Those of us who feel the need to fidget are always looking for different ways to keep our hands and minds occupied. ZenMech’s TK01 is a unique fidget toy that moves like a tiny tank tread. Roll it along your desk or flip it around in your hand for a cool tactile sensation. Available with plastic or stainless steel tracks.
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EDC company Ant Design’s latest release is a palm-sized fidget toy that converts between two modes – a clicky outer ring that spins around your finger and a haptic coin that freewheels when held between your thumb and index finger. Available in brass, stainless steel, and titanium variants.
Everyday Carry shares its latest list of tactile toys to keep your frolicking fingers and bored brain occupied. Among the 15 fidget toys on this year’s list are a cool ring-shaped spinner, a three-axis gyroscope, a balisong practice rig, and a decision-maker coin that lets you decide if the devil or angel on your shoulder wins for the day.
This CNC-machined, stainless steel fidget toy from Mechforce spins on multiple axes. It has three nested rings that rotate on smooth, ball-bearing gimbals. Once up to speed, it produces a captivating gyroscopic motion in the palm of your hand. When not in use, it lays flat.
This unique metal fidget toy looks like a tiny rangefinder camera. Its front is packed with neodymium magnets so you can slide it back and forth. Plus, it has a clicky shutter button, a rotating lens, and a magnetic teeter-totter on its back. It’s available in stainless steel or titanium.
This titanium fidget toy features a series of magnetic bars which tilt along a center beam and click into place like toggle switches. The interchangeable buttons let you choose between a mix of rectangular and square switches. Available in grey, purple, or blue anodized finishes.
Looking for a different kind of fidget toy? Ukraine-based 3A Production makes these domino-sized plates that glide on each other using neodymium magnets. Each one is CNC machined from titanium, and they come in five anodized colors. Buy two or more sets to mix and match colors. Personalization is also available.
HMM’s playful desk accessory combines a pencil eraser, a pen holder, a business card holder, and a fidget toy. Each of its six outer pieces can be used to correct mistakes, while the gaps hold cards, and their backside can hold a pen. Plus, it feels great just rolling it around in the palm of your hand.
Artist and engineer Robert Spillner created this unique plaything – a disc filled with a sparkly fluid that looks like an atmosphere swirling around a planet. As you shake and move the disc, the metallic liquid creates an endless variety of organic patterns. Its particles can also be influenced by a magnet placed outside of its chamber.
This desktop plaything from the makers of the Mezmoglobe and Mezmotop tricks your eyes when you spin it. The mirror finish aluminum toy looks like a stack of coins, and its smooth spinning mechanism creates a wavelike illusion as you get it up to speed. Sold in standard and nano sizes, as well as a bundle with both.
Mathematician and creator Yosuke Ikeda invented this glorious little plaything which uses a series of ramps to move marbles around as you push on it. Multiple AlgoLoops can be combined for more complex patterns. The project’s Kickstarter already has closed, but hopefully we’ll be able to buy these soon.
MetMo’s unique pen features a precision-machined, dual-threaded body with a pair of nuts that can glide smoothly along its interleaved threading. Its design is perfect for fidgeters, offering a tactile grip and doubling as a desk toy. An optional hexagonal brass cover hides its threads. Available in aluminum or polished brass.