A fidget spinner got its recorder. It turns and turns and turns and so 12 minutes and counting. A Japanese firm called NSK Micro Precision Co., which specialises in making ball bearings, is behind this Rolls Royce of fidget spinners.
If you want to own this toy gadget, you have to splash out 17,280 Yen ($157), while most cost around $12 or less. But for that amount you’ll get the fidget spinner can spin for more than 13 minutes, lasting 13 minutes and 35 seconds in an AFP test.
Made with a heavy brass frame and light aluminium ball bearings, the spinner’s purpose other than spinning is to showcase the company’s ball bearings, which are used in space satellites.
“Hundreds of bearings are found in products all around us, but most people don’t see them or pay much attention to them,” said Toshikazu Ishii, the company’s president.