The Klixx Stim Toy

This is the first in an ongoing series of posts about the stim toys and chewable jewelry at Stimtastic.

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When I first picked up a Klixx, I wasn't sure what to do with it. It was linked in a continuous circle and unlike the Tangle Jr., which is made to move smoothly and intuitively, the Klixx didn't seem to do much.

Above: A photo of the Klixx with all of its links connected.

Above: A photo of the Klixx with all of its links connected.

It took me a moment to realize that I could unhook one of the jointed connections and turn the Klixx into a long bendable chain.

Above: A photo of a Klixx that has been opened up by disconnecting one of its links.

Above: A photo of a Klixx that has been opened up by disconnecting one of its links.

Once I figured this out, I was hooked on the Klixx as a stim toy. I keep one on my desk to play with when I'm thinking or when I need a break from work. 

What I like about it:

  • It makes a clicking sound with each movement that is similar to clicking a pen or popping bubble wrap

  • The joints move in two directions, which creates the sensation of both bending and twisting movement

  • It can be bent into shapes and patterns that have right angles

  • It has enough resistance to being bent that it provides pressure seeking/proprioceptive sensory feedback

  • It's small and lightweight

The only drawback I've found so far is that the noise the Klixx makes can be annoying to other people so I try to limit its use to times when I'm alone.

You might enjoy the Klixx if you like to:

  • pop bubblewrap

  • click retractable pens

  • snap the caps on and off pens/markers

  • snap and unsnap fasteners
Posted on November 6, 2014 and filed under Stim Toy Write Ups.