This Surprisingly Simple Magnet Toy Is Tons of Fun

You don’t always need to reinvent the wheel to make a fun new toy. A teddy bear, after all, is just a mass of cozy plush, and that’s one of the most iconic toys of all time. Heck, some kids even throw rocks at each other just for giggles, and it’s completely wholesome! It’s less wholesome for the kids getting hit with the rocks, but the point still stands.

That’s what you need to keep in mind when learning about the Flux Original Scientific Toy +Magnet Shield Bundle, which is reduced to $119.99 from its normal price of $149. Yes, it’s just a magnetic tube and a steel ball, but it’s amazing how much you can do with it.

Thanks to a little-known magnetic principle called Lenz’s law, the magnetic sphere emits a magnetic braking effect as it passes through the tube, creating a fascinating and strangely relaxing sensation as the ball travels slowly through the sphere. There’s no batteries, no electronics, just a solid piece of metal and an extraordinarily powerful magnetic ball – billed in the product’s description as “the world’s most powerful magnet ball.”

If you’re working from home or just have more time on your hands than usual, it can be a great stress relief to keep something around to fidget with, provided you also remember to keep the powerful magnetic ball away from your electronics! The amount of magnetic force required to defy the laws of nature are, naturally, also enough to mess up your hard drive, so keep that in mind when you order it.

No matter how jaded you are or have become during a pandemic, there’s no denying that watching a ball slowly float in the way that the Flux Original Scientific Toy allows it to is quite the experience. The toy comes in brown, beige and gray, but we’re not sure how long this deal will last, so you should pick yours up sooner than later.