Oddly satisfying Amazon products that’ll make your brain tingle

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Join in on the oddly satisfying craze.
Join in on the oddly satisfying craze.

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You can’t go on the Instagram Explore page or Snapchat Discover without seeing at least one oddly satisfying video. Slime squishing and soap cutting are part of a huge craze that doesn’t seem to be going away. And for good reason — oddly satisfying stuff is fun to watch and play with, and can provide a much-needed stress-busting moment.

While you probably don’t have the budget for endless slime variations like the people who make those viral videos, there are some really affordable oddly satisfying items that you can get from Amazon. These 12 products look cool, feel nice, and will give you all the brain tingles. 

P.S. If you want to lose yourself in hours of amazingly soothing content, head over to the oddly satisfying subreddit.

So squishy.

So squishy.

Pop these little beads in some water and they expand and become squishy. You’re going to want to run your hands through a big ol’ tub of them. They’re also apparently nice for a foot bath if you want to get some of the orbs between your toes. A 1-pound bag costs $10.49.

Please don't eat this.

Please don’t eat this.

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We could not make this list without mentioning slime — it reigns supreme in the oddly satisfying world. This particular selection is cherry scented (which kind of sounds gross, but whatever) and comes with extras like foam, glitter, and beads to add some fun textures to the gooey slime. Start pulling, stretching, and squishing this slime for $8.99.

What will you create?

What will you create?

If you’re like Charlie Kelly and your favorite hobby is magnets, you will love this oddly satisfying desk toy. Make little structures or just squish the magnetic balls between your fingers. I have these on my desk and I constantly find myself fidgeting with them and rolling them around in my hands. Grab your own for $27.95.

So pretty.

So pretty.

Just look at this puzzle and try to tell us that those colors don’t soothe your soul. This 1,000-piece puzzle is $12.59 at Amazon.

Fluffffyyyy.

Fluffffyyyy.

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An alternative to slime, this fluffy foam is SO FUN to smush and squish. It feels like it’s expanding and melting in your hands and it’s super soft. A pack of two costs $15.99.

You know you want to squeeze it.

You know you want to squeeze it.

These things are weirdly sexual, but sooo satisfying to play with. The way it slips from your hands, the weird feeling of shoving your entire hand through the center — ugh, exhilarating. Grab this four pack for $14.99.

Think of all the beautiful masterpieces you'll create.

Think of all the beautiful masterpieces you’ll create.

The way these pins take the shape of whatever you press into them is so satisfying. And the way they feel against your skin isn’t too bad either. We can’t decide if we want to run our hands over the pins or press our faces into them. Pick up one of these for yourself for $18.50.

Soothing as hell.

Soothing as hell.

These mesmerizing little tubes are like lava lamps that don’t require any heat or power. They’re basically hour glasses that use colorful liquid instead of sand. The droplets are mesmerizing to watch — we know where we’ll be for the next hour. Get one of these bubblers for $9.99.

This soft, stretchy sand never dries out.

This soft, stretchy sand never dries out.

It’s like being at the beach, but the sand is always at the perfect consistency to build a sandcastle. It’s squishy yet stable and it feels so fun to smash it all together. If you really want to channel those Instagram videos, take a glass cup and press down on the sand with the bottom — you’re going to love the way it falls apart. This rainbow sand costs $9.95.

So gross, but so good.

So gross, but so good.

We all know that popping pimples is gross, but so, so satisfying. Picking at your own skin is not good, though, and can lead to scarring and infection. Fulfill all your squeezing and popping needs with this gloriously disgusting pimple popper simulator for $13.56.

Sit back and watch the goo do its thing.

Sit back and watch the goo do its thing.

Why is watching thick liquid slowly trickle so damn calming? You will straight up be entranced watching this red goo ooze down a tube. It’s the little things in life. The Jumbo Ooze Tube retails for $22.99.

Make it rain.

Make it rain.

The back of your phone will basically be a snow globe with this case. It has confetti that cascades down when you hold your phone upright. If you sit there and keep rotating your phone to watch the glitter rain down, we will certainly not judge you. This particular case is for the iPhone 11 series, but other phone styles are available, too. The case costs $32.

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