20 Cool Products More Gratifying Than The Fidget Spinner

There’s no denying the ingenuity of the fidget spinner. After all, it’s popular for a reason: it’s a wonderful tool for helping people to focus and relieve stress, and is also said to be useful for calming people with autism and A.D.H.D. However, as the fidget spinner’s popularity rocketed, plenty of competitors were encouraged to come on to the market. And some of them are both downright ingenious and more satisfying. From a subtle fidget ring to an adorable soybean squeezer, here are 20 of the best.

20. Hand massager glove

Nothing relieves stress like a soothing massage – and giving yourself one with this glove could kill two birds with one stone. Not only will you be more relaxed, but you’ll giving your hands something to do as well. The nine balls on the palm offer a rotating massage that could help reduce muscle pain, anxiety and even insomnia.

19. Bubble wrap phone case

Is there anything in this world more satisfying as popping bubble wrap? Really, the feeling is only matched by the deep disappointment once the sheet has been totally popped. May we introduce you to this ingenious phone case, then? It lets you pop those bubbles as many times as you like. Sign us up.

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18. Ball of rings

At first glance, this may just look like a horrible knot you have to untangle. Thankfully, it’s nowhere near as frustrating as that, in fact, it’s pretty much the opposite. Yes, it’s actually a weave of lots of loose rings, which slide over each other easily. So, you can fiddle with it to your heart’s content, frustration-free.

17. Ball on a string

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Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best. Just take this ball on a string, for instance – without the cord, it’s nothing but a regular stress ball. But that little piece of string makes all the difference. If you suddenly have to drop the ball for a couple of seconds, it stays firmly attached to your wrist.

16. A weighted fidget stick

Spinning something between your fingers may keep you from fidgeting, but it gets old after a while. This weighted fidget stick, however, keeps things interesting by allowing you to do all kinds of tricks with it thanks to its rubber ends. So, you can relieve stress while improving your hand-eye coordination – ingenious.

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15. A water-based painting board

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Twirling an object between your fingers isn’t the only way to keep your stress levels down. Indeed, painting can be just as relaxing – as long as you don’t have to worry about making mistakes. Fortunately, this painting board uses only water, so your art will simply evaporate, allowing you to use it again and again.

14. Soybean squeezer

Squeezing beans from their pods is one of the most satisfying experiences in the culinary world. Now imagine taking that feeling and packing it into a keychain, which lets you do that to your heart’s content. That’s exactly what this ingenious product is designed for, and it sure sounds like bliss to us.

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13. Reconfigurable Tangles

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If static objects aren’t your thing, you may want to give something like this a try. Yes, these curvy “Tangles” can be twisted around, separated and put back together in tons of different ways, giving you more to do with your hands than just spinning something.

12. Anti-anxiety fidget cube

Sometimes, we can get so stressed that having just one type of fidgeting outlet isn’t enough. Helpfully, this cube packs in a bunch of different ones, including the ability to roll, click, glide and switch its various faces. Basically, there’s no way to get bored with this much going on.

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11. Liquid motion bubblers

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Anti-stress devices don’t always have to involve fidgeting with something. Indeed, they can often go completely the other way, and simply be a calming, hypnotic experience. These motion bubblers, for instance, act as a kind of sensory sand timer, with the bubbles inside slowly and soothingly descending from top to bottom.

10. The magnetic fidget spinner

Coming up with a new fidget spinner doesn’t have to mean reinventing the wheel – or at least, that’s the premise of this ingenious device. Yes, it uses magnets to hold a small ball on to its central structure. This means that you can rotate it endlessly to, as the seller puts it, “Spin your stress away.”

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9. Fidget pencils

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A fidget spinner that you can write with? Yes please. These pencils seem like they’d be right at home in the classroom – or even the office. After all, being able to fiddle with something while you consider what to write next is a great way to help your mind focus.

8. A videogame controller fidget pad

Most fidget spinners are small enough that they can be used in one hand. But if you really want to maximize your stress relief, it’s a good idea to keep both hands busy. So, this fidget pad, which resembles a videogame controller, allows you to do just that. And the kids will feel right at home!

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7. The fidget ring

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If you’re in a professional environment, you may feel a bit too self-conscious to crack out a traditional fidget spinner. This ring, however, is about as subtle as it gets. Indeed, the outer band can spin freely in your hand, so you can play with it as much as you like, and nobody will be able to tell.

6. DNA stress balls

If regular old stress balls aren’t cutting it, you could give these DNA-inspired balls a try instead. Rather than just giving you one ball to squeeze, they pack a whole bunch into a flexible, outer membrane. To be fair, if squeezing one stress ball is satisfying (and it is), then squeezing several of them must be amazing.

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5. A squeezable face ball

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Often, the cause of all our stress and anguish can be traced back to just one person. And what better way to vent your frustrations than by picturing that person’s face, while you squeeze and pull this restorable face ball? It’ll ping right back to its original shape once you’re finished, so you can do whatever you like to it.

4. Therapeutic putty

Messing around with Play-Doh is one of the greatest things about being a kid. But you don’t realize just how therapeutic it is until you get older. Fortunately, there are specific products out there that will fill that hole. One of which is this colorful putty – which you can play around with as much as you like, regardless of age.

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3. A marble sleeve

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Sometimes, you just have to go back to basics. After all, the simplest actions can often have the greatest impact, and that goes for stress relievers, too. This webbed sleeve with a marble inside, for instance, responds to simple sensory inputs like being squished, folded and bent.

2. The metal cube spinner

With enough practice, you can keep this metal cube spinning forever – but if you choose to stop, its real genius will show. Indeed, the funky, curved cut-out will snap right back into a solid cube thanks to the spinner’s ceramic center bearing. As unorthodox fidget toys go, it fits the bill, and looks classy, too.

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1. A squishy milk carton

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Sure, changing the shape of a stress ball to a milk carton doesn’t inherently make it any better. Until, that is, you add scents to it, and give it a cute expression. Indeed, this sweet-smelling and sweetly smiling milk carton is enough to make anyone feel relaxed.

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