What to Know Before Buying A Fidget Spinner
Fidget spinners are the big thing right now and many parents and customers are thinking is it wise to buy for one for their kids or themselves. So first of all the medical studies are kinda torn between with the effects – they have been marketed as tools to relieve stress and help kids with ADHD, based on my own experience there is a slight and temporary release of anxiety and stress, but i wouldn’t go in record saying its something long term.
Half Plastic Fidget Spinners – ones are cheapest fidgets you can buy ranging from 1-10$ approximately in places like eBay. Usually these have half of the parts (if not all) made out of plastic and rest is metal. The key important thing to understand is that plastic is cheaper to produce than metal so for manufacturers they will obviously go for plastic parts if they have the chance.
- Very affordable fidget spinners
- Lightweight, which means that is much easier to perform tricks with these fidgets
- Usually more weight you have on the spinner longer it spins, plastic ones seem to range more on 30-45 second mark in total spin time.
- Not waterproof, usually these fidgets don’t have stainless steel on them, which means one drop into toilet, bath or use in shower will make the middle-part go in rust, which will cause the fidget not to spin anymore
Metal Fidget Spinners – vary a lot, but the more expensive ones are usually stainless steel, which is great thing since kids tend to play with fidgets on a bath or spill water on them for some reason. I recommend doing research on the metal quality whatever its stainless or titanium or is it made out of cheap stuff that will be affected by corrosion.
- Stainless Steel makes the fidgets waterproof
- Since metals are heavy this usually translates to faster and longer spin time (Averaging easily over minute on basic full metal fidgets)
- Metals are heavy, which makes tricks harder to do and also might be uncomfortable carry on pocket
- Metal Fidgets cost more and some of the premium ones can range around 40-80$ price mark depending on which parts were used to assemble the fidgets
LED Fidget Spinners – are for those who want to play or film in the dark pretty much. These are usually made out of plastic parts even more so than the ones above. There are metal ones ive seen as well, but as you might have already guessed they cost more.
- The LED gimmick is rather neat for filming purposes
- Not that bad price for plastic ones
- Same thing with other plastic ones, not usually stainless steel so not waterproof
- The batteries could be really bad and there is probably annoying process to change them if possible.
I’m going to be updating this article on future stay tuned.