"FIDGET CUBE" is a desk toy for people who have habits such as bubble wrap, pen spinning, and ballpoint pen ticking. Instead of fixing those habits, it is a product with the idea of enjoying it more comfortably with a dedicated tool.
Bubble wrap is fun and stress-relieving, and is popular all over the world. For example, Dian Eric Buss of the United States wants to use a bicycle to make bubble wrap at high speed and on a large scale without getting tired of bubble wrap work with his fingertips. I even made a "motorcycle)".
However, bubble wrap is originally used as a cushioning material when packing. If you crush it, you will never be able to use it for its original purpose.
There is also a problem with habits such as pen spinning and key chain spinning. Keychains aren't designed to be turned in the first place, so they can fly away from your fingers and injure someone or break something.
"FIDGET CUBE" is a toy that solves this problem. By clicking a switch-like button called "Flip" on all six sides, you can feel a feeling close to "bubble wrap" and release stress. You can get a similar effect by pressing five small buttons on the surface called "Click".
"Click" is also suitable for people who have a habit of clicking ballpoint pens.
For those who like pen spinning, the surface called "Glide" is effective. This reproduces a smooth sliding movement like a joystick.
For those who like pen spinning, "Spin" and "Roll" are also recommended. Both can be enjoyed by turning them around. "Roll" is also equipped with a rotating ball that can be pressed with a click. It corresponds to various desires (?).
"Beathe" reproduces the feel (rubbing comfort?) Of the stone "Wally Stone", which is said to stabilize the feeling when the hollow part in the middle is rubbed with the thumb.
It was developed by inventors Matthew McLachlan and Mark McLachlan who live in Colorado, USA. Both of them are currently conducting a campaign to recruit investors on the crowdfunding site kickstarter for the commercialization of "FIDGET CUBE". At the time of this writing, one "FIDGET CUBE" is available with a $ 19 investment. The retail price is $ 25. Shipment is scheduled for December 2016.
Many people may feel uneasy about investing in crowdfunding. However, "FIDGET CUBE" has already succeeded in raising more than 10 times the target amount, and it is considered that there is no problem in commercialization.
Rather, I'm worried that this product is so popular. Does that mean that so many people are living under stress?