“Fidget Spinners Are The Must-Have Office Toy For 2017” – Forbes

01 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments
“Fidget Spinners Are The Must-Have Office Toy For 2017” – Forbes
 

Stress balls and desk toys have been around forever, but a recent trend in fidget toys adds a collectible, high quality flair to finding a place for your excess energy. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, you might’ve heard of the Fidget Cube, it raised $6.4 million after setting a relatively meager $15,000 funding goal. Composed of buttons, dials, and switches — all of which provide an outlet that can relieve stress or aid focus.

If you want a different type of fidget motion, or something that scratches your collector’s itch, fidget spinners are the way to go. At its core, a spinner is simple. It is, as you can likely guess, a little widget that spins. Usually the mechanism for this is a single bearing with a larger balanced structure that extends out around it. So, when you place the bearing on your finger, you can spin it freely—all balanced with help from the gyroscopic action. Of course if you want to keep things simple, just pinch the bearing and spin with ease. It keeps your hands busy, and it’s wonderful.


There are also lots of them because of its simple design, so there are spinners made of almost every metal in every shape you can imagine. You can also find some cheaper, plastic ones built with extra weights—often additional bearings—to help lend them some heft. When introducing spinners to pretty much anyone, the conversation always goes the same way. Tell them what it was and they’d have some sort of aggressively incredulous response, but then we’d put it in their hand and in a matter of seconds they’d say how much they like it and wouldn’t want to give it back — every single time, without fail.