Fidget spinners are massively popular for scatterbrained thinkers in schools and workplaces.
This has led them to be labeled as a distraction, which is ironic considering they are typically used to promote focus.
Instead of bringing a noisy fidget spinner to your next lecture or work meeting, consider a fidget cube or die instead.
These polygonal toys offer a different sensory stimulant on each side. You’ll find buttons to press, switches to flick, wheels to crank, joysticks to twiddle, and more.
Some users report that giving their restless hands something to play with helps relieve symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and autism.
Others claim that fidget dice are instead just cheap trinkets. Either way, those people have one thing right, because they are quite inexpensive.
If you’ve got excess energy to burn, consider giving one of our favorite fidget cubes a try. Read on below to peruse our top picks.
1. Trianium Fidget Cube
The Fidget Cube is Trianium’s take on the incredibly popular six-sided toy. It is made with a rubber material that is soft to the touch.
Its build and design match that of about 90% of the available options out there. These all replicate the original Fidget Cube made by Kickstarter entreprenuers Matthew and Mark McLachlan of Antsy Labs.
To support them, you can buy from Antsy Labs directly, but their manufacturing contract makes buying a replica on Amazon cheaper and faster.
Whichever option you go with, this cube will have you switching a switch, twirling a knob, pressing buttons, rolling a combo lock, rubbing a soothe stone, and flicking a joystick.
Price: $8.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
2. Twelve-Sided Fidget Die
The Twelve-Sided Fidget Die is a slightly larger alternative to the six-sided design. It offers a number of additional surfaces to fidget with. It is also quite a bit larger.
In addition to each gadget you find on the six-sided version, you also have a rotating disk, a silicone ball, a rocker, a silicone leash, a soft button, and something called “minions.”
Most of these gadgets are silent enough to use in a classroom, and the die is appropriately sized for children and adults alike.
This dodecahedral die is certainly one of the most exciting multifaceted fidget toys out there.
Price: $7.89 (28 percent off MSRP)
3. Spinning Magic Fidget Cube
This Spinning Magic Fidget Cube is an eight-sided die that incorporates the standard functions of the classic Fidget Cube into a spinning frame.
The top and bottom surfaces are held between your thumb and forefinger then flicked. This makes the die spin just like a fidget spinner.
The molded plastic frame isn’t the best quality, but the Spinning Magic Fidget Cube will hold up against daily use no problem.
Price: $15.99 (59 percent off MSRP)
4. Spherical Fidget Die
This generically produced Spherical Fidget Die is almost identical to the classic Fidget Cube.
The only difference is that it does not have the roller ball that usually sits next to the lock spinners.
And, of course, there’s the spherical design. The round shape of the die makes it slightly more pocket-friendly, and slightly more stylish too.
5. ABS Fidget Ring
The ABS Fidget Ring is not quite a die, but is certainly inspired by similar polyhedral fidget toys.
The design is called a fidget ring, although it more closely resembles a nut. Admittedly, calling it a fidget nut would be a bit risqué.
This toy has a nice weight to it, and has the same tactile elements as most six-sided fidget dice.
6. Cracked Oval Fidget Die
Those with larger hands find it somewhat uncomfortable to fit the regular cubes between their thumb and fingers. If this describes you, you may prefer an oval shaped fidget die.
This die has the regular suite of fidget toys, minus the rolling ball bearing that is sometimes paired with the lock tumblers.
My personal favorite additions are the joystick and the loud, clicky switch.
7. Magic Infinity Flip Cube
The Magic Infinity Flip Cube is a different take on the classic fidget cube. Instead of incorporating tactile elements, this hinged cube twists and folds into different shapes to keep your overactive hands busy.
These precisely machined cubes can fold into a number different positions, and provides countless hours of distraction in your most stressful moments.
Price: $3.48 and up
8. Gemwon Square Fidget Spinner
The mind-bending Gemwon Square Fidget Spinner seems normal enough at rest. But once you set it spinning, its geometric shape comes apart.
The outer band of this square spins on a ceramic bearing, which can keep this spinner going for up to four minutes.
9. Esun Windmill Fidget Spinner
The Esun Windmill Fidget Spinner might look like just another spinning fidget cube alternative, but it sets itself apart from the Cracked Oval Fidget Die with a superior selection of fidget tools.
My personal favorite is the three rolling ball bearings, which are soothing to press into your palm.
10. Keychain Fidget Pad
Okay, so this last one isn’t technically a cube. But the Fidget Pad offers eight different play mechanisms, which is even more than you get from a six-sided fidget die.
This contact lens case design emulates a game controller with a familiar joystick and button array.
But no ordinary game controller also has a spinning dial, a rocker, a soothe stone, a switch, lock gears, and a massage roller.
The body is made from a rubberized plastic with a high quality feel to it. The optional lanyard ensures you can always keep your Fidget Pad by your side.