The original Fidget Cube was the brainchild of brothers Mark and Matthew McLachlan, who created it with the intention of providing the ultimate fidget gadget to help people with their concentration, focus and stress relief. Since the launch of original fidget cube many different variations of the cube have emerged with varying fidget options in differing sizes and shapes. The fidget cube also likely influenced the emergence of fidget spinners another fidget toy aimed at fidgeters.
The term fidget cube started to take off with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign by brothers Mark and Matthew McLachlan. The brothers were asking for $15000 funding for their fidget cubes, but ended up raising a staggering $6.1 million, making it one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. It wasn’t long until others caught onto this new phenomenon and soon several similar fidget cubes and dice emerged. Users looking for fidget cubes can now select from a huge offering from 100s of different online vendors around the world.
The original cube features a six sided die with 6 unique fidget options. These include the following: an on/off-style switch, gears and a rolling ball, a small joystick, a spinning disc, a rubbing pad, and depressible buttons.
The newer 12 sided cube is a larger version that builds on the original fidget cube. Whilst it is larger in size you also get 6 additional fidget options. The 12 sided fidget cube also includes a lanyard so it can be hung on your keychain. There are now several mini/nano variants of the fidget cube. The mini versions are smaller than the original cubes with similar fidgeting functions on each face of the dice.