For decades, stress balls have been a convenient way to relieve anxious feelings in a pinch. But some days produce more stress than a squishy, fist-sized ball can handle. When squeezing a stress ball that fits in your hand isn't enough to ease your mind, this giant alternative that's currently raising money on Kickstarter could do the trick.
Billed as the "world's largest stress ball," the giant cushion from CL9 is like a cross between a hand exercise ball and a body pillow. It comes in three different sizes, ranging from small (12 inches wide) to jumbo (40 inches wide).
The cushion is stuffed with bouncy polyester gel fiber and covered with a stretchy, velvety cover, making it ideal for squishing your worries away. If you're exhausted after a long day, you can cuddle up with it just like you would a normal pillow. You can also play with it when you're feeling stressed or antsy.
CL9 also offers a 9-inch, tube-shaped pillow for your arm and head. The cushion slips on like a band, acting as a portable pillow for days when you're far from the warmth of your bed at home. (It would be perfect for long plane rides.)
The entire CL9 relaxation line is now available on Kickstarter, with shipping estimated for October of this year. You can order a medium stress ball for $49 and the jumbo stress ball starts at $169. Prices for a set a four pillows—one in each size—start at $199.