Friday, 7 July 2017

MOKURU Desk Fidget Toy Review

The latest craze to reach our shores from Japan is MOKURU. These are fidget toys with a difference, as they test your dexterity and with a bit of skill and practice you can do an impressive range of rolls, flips and tricks.


MOKURU appears an unassuming and very lightweight Beech wood peg with rubbber ends. What you don't at first realise is that it's cleverly designed and engineered to have perfect balance, so it can tip and flip end to end, back and forth.


The wood is hard enough not to dint badly when it gets dropped (this is often) and MOKURU is really nicely made. It's actually a beautiful object to look at and to hold. Ours is red, but you can choose from black, green, yellow, white, orange or blue.

This is a classically attractive wooden fidget toy, which makes it as much a grown up toy as one for children. It works as a desk toy, but ours is in the pocket of a grubby 7 year old.


The Japanese originally designed MOKURU to test balance and focus, but now that the fidgeters have taken over it has created quite a craze and there's competition for the best tricks. There are a host of videos online showing some amazing stunts and even people rolling 5 MOKURU at once. We haven't quite reached that stage yet...


The beauty of MOKURU is that we are already better than when we filmed the video. Each time you pick it up, it becomes more intuitive....

Suitable for players or fidgeters of any age, requiring hardly any space to play once you get the hang of it, and so small it will fit easily into a trouser pocket, MOKURU is likely to be very popular. The competitive and perfectionist nature of play makes it very addictive.


My 7 year old uses fidgets in class and his opinion was based on that. He feels it's too big for his purpose and too noisy - he wouldn't be allowed. It's great for the user, not so much as a tool for ASD except when you are the only person in the room, when it's not only great, but highly addictive.

MOKURU is available from SMYTHS Toys and Amazon from today rrp £9.99. Please note that there are lots of cheaper varieties and even fakes available which aren't as well balanced and will be frustrating - you get what you pay for. Find out more on the MOKURU website.

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We were sent our MOKURU fidget toy for review.

8 comments:

  1. think this would be a fun thing to play with at work, and it does look very addictive, but it does seem to be a bit big and bulky for a child's small hands.

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    1. It is 3+, and quite big, but very light. I think it's quite different in that it's not so much something you hold within your hand, it's definitely more active than most.

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  2. Thanks for this. I'd seen them but had assumed they wouldn't be any good as a fidget aid for ASC/ASD due to the noise. Cool toy to help with motor skills, but not so useful to reduce anxiety in class!

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    1. Definitely good for motor skills and concentration. The noise is not so noticeable if you are the one using the toy, but does bother my 8 year old as a bystander. Not one for the classroom - except maybe for the teacher! :D

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  3. Ohhhh that looks fun and interesting - a different take on fidget spinners! Sim x

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    1. It is very different - I love that it's wooden and so pretty looking. One for the grown ups as much as the kids tbh. The skill makes it far more interesting than just spinning a spinner :)

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  4. Aww look at their wee faces. So cute. We loved playing with this. It takes a fair amount of practice I think x

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    1. I reckon you are right - your son is very good at it. I think in no time he'll be rolling them over his hands and doing crazy tricks :)

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