This is the first in an ongoing series of posts about the stim toys and chewable jewelry at Stimtastic.
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.
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.
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:
click retractable pens
snap the caps on and off pens/markers
- snap and unsnap fasteners