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Are Fidget Spinners Just Another Fad?

Fidget spinner is basically a toy which consists of a bearing found in center of multi-lobed flat structure that’s made either from plastic or metal designed to spin along its axis with just minimal effort. As a matter of fact, these toys have been first invented back in 1993 but, it caught popularity only in 2017. Some schools have actually banned these spinners for it is only causing distraction while other schools allowed these toys to be used but discreetly.

Such toy has been marketed and advertised as a way on helping people to have focus or perhaps, fidgeting by relieving psychological stress or nervous energy. However, there’s no scientific proof that they are really effective treatment for ADHD or autism.

Basic fidget spinners have a 2 or 3 pronged design with bearing in center. The user will hold the center pad as the toy spins. The designs are made from different materials which include stainless steel, brass, titanium, aluminum, copper and plastic. The kind of bearings used are mostly metal either chrome or stainless steel, ceramic and hybrids similar to ceramic balls with cages and stainless races.
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Each fidget spinner has a couple plus weights outside which allows it to stay balanced and spin faster. Not only that, the bearings may be different to adjust for the vibration, noise and design’s spin time which lead to unique sensory feedback.
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In late March, various social media users from Reddit and YouTube started uploading videos which review fidget spinners along its performance and some tricks to do with it. In fact, with the extreme popularity of such toy, there are some stores online that are offering customized designs to interested individuals.

The popularity of fidget spinner has rose to fame in April 2017 with Google searches for keyword fidget spinner spiking high. And by May 4, the variations of spinner have occupied each spot on ecommerce stores. There are lots of publications that referred these spinners as another fad in the market with other journalists compare it to the rise in popularity of flipping water bottle back in 2016.

Due to the rapid increase in popularity of these spinners in 2017, there are lots of children and teenagers alike who started using it in school with some of it reported that kids were selling and trading the spinner toys. There are lots of school districts that decided to ban these toys primarily because of its frequent used. Once again, there are schools that have allowed students to use it but discreetly as they believe that it helps them in gaining more focus.