What Are Fidget Spinners Used For?

Learn how this toy can benefit you and your children

Keeping your hands busy has always been a problem for human beings. Over the years, flipping a lighter open and closed, or breaking the lids of pens, or perhaps clicking a mechanical pencil too many times have been fidgeting trends for people of all ages. However, in recent times, there has been a development in fidgeting technology. Fidget spinners, the newest trending toy in homes, offices, schools and other places of serious business, are becoming more and more in demand. However, very few people really know what these cool little office toys are really used for. 

People fidget mostly when they are bored, restless or otherwise unoccupied. Studies have shown that fidgeting also has to do with thinking about speaking, or pondering on one subject for too long, all signs of healthy brain function. Fidgeting burns an extra three hundred and fifty calories a day, making it better for your weight than cycling to work. However, one thing is for certain, when people wriggle and tap restlessly at the nearest hard object, or tear up the closest piece of paper, they are unnecessarily messing up their surroundings.

Fidget toys, like the fidget spinner and the fidget cube, are generally used by people who fidget but don’t want to make it obvious. So, rather than drum your fingers on the desktop, bite your nails compulsively or fiddle with your belongings, you can fidget with the cube, which is specially designed to keep your fingers occupied so that you can focus on the work at hand. The fidget cube is a cube with circular indentations and wheels on their sides in order to be placed on a desk or carried in a loose pocket and fidgeted with. However, this is an inefficient fidget toy, and a cheap one at that, which does not provide the relief that a well-made spinner would give you.

The fidget spinner is a circular disk with two or three circular prongs attached to it. Its primary function is to spin. Most people spin fidget spinners on their fingers, though some also prefer spinning them on their desks and playing with them by pushing the prongs in and out. Well made and meticulously crafted spinners like Raptor's line of fidget spinners would spin noiselessly and easily on both the finger and desk, though some, generally metal ones, clutter on the desk and the other plastic versions do not spin as easily on the fingers.

People who use fidget spinners are not just people who are bored and fidgety in the office. Fidget toys have proven to be extremely useful as a stress reliever, thanks to its repetitive movement and simple design. In this way, it is a lot like a more involved stress ball; it helps keep the mind focused and release all negative tension inside it. People with anxiety disorders also use fidget spinners to help diffuse their anxiety or panic attacks, as watching the movement of the fidget spinner is calming and soothing to the mind.

Children with Attention Deficit Disorders, like ADHD, and problems with hyperactivity can use fidget spinners and other fidget toys to improve their focus and keep their wandering minds occupied with the toy in their hands. Watching the spinner spin in your hands is a soothing and satisfying feeling, and can even help children with autism let out their frustration.

A majority of people who use fidget spinners say that the spinners have helped them deal with nervous energy, and have helped make their day better in significant ways. People have gone from biting their nails raw to simply spinning the spinner and watching all of their boredom melt away. Several people have invested in buying ultra-expensive metal spinners, though thanks to the price tag, most people settle with inexpensive plastic spinners. Alternative uses for fidget spinners can be as games, place markers and decorations.


Therefore, with a satisfied market and as an interesting concept, the Raptor fidget spinner is awaiting your appraisal.