Where did you get a quality fidget spinner?

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  1. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    I would like to get one of these things, but don't want to get junk that only spins for 20-30 seconds like my son's.
     
  2. srjclone

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    How long do you need it to spin? im confused.
     
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    Chuck E Cheese
     
  4. Clonefan94

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    I'd just do a google search for "Cheap, high quality Fidget Spinner"
     
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  5. mj4cy

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    My kid keeps talking about it as well....probably will get one on prime.
     
  6. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    My kids have one and they were heavily played with for all of about 2 hours.
     
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  7. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    Well that's the thing, some say they go 6-7 minutes on Amazon, but are only $6 or $7, but I'm pretty skeptical when they are imported. Didn't know if I had to pay $40 for one to spin that long or if somebody found somewhere locally that sells quality ones that you can try first before spending $20 or more. I have ADHD and love playing with my son's that he got from his girlfriend.
     
  8. Farnsworth

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    If your an adult try a fidget cube instead.

    This is the original which I have:
    https://www.antsylabs.com/products/fidget-cube

    Although there are a billion knock offs just like the fidget spinners, but they are stiffer and don't react as well.

    I use this at my desk a lot.
     
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  9. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was really intrigued by these when they came out, but it's so small and I have large hands. I was wondering if it would be annoying to those around me. Does the light switch click?
     
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    If you watch the videos you see them using two hands a lot which I never do, always in one hand while working or walking. If you have large hands though I'm not sure how useful it would be to fumble around with.

    If you do more of a smooth transition across the light switch it doesn't make much noise, but i tend to move my thumb off one side, up, and then back down on the other which makes a bit of noise. There are a few features designed to not have a lot of noise, such as the side with the 5 buttons, which 2 are silent when suppressed.
     
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    I'd recommend these:

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    All natural. 100% free. Mass quantities available (in the fall). Hell, someone might even pay you to take them! Unbelievable spinny fun!
     
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    They're probably all made in the same factory in Thailand or China anyways.
     
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    I am confused. What is the point of having them go for 5 minutes plus? Isn't it supposed to be a fidget thing? If you spin it once and then just watch it spin for 5 minutes, that seems like a procrastination thing..
     
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    Why in the world do you need it to spin for anywhere near 6-7 minutes??? I thought the whole purpose was to to fidget with the thing, not spin it and forget it.

    EDIT: srjclone beat me to it...
     
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    One is that it's cool to balance it while it's spinning. But mostly, the longer it spins the quieter it is and will allow me to fidget while my anal retentive wife is in the same room.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. I've steered clear of these things because I know I'd probably buy one. Just figured they were all the same just different styles/colors.
     
  18. Rabbuk

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    Think they sell em at Hyvee
     
  19. andybernard

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    Whoever pretended that these are good for ADHD is a genius.

    "Hey, I have ADHD, I should get one more thing to distract me."
     
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    I don't know much about fidget spinners but games and more in valley west mall advertises having them on their facebook page.
     

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