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I know, I know you are probably thinking what the hell, another fidget spinner... wait...whaaaat the hell is that?

This took two months of trial and error until I finally got it right. I 3d printed countless prototypes to get this final product and even after I got all the measurements/parts right I still had to look at factories overseas to make a decent amount of them. It took me unanswered email after unanswered email from Chinese factories until I finally got a response from one of them to manufacture 100 of these phone fidget spinners, which I have now dubbed as "phinners." 

The process to make them was far from easy and even though you might think, "oh hell, fidget spinners are done with," I assure you this is not your typical anxiety reducing toy. Your phone, UNLIKE a fidget spinner is something you always have with you. This means that when you are in traffic, or whenever you are at the office, you can grab your phone and spin that bad boy, after, of course, checking your notifications. I really find it addicting, and after ordering the first batch from the manufacturer overseas, I had a ton of friends requesting some for themselves and their kids.

I know you will enjoy them!

Risks and challenges

The process to make something that I thought was going to be so easy turned out to be such an overwhelming task and I can't stress enough how much I admire every single person who has started a Kickstarter campaign.

With that being said, I understand that the road is just beginning. I have plans with the manufacturer overseas to create 10,000 of them and he is now on standby with the molds to produce said quantities. I have thought of everything with anticipation and I am sure that by having a factory already in place to manufacture them, I will be able to send out the rewards on time.

It was 2 months of numerous failed prototypes and just when I thought about giving up I said, hell, this has got to work. I took up two courses on udemy on engineering and physics when I realized that this simple little project was going to be more complex than initially thought. I have dedicated so much time to this product design and have finally perfected it for your guys' enjoyment. I hope that you like it and have as much fun playing with it as I had making it:)

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    A PHINNER! WOOHOO!

    Your own phinner-a $20 value!

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    2 PHINNERS! One for you and the other for your friend!

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    4 PHINNERS! Give some to your friends!

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