Name: Fidget Cube
Coping: Physical, Distraction, Soothing
Introduction to the Fidget Cube
The fidget cube is likely the second best known type of fidget toy – second only to the fidget spinner. Widely available and immensely popular, the fidget cube is beloved by young and old alike.
What is it?
The fidget cube offers a variety of different types of fidgets attached to one cube. There are some varieties of the “fidget cube” which actually have more than six sides and offer even more fidgets. Different fidgets cubes generally include some combination of the following gadgets to keep your fingers busy:
- Rotating / Spinning Disc
- Sliding Blocks
- Soft Button
- Squishy Balls
- Stress Ball
- Tactile Massager
- Worry Grove / Stone
By including multiple options, fidget cubes offer something for everyone looking to fidget and numerous ways to cope. The physical manipulation of the fidgets can help to cope as can the soothing feel and the distraction that the fidget cube offers.
How Much Does it Cost?
Like their cousin the fidget spinner, the fidget cube comes in a variety of forms and varying quality levels. Most cubes though range from about $8 to about $15.
Appeal Rating (3.5 Smiles)
We give the fidget cube an appeal rating of 3.5 out of 5 smiles. The fidget toys version of trying to be everything to everyone (or more precisely something to everyone), the fidget cube is an effective fidget and can offer several different coping options. That is the fidget cube’s biggest strength but can also be its biggest weakness. If you enjoy or benefit from one particular type of fidgeting, you would be better to get a fidget toy that focuses on that than a fidget cube that offers a bunch of options you will never use.
Durability Rating (3.5 Stones)
We give the fidget cube a durability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stones. While I have not personally experienced these breaking, I have read numerous reviews where one or more of the individual fidgets either broke, stopped working, or never worked in the first place.
Portability Rating (4 Bags)
We give the fidget cube a portability rating of 4 out of 5 bags. Some fidget cubes are bigger than others, but most of them are still small enough that they are easy to carry around. However, with various fidget possibilities sticking out from the cube, they can be hard to carry around in a pocket or easily get tangled up with headphone cords, etc.
Noise Rating (3.5 Decibles)
We give the fidget cube a noise rating of 3.5 out of 5 decibles. Many of the fidgets included on the cube work base on a click or a bang which can lead to a lot of noise (particularly in a quiet room)
Overall Rating (3.5 Fidgets)
We give the fidget cube an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stones. Some people really love the fidget cube which is evidenced by their sales over the last couple of years. They aren’t our favorite fidget, but they can be a good introduction to different types of fidgeting.
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