The World’s Longest Fidget Spinner Is Also the Most Expensive

  1. Jeremy
  2. September 11, 2017 8:53 am

The World’s Longest Fidget Spinner Is Also the Most Expensive

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“We’re confident that ours is the longest spinner around,” says Toshikazu Ishii, president of NSK Micro Precision.

NSK Micro Precision Co., Ltd is an expert purveyor of precision bearings. The Japanese company has created a fidget spinner that revolves for a staggering 12 minutes or more by utilising effortless revolving precision bearings originally created for PC hard disk drives.

Called the “Saturn Spinner”, the remarkable – and expensive – piece was showcased at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2017 in June. As mentioned, the longest spinning fidget spinner isn’t easy on the wallet, and carries a hefty price tag of S$215.

The bearing makes use of tiny, tremendously high-precision balls normally used in hard disk drives. Centrifugal force is boosted by placing a brass ring on the outside of the fidget spinner, which thus allows the toy to spin for over twelve minutes.

“As far as I know, the spinning time of commercial fidget spinners is eight minutes at best, but this spinner keeps going for an unprecedented twelve minutes. Enjoy the ultimate spin with this product that leverages the spinning performance of bearings to the maximum,” comments Takahiko Hasegawa, former yo-yo world champion and owner of the Spin Gear yo-yo shop.

This picture taken on August 7, 2017 shows Hiroshi Tsukada, employee of Japan's ball bearing maker NSK Micro Precision, assembling a fidget spinner at a factory in Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture. It already claims to make the world's smallest ball bearing. Now, Japan's NSK Micro Precision says it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than the rest -- 12 minutes and counting. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA

AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA


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