Zen Ball

With its tapping stick and hollow sphere, this Zen Ball imitates the sound of drums used by Buddhist monks.

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Transcen-desktop Meditation

Introducing the original stress ball: With its tapping stick and hollow sphere, this Zen Ball imitates the sound of drums used by Buddhist monks. Meditative rituals the world over have long used rhythm to help calm the conscious mind. Made from monkey pod wood, hold the ball from the bottom and slowly tap on it with the thick side of the stick to make a transcendent knocking sound. A subtle and effective desktop tool for your daily moment of peace and relaxation. Handmade near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Thailand

Handmade
Made from
monkey pod wood
Measurements
Ball: approx. 2.75" dia.; Mallet: approx. 6" L
Item ID
19813

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UncommonGoodsZen Ball
 
3.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (17)
  • Sleek design (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (7), Other (6), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (12), Birthday (6)

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3.0

Eh????

By 

from Florence, AL

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique
  • Zen-like Design

Cons

  • Friends Say Is Annoying

Best Uses

  • At Home Alone

Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

Kind of cool, but co-workers were not impressed and said it was annoying. They have bad taste.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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3.0

It is what it is

By 

from MI

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

It makes a dull, wooden clunk sound. I have some scrap wood in the basement that makes the same sounds, I'm sure. However, the shape is pleasing to hold and the stick can store in the ball. It's fine.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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4.0

Surprising hit

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meditative
  • Natural
  • Satisfying
  • Simple

Cons

  • Somewhat Overpriced

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

    Surprisingly satisfying to play and listen to, slightly variable sounds. Something like the sound of a metronome--this gift (to someone who meditates) was more of a hit (no pun intended) than we expected--worth the cost. We printed out a description from the website (as another reviewer suggested) since no description or instructions came with it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Lovely meditation aid

    By 

    from Montana

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle Sound
    • Sleek Design
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Meditation

      Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

      Christmas present, much appreciated. Good for untangling monkey mind. Soft sound, gentle reminder.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      The Engineers Loved The Zen Balls

      By 

      from Dayton, Oh

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique
      • Zen Ball Has Several Uses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Active Shooter Deterrent

        Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

        I was leaving my job for another and bought 4 Zen Balls for the Engineers I was leaving behind. My thought was stress relief when I was no longer there to push things through for them. They loved them, you could hear the soft banging off and on all day. They even used them as cow bells for songs they would bring up on their phones. We had a good time and I know it will continue long after I am gone.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        2.0

        Meh

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unfinished

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

            I thought these would be great stocking stuffers for my kids who are always fidgeting with something while sitting at their desks. I am keeping them but only because for the price they aren't worth paying for return shipping. They are quite as finsheding looking in person as in the picture and the pen part doesn't always match the ball (I bought 2). Plus the sound wasn't satisfying because the pieces are fairly hollow. Just a bit of a letdown personally.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            3.0

            Not what I was expecting

            By 

            from Tempe, AZ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Funny

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Flimsy
            • Smaller Than Expected

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

            The sounds that it makes aren't relaxing at all

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Nice Gift

            By 

            from Los Angeles, Ca

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School

              Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

              My mother loved this gift. She put it in her office and uses it everyday.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Mother
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Mother’s Day

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              5.0

              Definitely Uncommon

              By 

              from Annapolis MD

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

                My son collects unusual instruments and I help him do so...This little iten= was a perfect choice of one he didn't already have...

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fun gift idea

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Sleek Design
                • Sturdy
                • Unique

                Cons

                • No Packaging

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Ball:

                  This is a fun gift idea but it arrives in a plastic bag only. No note about product use. I ended up printing the description from the website and buying a decorative box before giving it to the recipient.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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