This 500-Piece Black and White Gradient Puzzle Is Your Next Quarantine Project

Areaware
Areaware

Some people use jigsaw puzzles as a way to shut off their brains and unwind at the end of the day. Others are only interested in puzzles that will eat up their free time and break their spirits. If you belong to the latter group, check out this mind-numbingly hard gradient puzzle spotted by Popsugar, which is available on Amazon for $25.

The image that makes up this puzzle from Areaware is simple: It's just a basic color gradient transitioning from black at one end to white at the other. The lack of detail means that figuring out where to place all 500 pieces will likely prove to be just the challenge you're looking for.

Areaware

Areaware describes the product as "a vibrant way to meditate on color," saying, "[the] act of putting it together is slow and deliberate, where the color of each piece is used to locate its proper position." Just exactly how meditative it feels to put the puzzle together probably depends on your patience level.

The black and white puzzle is the best example of the design's simplicity, but you can also purchase the product in gradients spanning the color spectrum. And if you somehow manage to finish the puzzle in less time than you anticipated, this massive 40,320-piece puzzle of Disney icons or this 1000-piece puzzle that's completely black should prove a worthy test of your skills.

[h/t Popsugar]

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The New Apple Watch SE Is Now Available on Amazon

Apple/Amazon
Apple/Amazon

Apple products are notorious for their high price tags. From AirPods to iPads to MacBooks, it can be difficult to find the perfect piece of tech on sale when you are ready to buy. Luckily, for those who have had their eye on a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE is designed with all the features users want but at a lower starting price of $279— and they're available on Amazon right now.

The SE exists as a more affordable option when compared to Apple's new Series 6 line of watches. This less expensive version has many of the same functions of its pricier brethren, except for certain features like the blood oxygen sensor and electrical heart sensor. To make up for the truncated bells and whistles, the SE comes in at least $120 cheaper than the Series 6, which starts at $400 and goes up to $800. The SE comes with technical improvements on previous models as well, such as the fall detection, a faster processor, a larger screen, water resistance, and more.

Now available in 40mm ($279) and 44mm ($309), both SE models offer a variety of colors to choose from, such as sliver, space gray, and pink. If you want cellular connection, you’ll have to pay a bit more for the 40mm ($329) and the 44mm ($359).

For more, head to Amazon to see the full list of offerings from Apple.

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The New Apple Watch SE Is Now Available on Amazon

Apple/Amazon
Apple/Amazon

Apple products are notorious for their high price tags. From AirPods to iPads to MacBooks, it can be difficult to find the perfect piece of tech on sale when you are ready to buy. Luckily, for those who have had their eye on a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE is designed with all the features users want but at a lower starting price of $279— and they're available on Amazon right now.

The SE exists as a more affordable option when compared to Apple's new Series 6 line of watches. This less expensive version has many of the same functions of its pricier brethren, except for certain features like the blood oxygen sensor and electrical heart sensor. To make up for the truncated bells and whistles, the SE comes in at least $120 cheaper than the Series 6, which starts at $400 and goes up to $800. The SE comes with technical improvements on previous models as well, such as the fall detection, a faster processor, a larger screen, water resistance, and more.

Now available in 40mm ($279) and 44mm ($309), both SE models offer a variety of colors to choose from, such as sliver, space gray, and pink. If you want cellular connection, you’ll have to pay a bit more for the 40mm ($329) and the 44mm ($359).

For more, head to Amazon to see the full list of offerings from Apple.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.