From the expert machinists at AltDynamic comes their most impressive creation yet, a family of elegant aluminum playthings which look nothing like a sphere, yet can roll like one. Each one splits down the middle and is held together with magnets. They come in three variants, each with its own unique rolling properties.
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These pentagonal playthings have neodymium magnets along their edges, letting you assemble them into a variety of shapes, including a dodecahedron. Each set comes with 12 pentagons, and the more kits you buy, the more complex the objects can get. They come in Slate, Cobalt, Aqua, and Lava.
Collective Carry’s polished kinetic toy flips, spins, and slides, giving your idle hands something to do while sitting at your desk on endless Zoom calls. Made from aerospace-grade zinc alloy, it comes in black, silver, and gold finishes in both hexagon and square designs. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.
This bumpy computer mouse from HedgeHog Health is designed to provide kids with learning challenges like ASD or ADHD with physical stimulation. But one look at the colorful and tactile surface of these pointing devices, and we want one of them on our desk too. Pre-orders start shipping in December 2020.
The VersiCube is a unique object made from CNC-machined aluminum. KAD Models and Prototypes‘ cubes allow light to shine through, and provide a nice tactile feel. They come in 1.375″ and 0.5″ sizes, and a version with pegs for 3D Tic Tac Toe. Profits go to the Advanced Manufacturing Program at the Vermont Technical College.
Looking for a unique fidget toy? Monkey Bars offer up lots of fun for your fingertips. They feature a patented design which uses bent stainless steel pins that turn and slide as you play with their aluminum handles. Their first model, the 2020-R has grooved handles as shown in the video.
Machined from a solid hunk of aluminum or brass, the Flipo Flip offers a unique take on the desktop fidget toy. This metal plaything is designed to feel great in the hand, and is perfectly weighted for flipping, spinning, and manipulation with your fingers. Available in hexagonal and square designs.
Looking for a good way to burn off a little stress? Fidgeting is a good way to occupy your mind and to focus on something other than the day’s worries. The guys over at Everyday Carry have picked out 10 of their favorite fidget toys, including one of our go-tos, the stainless steel Mechforce EDC Gyroscope.
Designed by Wales-based sculptor Ivan Black, this hypnotic, kinetic plaything is made from 21 interconnected metal rods, which can be spun and twisted to produce visually-stimulating patterns inspired by the Fibonacci sequence. It’s available in silver, gold, bronze, or a limited edition scarlet color. Be sure to watch the video.
Keep your car, office, or home smelling fresh, and distract your mind at the same time with this sculptural metal aromatherapy diffuser. Just give it a gentle spin, and its optical illusion rings spin, while the plate underneath disperses fragrance. Includes five scent discs, and a removable adhesive for installation.
Looking for a cool alternative to fidget spinners? This metal desk toy spins smoothly on its leather base to reveal a hypnotic optical illusion thanks to the spiral engraved into its surface. Choose from steel, brass, or copper, and stack multiples for even more fun!
Every time we think we’re done with the fidget spinner fad, somebody comes along and amps these silly playthings up to the next level. The Backyard Scientist decided that he couldn’t spin his fast enough, so he added a propulsion system, and upping the danger factor by 100x.
If you ask us, there are already way too many fidget spinners. But if were going to play with one, it would have to be PressTube’s awesome custom build – an oversize brass triple spinner made by melting and molding bullet casings, then quenching them with liquid nitrogen.
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