 2016 kick starter campaign, The Fidget Cube was one of the highest funded crowd funding projects in 2016. In fact it was the tenth highest funded kick starter project that year. Many companies have made their own versions, such as this twiddle cube.

Fidgeting

It’s common to hear fidgeting being spoken about negatively. It’s often labelled as unprofessional and deemed as anti-intellectual behaviour. But in reality, the exact opposite is the case.

The way we look at fidgeting needs to change. This behaviour isn’t one that should continue to be stigmatised and mocked as unbecoming or inappropriate. We are passionate about the idea that fidgeting is a process that, with the right tools and outlet, can have positive and real-life applications.

What I Think

I like the fidget cubes and this twiddle cube because it’s easy to use and you can take it anywhere. It’s small, light in weight and can fit into your pocket. You have plenty of choice in what to fidget with in this small device and once you have it you don’t need to spend any extra money on it such as accessories and electric.

As someone who fidgets a lot it help keeps my hands busy especially when I am nervous or my anxiety is high. It also gives my hands something to do when you have nothing else to do. It also helps me stop myself from scratching as I have skin condition called Eczema and it can help with that sometimes when I feel itchy.


© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall

Note: Prices may have changed since this review was published.

Fidget Spinner

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Fidget Spinners are a type of distraction and stress-relieving toy. Created in the 1990’s but became very popular in 2017. Suitable for people who have trouble focusing and/or fidgeting (Like Me!). This includes those with ADHD, Autism or Anxiety, by acting as a release mechanism for nervousness or stress.

Designed to relieve stress, Fidget spinners usually consist of a three-pronged design with a bearing in its circular pad. The individual holds the centre pad while the toy spins. Additionally, the design of the fidgets give the user a unique sensory feelings. This happens when the fidget is spinning because of the vibration and noise that it makes.

Kids and teenagers have used fidget spinners and cubes in school. For some of the school kids they have been useful to help them concentrate in lessons more especially with kids who have ADHD or Autism. Sadly some schools have banned them due to some kids being more interested in playing with them rather than doing their school work.

Designs

Made from various materials designs including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminium and 3D printed plastic. Fidgets come in a range of colours and you can even buy ones with patterns, glow in the dark and flash. The spinners have between two and seven prongs but the most popular one are the spinners with three-pronged.

Some people like to trade their fidget spinners with other people but I don’t fully understand why, as it’s not like if they are trading cards or anything like that. With the spinners being a popular toy at the moment, there is a good chance that there will be a select few, who will try to steal them for themselves or to sell and make some money from them.

I think that fidget spinners are good for distractions for short periods of time. However they are definitely not something you would be playing for hours at a time. A few months down the line, I feel people will slowly start getting bored with playing with them. They may no longer want to use them no matter how much they liked them at first.


© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall

Note: Price may of changed since this review was published.