Product Review: Fidget Cube

Those of you who read my previous posts will know that I purchased a Fidget Cube about 2 or 3 weeks ago, and I said I would review it – so here it is 😀

I’m one of these people that constantly has to have something in my hand. If I don’t, I resort to biting my fingers and making them sore (I don’t realise I do it half the time), which I’d say is down to the fact I’m always worried or anxious about something or other. So when I saw an ad on Facebook for a Fidget Cube, I was instantly hooked. This product was created to “satisfy every fidget” and is a “good tool for ADHD & concentration” **

I’ve yet to see one in a shop but a number of online websites sell them. The cube I bought retailed at just £3 from wish.com, and they’re available in a number of different colours. 

The actual size of the cube is perfect to fit in your pocket or handbag, and the spacing between each activity is good. Obviously, because it’s a cube, there are 6 faces, each with different things on. I’ve described them below.

This is the face that I’ve assigned as the front (mainly because it’s a different colour!) It’s 5 simple buttons that you can press. I press them in a particular pattern, just to make things a bit more interesting, that goes:

  • Top Left, 
  • Middle, 
  • Top Right, 
  • Middle, 
  • Bottom Right, 
  • Middle, 
  • Bottom Left.

On the top of the cube, there’s a joystick that is excatly like a video game controller. You can move it in any direction and can also press it in. This is one of my favourite sections.

This is the right face. As you can see, it has a metal ball which you can roll in any direction, and 3 cog like sections that spin left and right. This is probably my least favourite side because the cogs click when they’re turned, so if you’re turning all 3 at the same time, it can get quite annoying.

This is the left face, which contains a disk that you can spin either clockwise or anti-clockwise. This one is good for if you just have your hand in your pocket and need to do something, because it doesn’t make a noise, and you don’t need any effort to move it.

This is the back, and another one of my favourites. It’s simply a switch (like a light switch.) If you’re using your thumb for the front face, this face is perfect for your index and middle fingers to alternate between ‘on and off’. The positioning correlation between these 2 faces seems very well thought out.

This is the bottom face. It doesn’t really have an ‘activity’ as such because it’s just an imprinted face where you can put your thumb. It’s quite satisfying to the touch but doesn’t do anything for my brain.

I would say that the design of this product is very successful. I like that there are a number of different textures on the item and I love the reasoning behind the product. I rate it 10/10 and would definitely recommend it. It’s one of my favourite purchases.

Peace and love to you all ✌💚

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Meadowlark.

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Source: Meadowlark’s Official Facebook

Meadowlark are an enchanting duo from the UK and I’ve been a fan of them for a couple of years. I first heard of singer Kate from her Youtube channel, who then shared the news on social media that she had paired with Dan to create this wonderful partnership (they originally had a 3rd person, who later decided to part ways). The pair have been producing awe-inspiring sounds ever since.

They have a main website, which is quite simplistic but allows you to navigate to all the desired areas, particularly links to their social medias.

What I like about the band are the angelic melodies which are sung in harmony with either piano or guitar or both. I also like the fact that there are lots of percussive sounds in the songs – not just your bog standard kick and snare drum. The songs are all well constructed, with the majority of them beginning with a nice riff in the introduction, quiet chords in the verses and then a mixture of both in the choruses to create a nice contrast of volume and depth.

Meadowlark have released 4 EP’s (the latest one Nocturnes was only released earlier this week), and numerous singles (1 of which is a cover of Sugarbabes – About you now) I’ve listed all of the songs I could find below and highlighted my favourites:

  1. Eyes Wide
  2. Family Tree
  3. Forlorn
  4. I’ve Got You
  5. Sail Away
  6. Fly
  7. Fire
  8. Paraffin
  9. Satellite
  10. Quicksand
  11. Headlights
  12. About you now

If you’re feeling a bit stressed and need to wind down, I highly recommend this band! Check out their website and social media, and take a listen to their stuff – you wont be disappointed!

Peace and love to you all ✌💚

Fickle Friends

F i c k l e Friends Source: @ficklefriends

One band that I really have been into this month is Fickle Friends. They are a 5 piece band from Brighton, UK and I fell in love with their stuff (they’re kind of Indie Pop ish) pretty much as soon as I heard it. I discovered them early last year from a Youtube channel called ‘The Hyve’ so looked at their own channel and loved all the songs I heard!

Check out their main website to find the links to all of the songs they have on Youtube.

What I like about this band is the heavy influence of synths and the 80’s feel (I keep telling my mum that I was born in the wrong era haha) . They also have an up beat style to them with sweet little guitar riffs, great use of the open high-hat and interesting bass lines.

I think they have a perfect balance between the pitches of the instrument ensemble and the pitches of the vocals – particular the lead singer.

Fickle Friends have released 1 EP called ‘Velvet’ and 8 singles, 1 of which is on the EP. Below is a list of all the songs I could find, and I’ve highlighted my favourites:

  1. Swim (2014)
  2. Play (2014)
  3. For You (2014)
  4. Could Be Wrong (2015)
  5. Say No More (2015)
  6. Velvet (2015)
  7. Paris (2015)
  8. Shake Her (2015)
  9. Swim (2016)*
  10. Cry Baby (2016)
  11. Brooklyn (2016)

*This song was re-released, along with an official video.

So take a moment to check out Fickle Friends on their TwitterFacebookYoutubeSpotify or Instagram!

Peace and love ✌💚