Not all fidget spinners are made equally. While they all ultimately serve the same purpose, different finger spinners use different materials, for both the spinner and the bearing. These materials have their advantages and disadvantages, and hence come at different costs. Let’s assess the qualities of these materials, and determine which are best.
Fidget toys started off as a crowd-funded project and now there are a few companies are taking them really seriously and producing some high-quality products. One of the leaders in the industry are Torqbar, who make a variety of metal spinners – currently they sell steel, titanium, copper and brass spinners. Fidget spinners made out of these materials are superior to their counterparts for a few reasons. Firstly, they operate super quietly, so you can happily play with them anywhere.
They are also very equally balanced which helps them to spin more smoothly and for longer. In addition, the bearings inside of the Torqbar spinners are placed very specifically to ensure they spin freely and don’t slow down over time.
The design is undoubtedly going to be a key part of your decision when it comes to choosing a fidget spinner and, while picking the spinner with the best-performing materials is important, there shouldn’t be an exact science in your choice – you should like the look of your spinner and enjoy holding it since you’re going to be fidgeting with it a lot.
Many of the mid-priced fidget spinners on sale are made out of wood. From an aesthetical perspective, these are possibly the classiest and most professional looking of all fidget spinners – they make a nice addition to an office desk. They have solid usability – tending to be lighter than the metal models – and, providing they are taken care of, offer good spinning time. Moreover, like metal spinners, wooden fidget spinners are long-lasting devices.
Fidget spinners come in a few different designs, with anywhere from one to three bearings in a spinner commonplace. It’s purely personal preference, but do remember that you may have a bit more trouble spinning spinners with more bearings, simply because the toy is bigger – it’s especially worth remembering this if you have small hands.
Many of the cheaper fidget spinners on the market are 3D printed and made out of classic. These are popular because they are cheaper than many other of the fidget spinners out there. However, what you make up for in price, you can lose out a little bit in quality. 3D printed fidget spinners tend to be a little louder than others and aren’t quite as durable. That said, they are the perfect type of spinner for people who want a route into fidget spinning, before spending more on a top-of-the-range spinner.
Fidget spinners are still a fresh concept so expect to see much progress in their designs in the future. Since going on sale, they have garnered broad and positive appeal, with nearly everyone who gets one admitting how addictive and fun they are.