Occasionally I get a wild hair to buy a random product like this one. I already know I like FocusWorks from the Eryx review. And I like small spinners too, particularly ones with these ball bearings. So during a sale I purchased this Axis Micro Mini in stonewashed bronze, and thought I’d throw out some photos and thoughts on it.
Official Product Page
Here’s a link to the official page.
This is a fantastic little spinner. I don’t just sit around and fidget spin all the time (or even much of the time to be honest) but when I do want to grab one, this is a great one. I wish these ball bearings actually rotated but I understand (based on the build) why they don’t. I’m very happy with this product, particularly for $45.
This specific model goes for $60, but there are some aluminum options for $45.
FocusWorks makes a few different kinds of spinner, but of the Axis Micro Mini there are a few types. There’s this one (Stonewash Bronze). There is also a full stainless version. There are aluminum options too but those are just the Micro spinners, which are ever so slightly bigger (and I think more serviceable.)
Just a very simple box here. Nothing major. Probably nothing you’d keep.
- FocusWorks Axis Micro Mini Fidget Spinner
- Approx. 1.75″ diameter and 0.45″ thick
This is a tiny spinner! I have to switch to a different currency to get a better scale.
The stonewash bronze here looks great. The ball bearings are very polished, which adds some bling. And the finger pads are textured too. All in all it’s a nice look.
The finger pads have a bit of clearance over the body.
Every angle is a good angle!
There’s a nice weight to this spinner. Small but the bronze makes it weighty. Of course the stainless would feel much the same.
The ball bearings in the edges add rotational weight too, which help spin times. These ball bearings are actually tungsten carbide (not stainless steel ball bearings, but I’m still going to call them ball bearings).
Bearing / Spin Times
The bearing is a “Press fit SBv2 R188 bearing” – and this is what makes the Micro Mini actually Mini. Most of the other spinners (maybe even all of them) from FocusWorks have a serviceable bearing, which is screwed in or retained in some way. This one is press fit. That could be a deal breaker for a lot of users, but I haven’t had any issues with this so far.
The bearing is removable though, but maybe not “easily removable.”
I did some spintime tests and the results are as follows:
|1 (table top)||3:17.18|
|2 (table top)||2:51.60|
|3 (table top)||2:59.42|
|4 (table top)||3:25/01|
I consider these spin times to be quite good. Better than some of the other spinners I’ve reviewed recently.
Maintenance / Disassembly
The thumb pads unscrew very easily. They’re screwed to each other, and fit into a collar of the bearing. The bearing can be pushed out, but is press fit in, so this could be a little difficult.
What I like
- Spin times
What I don’t like
- Wish the ball bearings rotated
- Would like some other metal options
- I purchased this spinner with my own money. I was not paid to write this review.
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