Deciding between Magna-tiles or Connetix tiles for your kids? Let’s compare them side by side!
Magnetic tiles are a really great open ended toy for kids. They let them explore building and creativity and are honestly just fun to play with!
These are a great STEM toy to introduce to young kids to get them interested in engineering, too!
There are a lot of popular magnetic tile brands (compare them all here!) but Magna Tiles and Connetix are two of the most popular.
So, let’s compare these magnetic tile brands to see which might be right for your family!
Are Connetix tiles the same as Magna-tiles?
Connetix tiles and Magna Tiles have the same purpose. They are magnetic tile sets designed for kids to learn to build! They are not exactly the same in appearances, but function the same.
Connetix tiles have a beveled (angled) edge and are clearer in appearance than most other tile brands!
Are Connetix tiles compatible with Magna-Tiles?
Yes! Connetix and Magna Tiles are compatible and can be used to build together.
Connetix tiles are pricey. However, they are high quality and great for building.
Do Connetix tiles break easily?
No, Connetix tiles are very strong and secure!
Connetix tiles are sealed using ultrasonic welding and have rivets in each corner, making them just as secure as Magna tiles!
Magna tiles vs Connetix tiles
These two sets of tiles are about the same size and work well together.
- equilateral triangles
- isosceles triangles
- right triangles
- small squares
- large squares
Magnet size and strength
Magnatiles have smaller magnets when compared to Connetix. Connetix tiles are actually said to be the strongest of all of the magnetic tile brands!
Both of the products are high quality. The Connetix tiles are ever so slightly concave in on the face so the plastic gets less scratched up. They are more see-through, so scratches would really ruin that look!
The heavier magnets make Connetix slightly heavier than Magnatiles. Heavier tiles can be harder to build with, but the difference is pretty insignificant.
Magna-Tiles and Connetix are both premium products with high prices. That being said, I usually see Magna-Tiles at a slightly higher per-tile price compared to Connetix. The price difference is not significant.
You can’t go wrong with Connetix or Magna-Tiles. Magna-Tiles are the original and the classic tile. But, many parents say that Connetix are the newest most improved strongest version!
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Thanks for reading!