Let’s talk fidget spinners

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fidget spinners

Let’s face it: fidget spinners are the new craze, and love them or hate them we’re gonna see much more of them in the weeks and months to come. I wrote this to give some perspective on the whole fidget spinner situation – when they appeared, how they grew, who loves and hates them and why. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below! 

A brief history of fidget spinners

How it all started

Time credits a woman named Catherine Hettinger for inventing fidget spinners in 2006, including their most popular design nowadays:

D-JOY New Style Premium Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy With Premium Hybrid Ceramic Bearing - Como (Galaxy Purple)
  • Round Corner and Soomth Surface - Protect your fingers from scratching.
  • A Good Choice for Killing Time, Having Fun, Helping Relieve Stress, Keep Focusing.
  • User-friendly - Portable, No Repair, Oil, Maintenance Needed! Use it directly out of box.
  • Great for Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Quit Smoking, Staying Awake On Long Car Drives, Etc
  • DESIGNED:Designed with for Fidgeters! We made sure that the EDC Spinner felt satisfying, as well as provide a smooth functional spin. Giving you the satisfaction you're looking for in a Fidget EDC Spinner!

But most of us are probably more acquainted with other designs from manufacturers like Rotablade or ZeroFeud, who started to appear on our newsfeeds in EDC groups last year. I first learned about fidget spinners a couple of months ago, apparently shortly after they came to market. When I first launched the site, they were the topic of my first real post, and as I would later learn, they are by far the most popular type of fidget toy for the members of our small community.

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