This fidget is all the right kinds of "flippy". You can flip it end over end or flip it so that the circles are aligned and slide it over a finger. It's a great repetitive motion fidget. It is also very sensory, with smooth, cool rings and silicone bands that have very different sensations. Keeping hands busy helps people with anxiety, adhd, autism and special needs focus and relax.
*Manufacturing has changed since this video was created. The silicone rings are thicker now so more pressure is needed to separate the bike chain parts or you can remove one of the rings to make it looser.
Function: fidget Age Range: > 3 years old Material: Metal and Silicone
Simple but satisfying and unobstrusive!
I was actually skeptical of how satisfying this toy may be as it seemed rather simple, but when I got my hands on one, it couldn't playing with it! The movement is very smooth and natural. You can also trap the ring and chain in mid spin (with the 2 bike chains parallel to each other) and push down on them to get a feel of friction and tension. It's pretty quiet and unobtrusive so you can get away with using it in more situations.
I frequently use this because one of my rather annoying fidgets involves my index finger and it irritates my tendon. It takes the attention from your middle, index, and thumb finger by turning the chain over and over, and it just feels -good-.
As withl most metal products that you handle frequently, you'll eventually get that metal coin smell, but this is easy enough to wash away with soap and water. (The smell isn't the metal itself but from your own body oils broken down by copper or iron atoms.)
And the people part of the Happy Hands customer service were amazing, prompt, and pleasant as always!