Strange USB gadgets for your desktop

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 29, 2016, 1:27 pm IST
Updated Aug 29, 2016, 1:50 pm IST
Office is your second home. It only makes sense to want to not only improve this experience but also, relieve the stress caused by it.
(image:creativeboom)
 (image:creativeboom)

Office space is the kind of space which can often get cold and impersonal. Studies suggest that an average person spends approximately 90,000 hours at work over their entire lifetime. That sure does sound like a lot. Face it, office is your second home.

What’s worse is that numerous studies even indicate that job stress is by far the major source of stress. Unfortunately, this has only escalated progressively over the past few decades. It makes sense to want to not only improve this experience but also, relieve the stress caused by it.

 

Revamp your cubicle and get through the day easier with these unique yet helpful gadgets:

Stress ball

USB stress ball by Dream CheekyUSB stress ball by Dream Cheeky

Have you ever wondered why there are so many companies selling stress balls? It has been scientifically proven to help humans cope with stress. One of the psychological theories suggests that, when we are under stress we take information in through two channels.

One is the basic, primal sensory channel that includes sights, sounds, sensations and smells. The other is an intellectual channel that indicates our brains trying to make sense of what’s going on. And since large parts of our brain are dedicated towards processing the information which comes in from our hands, stress relief techniques which concentrate on the hands will use up more ‘brain cycles’ and pull processing power away from intellectual activities. In other words, crunching a stress ball can mute the stress you are feeling on an intellectual level. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

With this, not only can you strangle, smash, squeeze and twist the toy but also see your power with onscreen feedback of your strength and rage.With this, not only can you strangle, smash, squeeze and twist the toy but also see your power with onscreen feedback of your strength and rage.

The USB Stress Ball by Dream Cheeky offers 2 added dimensions to the original concept of a stress ball. With this, not only can you strangle, smash, squeeze and twist the toy but also see your power with onscreen feedback of your strength and rage.

Head Massager

Head massager by Thanko.Head massager by Thanko.

Even the lightest of touch can excite the nerve endings which lead to release of endorphin. The same also triggers vasodilatation (a widening of the blood vessels) which leads to the relaxation of the entire body. The mechanism of a head massager is especially designed to get the blood flowing easier to the scalp as well as excite the nerves resulting in a more relaxed state of those muscles.

The latest crazy gadget from Thanko is a USB-powered head massager that wraps around your head and applies vibration therapy to the pressure points on your forehead and scalp. The massager is adjustable to fit different sizes of the head and you can customize the intensity of the vibrations via the integrated dial so as to help create the perfect scalp massage.

Mini Fridge

It prevents sunlight from warming the aluminum housing and the magnetically sealed door also keeps the cold air closed within.It prevents sunlight from warming the aluminum housing and the magnetically sealed door also keeps the cold air closed within.

It certainly is fun to go out and have lunch with your colleagues every once in a while. However, making it a habit can take a toll on your health as well as your pocket. Hiding a mini fridge under your desk can save both, money and an hour’s time each day.

Dream Cheeky’s USB Fridge is one of the most attractive models in the market currently. It prevents sunlight from warming the aluminum housing and the magnetically sealed door also keeps the cold air closed within.

USB Microwave: The world's smallest

This computer-tethered microwave, which goes by the name of Beanzawave, could be the perfect addition to your lunch preparation. This computer-tethered microwave, which goes by the name of Beanzawave, could be the perfect addition to your lunch preparation.

A well-designed, compact microwave at work is the solution to your everyday struggle of wanting a proper meal. While, there are a lot of options you can choose from; this particular USB microwave oven co-developed by Heinz and GAMMA actually stands out. It is a working prototype that uses phone radio frequencies to produce heat for cooking food. This computer-tethered microwave, which goes by the name of Beanzawave, could be the perfect addition to your lunch preparation.

Lunchbox warmer bag

Thanko’s USB lunch box warmer Thanko’s USB lunch box warmer

Want a specially designed lunch box that keeps your food warm until lunch time? Well, your prayers have been answered. You need not worry about seeking ways to heat up your cold lunch anymore. Resort to Thanko’s USB lunch box warmer and enjoy your meal just like you do at home.

It consists of an integrated heater that is powered by a USB port to keep the content warm at 60C. However, it is essential that you ensure that this bag meets the quality standard to prevent from harmful chemical leaks that could be a potential health risk.

Travel Iron

Travel mobile hot repressor by eSupply (image: spicytec)Travel mobile hot repressor by eSupply (image: spicytec)

Only true professionals know the importance of making a great first impression. Showing up in a wrinkled suit is simply unacceptable. Unfortunately, the natural forces of the universe may not understand your sentiments. eSupply has designed a USB gadget that will permanently eliminate this issue.

It is a palm-sized device with USB-powered iron that can eliminate even the most stubborn wrinkles. The rear half of the iron is where the three AA batteries and mini-USB 2.0 port are housed.

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