I’m the type of person that doesn’t like being completely still for long amounts of time. I pace, I click and spin my pen, or tap my toes or my fingers on the surface nearest me. I just have to keep moving some part in my body, so when I heard about this thing called a fidget cube, I had to check it out for myself. 😆
A few months ago, a friend sent me a link to this cool new prototype of a product for fidgeters. After I saw the video, I scoured the internet and ended up at some point on this kickstarter page. After a few weeks of contemplating whether or not to back this project, I ended up going for it. This project currently sits in the list of the top 10 most funded projects on kickstarter–a feat that confirms the high demand for this product.
A few months later, and after several bumps in the road including knock off versions and delays in delivery, a box arrived on my doorstep and my mood went from 1 to 100. I had just gotten home from work when I saw it, and I hurriedly tossed my bag aside in my excitement at the arrival. 😆
From the get-go, you can tell that the creators of this product took time and effort in making it the best it can be–even down to the packaging. I’m not sure if you’ve seen the other cubes out in the market, but you can tell which one came from Antsy Labs at first glance. Each cube is shipped wrapped in bubble wrap and a quirky little sticker that says:
I think that just shows the attention the details were given. When you take off the bubble wrap, you see the product and its packaging in all its glory. The cube sits in the center of the container whose lid is clear plastic with a hump on the top, similar to the Flip side of the Fidget Cube itself. Although very eye catching and pretty, the packaging seems to be a little to big for the product it contains, and a little too fragile as well. Inside, under the cube, is a little white Antsy Labs pouch, and inside that is a really cute Fidget Cube Sticker. 😊
Okay, that’s enough on the packaging. It’s great and all, but I think it’s time to move on to the actual cube itself. It has 6 sides, as cubes do, and each side is designed for a specific action: flip, click, roll, glide, spin, and breathe. I’m not going to go through each one too much though, I’ll just link the Antsy Labs video on them here.
Ultimately, I found the fidget cube to be a good purchase, albeit a pricey one. It really keeps me occupied when I’m waiting or having to stay still. My two favorite sides are the Flip and the Roll, with their light switch-like design, and combination lock-like dials and metal ball, respectively. The Flip is a bit loud, but for me, the mechanic is really satisfying. The roll gives you two things to fidget with, and the ball clicks too! I think that was just a great design thought. On the flip side, the side that I don’t quite understand still is Breathe. I’ve had my cube for about 2 months now and I don’t find myself going for that side. This is even with me making sure to switch things up so I don’t use one side too often. 😕
When I bought the Fidget Cube, I also bought the Prism, which is this silicon holder for the cube that has a key chain attached to it. This made the cube more portable, but not invisible. I am able to bring it around with me, but since I could see where it was hanging, I rarely forget that I have it. The catch with this though is that the silicon where the key chain is attached to is pretty thin, and therefore easier to tear than the rest of it. 😕
I got the Fidget Cube on kickstarter, but you can get one for yourself here. And that’s it for this post! I know I still owe the posts for the Cali Galleries. They’re coming, I’m just having a bit of trouble putting everything together. Please bear with me. 😔
’til next time,