The world is full of fidgeters. Kids fidget. Adults fidget. Some of you are fidgeting while you’re reading this. We see it all the time in the form of bouncing legs, spinning pens, or finger drumming. While these behaviors may make it seem like someone is not paying attention, fidgeting actually helps some people concentrate, giving them an outlet for excess energy so they can stay focused on a task.
Jason Burns, known by some as Fidget Man, has been in the fidget toy business since 2009, and he can fidget with the best of them. He started creating his fidgets for personal use, to help him manage his attention deficit disorder, after finding that options the marketplace were limited to products made for kids. He designed countless prototypes, a process that was no doubt satisfying for perpetual fidgeter like himself, until he had the perfect design. Something that had the right feel and weight, something that was fluid and satisfying to play with, and something that could easily fit in his pocket so he could discreetly fidget even if he was in a meeting at work.