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iPM EDC Bat Fidget Spinner

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Nas


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Cheaper over here: http://www.gearbest.com/novelty-toys/pp_618914.html

persephoneryder


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It's a shame these got turned into fad novelty toys and now the kids and/or adults that need them are not getting to use them for their intended purpose as they're getting banned all over the place as distractions or dangers.

95GLX


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I think it is a shame they are getting banned and the ADHD kids can't have them in school. I also think it's a shame people are upset that kids that don't have ADHD are playing with them. I only ever saw them advertised as toys and not tools. Regardless, kids shouldn't have toys in schools. Most schools that have banned them still allow for true ADHD kids.

Darksoul13


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Nas wrote:Cheaper over here: http://www.gearbest.com/novelty-toys/pp_618914.html



Cheaper yes but, do you want to wait a few months to get it?

Silly Rabbit......

mderoller


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Nas wrote:Cheaper over here: http://www.gearbest.com/novelty-toys/pp_618914.html



Yes, but 15-35 days to get here,

clearskiestomt


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Darksoul13 wrote:Cheaper yes but, do you want to wait a few months to get it?




7.99 + 5.00 shipping, vs 3.76 and free shipping.

Woot shipping typically takes 2 weeks for me. Gear best 3 weeks.

hfmf


quality posts: 2 Private Messages hfmf

NEW AND IMPROVED WASTE OF TIME.

Now, the kid doesn't have to come up with the idea to throw this item across the room... It's actually SHAPED like a bat-a-rang.

stevenmonty


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stevenmonty

Google Catherine Hettinger, who originally created the spinner. Interesting story. And these mass produced pieces are junk. Support local machinist vs mass Chinese imports.

hulfy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hulfy

Well, at least playing with this won't make you go blind.

dmnstr8


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dmnstr8

Amazon has it for 2.41 with free shipping if you're not in a rush..

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0718X1BJ5/ref=twister_B0725QY3LK?_encoding=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

TruBluTopaz


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95GLX wrote:I think it is a shame they are getting banned and the ADHD kids can't have them in school. I also think it's a shame people are upset that kids that don't have ADHD are playing with them. I only ever saw them advertised as toys and not tools. Regardless, kids shouldn't have toys in schools. Most schools that have banned them still allow for true ADHD kids.



You assume it's just elementary kids using these toys. I teach high school and frankly they have become the Distraction du Jour for kids already distracted by their cell phones and tablets. Imagine if your boss, during a meeting, popped one of these out and just started spinning it, playing with it. Would you be pleased? You wonder why kids don't learn-it's because of stuff like this. I swear the Chinese did this on purpose.

Trublutopaz, Queen of the Nil (sic)

bornyesterday


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TruBluTopaz wrote:You assume it's just elementary kids using these toys. I teach high school and frankly they have become the Distraction du Jour for kids already distracted by their cell phones and tablets. Imagine if your boss, during a meeting, popped one of these out and just started spinning it, playing with it. Would you be pleased? You wonder why kids don't learn-it's because of stuff like this. I swear the Chinese did this on purpose.



in my time we used to try to keep the stray energy channeled like this. (not sure it was the best idea then, either)

callidusj


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Ordered Monday, Just got mine.

Not bad for the price. Weights aren't as picture; cheaper looking in real life. Balance is decent. Spin time isn't super amazing, but it can go around 2 minutes before it stops.

For a few bucks, does what I need it to do.

vanhornb


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Came here to say this, weights are dirty unpainted metal. They look nothing like the shiny black painted weights in the picture. I have dirt all over my fingers from touching them (what?). Personally I am a stickler for actually receiving what is pictured when I buy things off the internet, so I will be asking for a refund even though technically it "works".

callidusj wrote:Ordered Monday, Just got mine.

Not bad for the price. Weights aren't as picture; cheaper looking in real life. Balance is decent. Spin time isn't super amazing, but it can go around 2 minutes before it stops.

For a few bucks, does what I need it to do.



morphiend


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Actually it's not dirty, it's rusted. Rusted chunks of metal instead of the ball bearings that were supposed to be there. Clearly mis-advertised item.

vanhornb wrote:Came here to say this, weights are dirty unpainted metal. They look nothing like the shiny black painted weights in the picture. I have dirt all over my fingers from touching them (what?). Personally I am a stickler for actually receiving what is pictured when I buy things off the internet, so I will be asking for a refund even though technically it "works".



mshetley


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Blance seems way off

apec766


quality posts: 0 Private Messages apec766

Same issues here. Rusted metal rings for the weights.

Also, it is horribly balanced and spins for only a few seconds. Horrible purchase...

ThunderThighs


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apec766 wrote:Same issues here. Rusted metal rings for the weights.

Also, it is horribly balanced and spins for only a few seconds. Horrible purchase...


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