Less than a month after launching its Kickstarter campaign, vinyl desk toy, Fidget Cube, has surprisingly surpassed $4.2 million thanks to more than 103,000 backers. The device surfaced on the crowdfunding giant last month, and its creators at Colorado-based Antsy Labs originally sought to raise only $15,000.
As previously reported, each of the Fidget Cube’s six sides features something to “fidget with.” These are the following:
- Click: Users find 3 clicker buttons and 2 silent buttons that satisfy those who enjoy clicking on things.
- Glide: Enjoy the feel of a joystick without having to play a video game.
- Flip: This side of the cube is able to switch back and forth for a silent way to use the cube.
- Breathe: This side of the cube is has a design that is inspired by traditional worry stones. This helps to reduce anxiety when rubbed.
- Roll: This side’s gears and ball helps make rolling movements
- Spin: Offering a spinning kind of cube side.
Antsy Labs explained:
“There are really no limits to when and where you can use Fidget Cube. Use it while listening to a lecture, or while studying for that upcoming test. Use it in the next meeting you have to attend (or lead). Use it at your desk while working on projects. Enduring a lengthy commute and need to relieve some stress? Fidget away. Marathoning a Netflix series? Yep, you can fidget then too.”
During a recent update, the company also revealed details about the Fidget Cube’s shipping:
“We have read your concerns regarding shipping and whether or not we will be able to ship by December. What we can tell you is it’s STILL our goal and will remain our goal until we are proven otherwise. We plan to have a much clearer picture in the coming weeks and will keep you posted. That said, we do appreciate the countless comments saying that quality is more important than an earlier ship date. We agree and are glad to hear we are not alone!”
It was also noted:
“Which leads us to our next point: we would rather under promise and over deliver. For this reason, we are going to be making a new set of reward tiers with a ship date of March 2017. If you have already pledged, this will not affect you. However, we will be closing off current tiers so there will be no more pledges allowed on tiers with a December ship date. This is a common practice among projects that get a little bigger than planned.”
The cube, which is currently $19, is now available in eight different color schemes, Dice, Graphite, Midnight, Aqua, Sunset, Berry, Fresh, and Retro.
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