Do YOU fidget at your desk? Bizarre toy with switches, buttons and clickers claims to be able to help - and get you to focus on your work
- The desk toy is designed with 6 different tactile surfaces
- Fidget Widgets weighs 1.4 ounces and measures just 1.3 inches
- Can be purchased for $12.95 and will be shipped anywhere in the world
Flipping paper clips, clicking pens, or squeezing stress balls - most of u have our own way of mindlessly fidgeting while deep in thought.
A new product helps you relieve stress at your desk, all while increasing your focus and productivity. Called Fidget Widget, this pocket-sized desk toy is designed with six tactile surfaces that lets you flip, roll, click, rub, spin and glide over until your heart's content
Fidget Widget was created as a toy to change the way society views fiddlers.
‘It’s not uncommon to hear fidgeting being spoken about negatively,
‘It’s often labeled as unprofessional and deemed as anti-intellectual behavior’.
‘This behavior isn't one that should continue to be stigmatized and mocked as unbecoming or inappropriate.’
Some experts believe we fidget as a way to distract parts of the brain that becomes bored while we are working, which in turn allows other areas can pay attention to the task at hand, reports Fast Company.
Research has also found a link between working with our hands and increased memory and creativity.
The Fidget Widget weighs approximately 4.1 ounces and the entire toy measures 1.3 inches.
And the product comes in eight different colour schemes: Black, Black & Red, Black & Grey, Black & White, White & Pink, White & Blue, White & Green, Black & Blue
Each side of the toy has a different mechanism that should fit everyone’s fidgeting needs.
There are clickable buttons that resemble the action of clicking a pen
On this side there are three clicker buttons and two silenced buttons, which lets you fidget without disturbing everyone else around you.
Each side of the toy has a different mechanism that should fit everyone’s fidgeting needs. There are clickable buttons (left) that resemble the action of clicking a pen. Another side is designed with a switch that can be flicked (right)
One of the sides has rolling gears (left) and another resembles a worry stone (right) that lets users rub their stress away
The cube is also designed with a switch that can be clicked, rolling gears and a ball and spinning dial.
‘First, the functionality needed to truly satisfy your fidgeting needs, it needed to be an entire tool box of fidgeting options while staying small and compact.’
‘We wanted Fidget Widget to be a premium desk toy that can be used discretely in any setting – from the classroom to the boardroom.’
Another side has a movable joystick (left), which the team says you don't have to be a gamer to enjoy. And finally, there is a spinning disk (right)
Consumers can purchase one cube for $12.95 and ship around the world.