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The Drop: aroundsquare Mindfulness and Manipulation Tools

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Mikey Bautista
The Drop: aroundsquare Mindfulness and Manipulation Tools

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

Fall deep enough into the fidget toy rabbit hole and you'll eventually find yourself face-to-face with the premium offerings of Matt Hiebert and his company aroundsquare. Beyond just simple toys to calm one's self down, he's built an impressive catalog of tools, accessories, and even wearables that all serve the practical purpose of functional fun. From precision-manufactured skill toys like begleri, Knucklebones, and Deadeye coins to meditation-inspired manipulation accessories like MKUltras and mala beads, they have a comprehensive catalog for everyone looking to aid their focus and fidgety fingers.

But it doesn't stop there. While aroundsquare is well-versed with materials that would get EDCers interested like wood, copper, and titanium, Matt and his team also produce limited-edition variations of their products. They dive into the deep end of highly exotic materials and alloys like Mokume Gane, Zircuti, and Mokuti, giving collectors some truly remarkable pieces of functional, wearable art.

What we like: These are fidget toys taken to the next level, inspired by traditional manipulation and meditation tools, and manufactured with some of the best materials you can find in EDC. Seriously, it's hard to find something NOT to like.

What to watch out for: aroundsquare is constantly adding stuff to its catalog but you may find some items not always in stock. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom of their page and their socials to find out when the next drops are coming, especially if you're after one of the more exotic pieces.

Final verdict: I don't think I'll be able to stop at just one MKUltra anytime soon.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (4 total)

Aroundsquare ·
Thanks so much for this post guys, I wasn’t expecting this at all. Really appreciate y’all spreading the word 🙏
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