While fidget toys have been banned from many schools as they’ve been distracting students, they were originally designed to have the opposite effect and increase productivity and focus.
The fidget toy craze is currently so massive that it’s already destined to go down in history along with the Rubik’s Cube, Cabbage Patch Dolls and Hula Hoop as one of the most popular toy fads of all time.
While the Fidget Spinner certainly made its presence known appearing spinning through hands and on tables, The Fidget Cube is a small object as big as a dice, which is designed to keep hands busy without making noise or distracting anyone.
Each face of the cube has an ‘activity’ to occupy your body while your mind can remain focused and concentrate on something else.
The six-sided toy, which comes in eight different colours is equipped with an array of addictive features including five clicker buttons (two of which are silenced so you won’t annoy people!) a switch to flick up and down, and a side in the design of a gaming joystick to enjoy the unusually satisfying gliding action.
Whilst there have not been any conclusive studies on the benefits of fidget toys, many people feel they do relieve workplace stress and can be a helpful tool for children. It’s thought that kids with special needs such as autism and other sensory disorders, in particular, can benefit from the use of sensory toys and activities to allow them to focus and concentrate on learning or another activity without disruption.
Fidget Cubes are now available at Kmart, Big W, Myer and Target for $14.99 (RRP)