Desk toys are great stress relievers. Not many people would admit this in the open. And that’s understandable, because who wants to be pictured fidgeting with their paperweight?
Paperweights are not even the only thing you can use to ease your mind after grinding it on through a seemingly unsolvable problem. Heard of Bucky Balls? They are a set of super strong magnets which can be snapped, pulled, molded or squeezed in a bevy of shapes. The magnetic desktoy is made of rare earth neodymium, which is what makes the magnetic spheres so much to play with.
Bucky Balls let create cool shapes to impress people who look at the toy, or simple ones like cubes, cylinders, and pyramids. If you are more playful than that, you could play darts on your fridge door. On the same token, they are also excellent photo holders on metal surfaces.
Although individually diminutive, these magnets are very strong. You will believe it when you see a single ball hold up a half-pound wrench. Considering the thickness of the ball is just 5 mm, which is impressively strong magnetism. Bucky Balls come in sets of 125 or 216. These give endless hours of fun, or just carefree fidgeting.
Wondering how this could be of any conceivable use? Making patterns in this way stimulates the brain. Well yeah, the cubes sure are easy, but there is a lot more complexity you can add to your shapes using 125 balls. So many structures to discover and perfect, that you will not ever suffer from want of a distraction. Bucky Balls come in a compact orange plastic carrying case, so you can take them with you almost anywhere.
And as with many things of this kind, this is not a toy for children; especially young ones. Multiple metal balls could prove a choke hazard to toddlers, which is why the desk is the safest place to keep the former. Look at these as your personal source of blissful distraction, for the times you can manage a break from work activities. Just try kneading them in your palm if you feel unusually tired. Even that has a soothing effect, which allows you to recoup after a go at your latest tough project.
This is a really clever toy for latent artists, and there’s only one way to find out if you are one. Buy a set of these magnetic balls and leave them on your desk.