For centuries, the concept of “perpetual motion” has been a sort of scientific holy grail — always sought after, never attained. While it doesn’t completely achieve that lofty goal, the elegently designed LIMBO definitely takes us closer than ever before – and makes a great desktop trinket!
What is LIMBO? Simply put, it’s a top. Yes, that’s right: a top. A toy that every child is familiar with and loves. But there’s one key difference that makes LIMBO special. While a regular top with a good spin on it might be able to go for 10, 15 or even 20 seconds before running out of energy, LIMBO goes on and on and on.
How long? Well, LIMBO recently broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Spinning Mechanical Top, clocking in a spin that lasted just over 27 hours. That’s right — this top spun for more than a whole day!
And now Fearless Toys wants to bring that magic home to you. These special tops are now available to buy so you can experience this awesome site at home, or even on the go! Powered by a small, rechargable accelerometer, LIMBO can spin for hours on end. What’s more, for a little extra, each LIMBO is available with a perfectly-balanced base to keep your LIMBO still while it spins and spins. Not that you’ll need it — LIMBOs can even spin smoothly on surfaces that would be impossible for normal tops, like a coin, or even the top of a tomato!
Available in four different varieties — aluminum, black matte, black shiny or titanium – the LIMBO is an elegant piece of engineering that needs to be seen to be believed. Each LIMBO comes with its own top, charging cable and keychain, so you can take LIMBO anywhere you want. Higher-end models come with extras, such as the balanced base mentioned above, and there’s even a “World Record” edition that is designed to spin for up to 40 hours!
Interested in learning more? Check out LIMBO’s Kickstarter today.