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Mezmoglobe Nano Desk Toys

Mezmoglobe Nano Desk Toys

The guys behind the Mezmoglobe and Mezmotop are back with a new series of kinetic desk toys. These palm-sized aluminum playthings come in globe, cone, and cylindrical shapes, each of which spins fluidly as a spiral pattern draws your eyes towards its top.

Superegg

Superegg
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The latest addition to AltDynamic’s series of collectible desktop curiosities comes in a satisfying tubular egg shape. Inspired by the mathematics of Gabriel Lamé and the 1960s Superegg design by Piet Hein, the roly-poly metal egg comes in titanium, stainless steel, and copper editions with machined or mirrored finishes.

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Pivot Magnetic Fidget Toy

Pivot Magnetic Fidget Toy

We love seeing unique takes on fidget toy designs, and the Pivot is unlike any other we’ve seen. It consists of a Reuleaux triangle body and an oblong flipper which can be pushed from corner to corner thanks to neodymium magnets. Available in titanium or bronze, as well as anodized colors and laser-etched patterns.

Fidget Controller Pad

Fidget Controller Pad
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Have a spare game controller lying around? Its tactile buttons and joysticks are great for fidgeters. Pilpoc’s Fidget Controller Pad is a fidget toy based on the same idea, but in a pocketable size. It has eight functions to keep fingers and brains occupied, yet measures just 2.8″ x 1.4″ x 1.0″.

Motion Fidget Ring

Motion Fidget Ring
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This stainless steel ring gives fidgeters something to do whenever and wherever they please. Its rails hold several individual steel elements that move freely with a flick of your finger. Stack two rings for double the fidget action. They come in silver or rose gold finishes.

FlipNetik Kinetic Desk Toy

Collective Carry’s polished kinetic toy flips, spins, and slides, giving your idle hands something to do while sitting at your desk on endless Zoom calls. Made from aerospace-grade zinc alloy, it comes in black, silver, and gold finishes in both hexagon and square designs. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.

Sprok-It Fidget Machine

Sprok-It Fidget Machine

Works by Solo’s fidget toy is handmade from 26 components, including bike chain, custom-cut sprockets, and bearings to create a unique metal plaything. Its two gears can rotate independently, and move smoothly so you can get some speed going. See how it works and how the design came together in the video clip.

Event Horizon Spin Coin

Event Horizon Spin Coin

This unique metal memento from J. L. Lawson & Co features a concave shape and spiral pattern inspired by the gravitational pull of a black hole. Thanks to a ceramic ballpoint, it can spin like a top for up to 15 minutes. The 1.25″ diameter coin is available in blackened iron or fine silver.

Fidget Flip

Fidget Flip

The Fidget Flip is a unique stress-relief toy that combines visual and audible stimuli to keep your mind occupied. The laser-cut acrylic plaything is filled with exactly 750 tiny metal spheres, which create a calming sound and mesmerizing visual as you tilt it from side-to-side. Not recommended for young children, lest they crack it open.

HexaSphericon Rolling Toy

HexaSphericon Rolling Toy

From the expert machinists at AltDynamic comes their most impressive creation yet, a family of elegant aluminum playthings which look nothing like a sphere, yet can roll like one. Each one splits down the middle and is held together with magnets. They come in three variants, each with its own unique rolling properties.

Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

These pentagonal playthings have neodymium magnets along their edges, letting you assemble them into a variety of shapes, including a dodecahedron. Each set comes with 12 pentagons, and the more kits you buy, the more complex the objects can get. They come in Slate, Cobalt, Aqua, and Lava.

Hoglet Fidget Mouse

Hoglet Fidget Mouse
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This bumpy computer mouse from HedgeHog Health is designed to provide kids with learning challenges like ASD or ADHD with physical stimulation. But one look at the colorful and tactile surface of these pointing devices, and we want one of them on our desk too. Pre-orders start shipping in December 2020.

VersiCube Aluminum Plaything

VersiCube Aluminum Plaything

The VersiCube is a unique object made from CNC-machined aluminum. KAD Models and Prototypes‘ cubes allow light to shine through, and provide a nice tactile feel. They come in 1.375″ and 0.5″ sizes, and a version with pegs for 3D Tic Tac Toe. Profits go to the Advanced Manufacturing Program at the Vermont Technical College.

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Monkey Bars Fidget Toy

Monkey Bars Fidget Toy

Looking for a unique fidget toy? Monkey Bars offer up lots of fun for your fingertips. They feature a patented design which uses bent stainless steel pins that turn and slide as you play with their aluminum handles. Their first model, the 2020-R has grooved handles as shown in the video.

Aluminum Infinity Cube

Aluminum Infinity Cube
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Mechforce’s mindbending fidget toy features a series three metal cubes nested one inside of the other. The entire thing is CNC-machined from a single billet of aluminum. Measures 1″ x 1″ x 1″, and includes a removable keychain ring.

Flipo Flip Kinetic Toy

Flipo Flip Kinetic Toy

Machined from a solid hunk of aluminum or brass, the Flipo Flip offers a unique take on the desktop fidget toy. This metal plaything is designed to feel great in the hand, and is perfectly weighted for flipping, spinning, and manipulation with your fingers. Available in hexagonal and square designs.

Best Fidget Toys 2020

Best Fidget Toys 2020

Looking for a good way to burn off a little stress? Fidgeting is a good way to occupy your mind and to focus on something other than the day’s worries. The guys over at Everyday Carry have picked out 10 of their favorite fidget toys, including one of our go-tos, the stainless steel Mechforce EDC Gyroscope.

Square Wave Spinner

Square Wave Spinner

Designed by Wales-based sculptor Ivan Black, this hypnotic, kinetic plaything is made from 21 interconnected metal rods, which can be spun and twisted to produce visually-stimulating patterns inspired by the Fibonacci sequence. It’s available in silver, gold, bronze, or a limited edition scarlet color. Be sure to watch the video.

Kinetic Fragrance Spinner

Keep your car, office, or home smelling fresh, and distract your mind at the same time with this sculptural metal aromatherapy diffuser. Just give it a gentle spin, and its optical illusion rings spin, while the plate underneath disperses fragrance. Includes five scent discs, and a removable adhesive for installation.

Mechforce Gyroscope Toy

Mechforce Gyroscope Toy
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A premium fidget plaything made from machined stainless steel, it features spinners that operate on multiple axes. A smooth-spinning ceramic bearing rotates its center, while four microbearings enable the horizontal and vertical spinners.

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KP OrbitPen

KP OrbitPen

This unique writing instrument doubles as a desktop fidget toy. It collapses down to a stubby size that fits between your index finger and thumb letting you spin it freely in your hand. Its companion desk stand also allows spinning and doubles as a letter opener.

Vortecon Kinetic Desk Toy

Vortecon Kinetic Desk Toy

Looking for a cool alternative to fidget spinners? This metal desk toy spins smoothly on its leather base to reveal a hypnotic optical illusion thanks to the spiral engraved into its surface. Choose from steel, brass, or copper, and stack multiples for even more fun!

Deal: Nanodots Gyro Duo Desk Toy

Deal: Nanodots Gyro Duo Desk Toy

A unique alternative to fidget spinners, this set of spheres have gimbal-mounted rare earth magnets inside, causing them to attract, repel, and roll in unexpected ways. Set includes two gyroscopic magnet spheres, and two proxy magnet spheres.

Rocket-powered Fidget Spinner

Rocket-powered Fidget Spinner

Every time we think we’re done with the fidget spinner fad, somebody comes along and amps these silly playthings up to the next level. The Backyard Scientist decided that he couldn’t spin his fast enough, so he added a propulsion system, and upping the danger factor by 100x.

Meta Fidget Spinner

Meta Fidget Spinner

We’re not sure if Louis Weisz’s creation is making fun of or simply perpetuating the whole fidget spinner epidemic, but what we do know is that if his goal was to make the most obnoxious fidget spinner that he could, he succeeded.

Meteorite Fidget Spinner Knife

Meteorite Fidget Spinner Knife

EDC and viral toys collide with this fidget spinner that doubles as a pocket knife. Don’t worry, the blade stays tucked when folded. So it’s not as cool as a butterfly knife, but it’s not as dangerous (or illegal) either.

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