My daughter and I have checked out eight spinner focus toys so far. This model made our top three list.
Fidget toys have become a hot commodity and frequent topic of discussion. You have probably heard about the list of benefits elicited from their use. ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, Aspergers and Autism are just the “A-list” of examples. Bad habits are easier to overcome for some. Enhanced focus is a benefit for me. Downtime is a bit more enjoyable, too.
The POAO Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy was impressive from the start. With a durable ABS construction, this focus toy has heft and can take some punishment. Dropped on the floor many times, yet it is no worse for wear. It has professional inline skate 608 ceramic ball bearings. All four of the bearings are interchangeable and removable allowing for customization.
The spinner looks smart. It does not have multiple colors or lights as some do, but I think it is cool. It is plain black besides the inscription “POAO” and the steel inner and outer rings of the bearings. The center caps are removable if you wish to spin it on a pencil or a pen for another option. This focus gadget works well on any flat surface. I tend to use it on my desk. I also spin it between my index finger and thumb using either one or both hands. Sometimes I transfer the toy to either the finger or thumb, so it balances as it spins.
Of the eight spinners I own, the finger pads on this version are the best for controlling the toy. They have a texture that makes for a better grip than the slippery plastic ones. The grips help, but you will want to get used to this one before attempting tricks. I can vouch for the two-minute spin claim. It has been consistently getting spins longer than that when I have timed them.
It is slightly heavier (while slightly smaller in circumference) than the most popular size spinners. Dropping it on anything but the most padded surfaces will result in a racket. If you were thinking of sneaking it into a classroom that forbids spinners– just do not do it. The first major slip-up will result in every head turning your way. The toy itself barely makes a noise. It has a faint and strangely satisfying whir.
If you are interested in checking the POAO Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy out some more, here is the Amazon product page.
My original Amazon review appears here. So, have you tried a fidget/ focus toy yet? If not, will you give it a go?