John Maytham joins the fidget spinner frenzy

CapeTalk's, John Maytham has been recently introduced to the fidget spinner and has familiarised himself with the gadget in under 24 hours.

The fidget spinner first emerged in 1997, created by an engineer who let the patent expire on the invention, meaning there is now no intellectual property associated with it.

Julie-Anne Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer at Takealot.com says the fidget spinner is their top selling toy for the month.

It's insane.

Julie-Anne Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer at Takealot.com

Walsh adds that the gadget has opened up the door for more innovations of its kind.

A third of our customers are buying more than one.

Julie-Anne Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer at Takealot.com

Walsh says Takealot.com has about 120 varieties of the fidget spinner with prices ranging from R70 to R800.

Listen to the clip below for more about this latest craze:

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