Fidget spinners: What's the big deal?

There are two types of people in this world - those who spin, and those who don’t

It's hard to understand what the fuss is about until you actually try it for yourself.

These toys have been around for ages, but have suddenly taken off and can be found everywhere. From classrooms, where many schools have now banned it, to workplaces and during commute, you really need to get that eye sight checked if you haven’t noticed the craze.

If you aren’t a spinner, the fad could be perplexing and frustrating to relate to. Just what is the deal with these dumb spinners? We’re about to go real deep into its psychology here, as we shed light on what’s behind the bewitching craze, and if it’s worth jumping into.  

What is a fidget device?

There are various designs of fidget devices. The most popular one you see now are the spinners. These are generally made of a central bearing that you grip and a three-pronged rotational blade that spins when you flick it. You have to feel it to understand it, but balancing the device on a single finger while spinning creates a bizarre physical sensation that is at the very least captivating, and for others, a form of therapy.

Much like the Kendama, users have also attempted tricks with it, which have become hugely popular amongst kids. These include spinning and juggling them between fingers and catching them in the air. Bottle flipping is so 2016 in comparison.

There is also the fidget cube. It features six faces of fidgety things, from clicky buttons, to a mini joystick and switches to keep your fingers busy and you focused.