Fidget Spinners have become this season’s must-have gadget. They exploded in popularity in late December, and by April were all kids were asking for. They are marketed as a ‘fidget toy’ that will help with concentration, as well as improving focus. There have been write-ups, stories, and now YouTube videos showcasing tricks you can do with them. This article will go over which of the three types of Best Bearings for Fidget Spinners, as well as the best bearing for fidget spinners.
Full Ceramic Bearing (best selling on amazon below)
This bearing type is made entirely out of ceramic components from the bearing themselves to the outer and inner rings. They are also the most expensive option out of the three. Fidget spinner users say that this bearing works best for faster and longer spins right out of the box. The top two pros and cons are listed below, and you can find this full ceramic bearing in stores or on Amazon.
- Low maintenance
- Longest spin time right out of the box
- Picks up dirt and grime more easily because of the open design
All Metal Bearing (best selling on amazon below)
This bearing type is made from a mix of several different metals like chrome and stainless steel. The all metal tag means that the inner and outer rings and the ball bearings are made from metal. They come greased, and this may cause issues and have to be stripped. You can purchase them on Amazon
- If you strip the grease, they can be made to spin longer
- Least expensive
- Shortest spin time right out of the box
- Capable of rusting if they’re not maintained
Hybrid Bearing (best selling on amazon below)
This final bearing uses a metal base with ceramic-hybrid balls. This makes it heat-resistant, and chemical resistant. They come greased in the package, so this might require stripping if you want a longer spin. You can take the bearing apart and dip it in rubbing alcohol. Leave it sit for a few minutes then take it out and dry it thoroughly. Finally, reassemble your bearing and you’re ready to use it. You can purchase them on Amazon.
- Long spin time
- The more you use them, the better the spin
- Grease has to be stripped for longer spins
- Slightly expensive
The best bearing for fidget spinners depends entirely on what you want to use you fidget spinner for. We listed the top pros and cons for each one to help you make your choice.