USB gadgets are the newest craze in external unnecessary office equipment. The equivalent of the desktop mini board games or the tiny Zen gardens of the eighties and nineties, these little wonders have taken the office by storm. If you can dream of a small item that can be powered by the juice found in a USB cord, it probably already exists. The main categories are mood setters, efficiency enhancers, and entertainment gadgets.
The first types of USB gadgets we will talk about are the mood setters. The mood setter is usually either a colorful light up item such as a small spinning lamp or it is a smell-producing item such as a diffuser or incense burner. These items serve a dual purpose, they allow you to take your mind off work for a few minutes every so often and they set a mood more conducive to concentration. It is a proven fact that alternating short period of rest with periods of concentration produces better and more consistent results. This is beneficial to both you.
The next kind of USB gadgets we are looking at are the efficiency enhancers. These items were created to perform some task that is necessary to keep you working and working more efficiently. Application switches, cordless access devices, portable drives and wireless connection devices all fit this category. By allowing versatility and mobility through the quick and easy USB connections on your PC, these items give you many choices to fill your needs that can be changed in and out as the situation demands.
The final type of USB gadget is the one that truly fits with in the gadget role. Entertainment items come in almost every conceivable shape and size. Remember the whack-a-mole game you played as a kid? There is a gadget version that lets you take out your daily frustration at home. If you play the piano or the drums, there are USB devices that simulate these instruments to perfection. Cartoon characters and sports figures that spin, sing, play ball, box and dance; all can be found for your desktop or laptop. The only thing wrong with all these items is the fact that they have to be plugged in. However, give it a few years and your USB toys will be just as wireless as your USB mouse.