Vortex Dome

(20 customer reviews)


Beautiful desk toy showing fluid mechanics in action.

Rheoscopic fluid encapsulated in a high quality glass dome mounted on a stainless steel base.



This product is hand made and ships in 1 to 2 weeks.


This is a beautiful focus or fidget toy designed for your desk. A vortex lives in here, just spin the gorgeous glass dome to see it.

I designed this after visiting the science museum, and wanted a Rheoscopic vortex toy of my own. I couldn’t find one, so I made my own.

This could be called a fidget toy, or a focus toy or perhaps a physics toy, or a science toy. There are many fluid toys but this really draws you in.

I am also aware that people who have Aspergers or an autistic spectrum condition can find this a very relaxing toy to focus the mind and relieve stress.

Please contact me with any questions. I can make this in a range of colours. Blue is shown here but I can also make gold, purple, green and orange too.

Thank you for looking at my item; my shop. I always appreciate likes.

I have a video of me using this below…

There are some more images and clips here:

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 200 × 200 × 50 cm

Blue – Most popular!!!, Gold, Purple, Orange, Green

20 reviews for Vortex Dome

  1. Julien (verified owner)

    Great product ! My order came quickly in France in a perfectly safe packaging.
    The dome is very beautiful and working just like I’ve seen on videos.
    Great contact with seller to.
    Buy without hesitation.

  2. Natalie (verified owner)

    Arrived much quicker than I’d expected. Very well packaged on arrival. Great communication throughout. What a beautiful object! Couldn’t be more impressed by its design and manufacture. Absolutely hypnotising. So far a hit with my autistic children, it’s impressive to keep their concentration for any length of time and this is ideal!

  3. Matt (verified owner)

    My Vortex Dome arrived today and it really is as good as it looks. Amazing vortex effects at the slightest touch of the hand and something that I will keep going back to.
    Beautifully crafted and looks great as a coffee table centrepiece. Your guests will no doubt want to know where to get one.
    Thanks to David for creating this and his friendly contact when buying.

  4. Owen (verified owner)

    Received my vortex Dome today. I had to wait a couple months longer for it but the man who crafts the vortex Dome by hand gave me updates on my order whenever I asked. It was well worth the wait! It’s absolutely amazing to look at and is very well made.

  5. Alex (verified owner)

    An absolutely stunning object – looks even better in real life than in videos. I ordered at a very busy period when videos of the dome had just gone viral on Facebook and TikTok (where I first saw it), so it took quite a bit longer than the indicated 2 week period, but it was worth the wait!

  6. Alan (verified owner)

    A stunning turquoise blue Vortex Dome just arrived and it’s even better than I anticipated. The crafting is superb and will make a great toy for years to come. Thank you David for making this fabulous object and for being so great to deal with !

  7. Craig

    Fantastic product and great packaging.

    The purple is far more radiant in real life than in the pictures. Very impressed! It’s keeping my misses sane during an extended lockdown period and I’m pretty sure it’s never going to leave her desk. Her boss may not be overly impressed as it’s a fantastic distraction from work.

    Great service from start to end.

    Survived the journey from the UK to Canada, after seemingly being used as a football by the Royal Mail/CanadaPost.

    Thank you David

  8. stu (verified owner)

    We have just purchased another dome in a different colour and my daughter loves it.

  9. upton730 (verified owner)

    What a great product. Got this for my other half for Christmas. She’s gonna love this. Quality is great and couldn’t have been packed any better. Excellent customer service and communication. I’d definitely recommend. A1++++++

  10. Jamie (verified owner)

    Pure beautiful. The quality is fantastic and it works very smoothly. It is everything I hoped it could be.

    It did take a long time (2 months) but communication with Physics hack has been excellent and I don’t think it is an issue for such a lovely object but worth note. However I see no reason this device wont last a lifetime with care of use.

    It really is like having some form of micro weather system.

  11. Daniel Lee

    I highly doubt anybody is ever going to see anything less than 5 stars for this. Build quality is absolute perfection and the effect speaks for itself in the videos.

  12. Alex D

    The product looks incredible in real life. It took a bit to get but my friend is going to love this gift. Great communication throughout, now I need to get one for myself. Thank you sir! Wish I could give 6 stars.

  13. Phil M

    My wife got me one for Christmas and I love it! It’s so satisfying to play with and gives me a nice work distraction.

  14. Jon Horton (verified owner)

    Wow, the vortex dome, a quality product, handmade with precision. Great communication & advice from David. Packaged brilliantly to ensure it arrived in perfect condition. Mesmerising & relaxing. Get one, you won’t be disappointed, more like chuffed to bits!

  15. Adam M

    Just received mine today! Haven’t stopped playing with it, just admiring all the little patterns and intricacies. I’ll admit that I had to wait a few months due to a high increase in demand because of a viral video, but it was worth the wait. When I thought it was taking longer than usual, I enquired and David got back to me extremely quickly. He explained the situation with the video and that he was overwhelmed with purchases but to his credit, he got it posted and delivered to me within about 2 weeks of that message! I admire the fact this is a high quality, hand-made product that is manufactured by David and not some mass produced toy. It is worth the money and is an elegant addition to any desk (especially if you are a nerd like me).

    You would easily spend 20/30 quid on a tacky toy so spending a little extra to receive such a high quality, elegant product is worth it – highly recommend 🙂

  16. Merilyn Barton Huggett

    I have to admit to now having 6 of these in different colours…they are so beautifully fascinating. I have different colours at different times of the year next to my desk and they each have a unique ‘character’ from swirling clouds though a storm on Jupiter, through a Mediterranean whirl pool…all stimulate the imagination whilst being relaxing!

  17. Simon Lockyer

    a wonderful object, part toy, part science, part art; well-made…exactly as you would make it yourself (if you could!)

  18. Andy H

    Took a while from order to receipt but a lovely item and as an engineer who likes kinetic art, I love this. Everyone who walks past it plays with it for a while. Lovely item and great quality. Thank you!

  19. Andy H

    Took a while from order to receipt but a lovely item and as an engineer who likes kinetic art, I love this. Everyone who walks past it plays with it for a while. Lovely item and real great quality. Thank you!

  20. Martin I (verified owner)

    Bought one as a gift (blue version) and was so mesmerized by it that I instantly bought another one for myself. Great quality and very good customzer service. Thank you David!

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