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Fun USB Gadgets and Toys

Updated on June 28, 2012

USB Desk Toys for the Digital Generation

Forget about basketball hoops for your wastebasket and Dilbert stuffed dolls for your desk. Those are desk toys for the last generation. Today's desk toys are cooler, more interactive, and a lot more fun. Welcome to the world of USB toys and gadgets, where accessorizing your desk goes beyond sticking a bobble-head doll next to your phone.

(Image of R2D2 USB toy provided by Amazon)

USB Plasma Ball - Waste time watching the lights move

USB Plasma Ball: Desktop Light Show
USB Plasma Ball: Desktop Light Show

In the great tradition of desk toys, this gadget is completely useless, but lots of fun. Simply touch the ball and the red bolts of light will turn blue and move toward your fingers. A complete time-waster!

 

USB Car for Your Desk - Control this RC car from your computer

Dream Cheeky USB Mini RC Car
Dream Cheeky USB Mini RC Car

If you can't afford a Cooper Mini, get one of these RC cars for your desk for some break-time fun (or a reminder that you want a better-paying job!). The car charges fully in 10 minutes when you park it inside the garage and then comes out ready to roll.

 

Star Wars USB Hubs - Fun and useful port hubs!

These toys are actually useful accessories. If you're running out of USB ports and need more to plug in all your toys - oops, I mean important computer accessories - these Star Wars hubs will do the trick. And they're way cooler than plain old four-port hubs without the Star Wars theme.

Toy Weapons of Destruction at Your Fingertips - Declare war on your coworkers

Office DESK USB missile LAUNCHER adult TOY GAME work NU
Office DESK USB missile LAUNCHER adult TOY GAME work NU

This USB missile launcher only shoots foam missiles, so there won't be any collateral damage if you go to war in your office. Move the launcher left, right, up and down to take aim at your coworkers, boss, or anyone within 10 feet.

 

Doctor Who Dalek Webcam and Microphone - Put an extraterrestrial mutant to work for you

Doctor Who Dalek Usb Webcam & Microphone
Doctor Who Dalek Usb Webcam & Microphone

Don't be afraid of this Dalek. He won't help you communicate across space/time, but he can connect you with friends and family via Skype, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and AOL Messenger. Includes a built-in microphone and a monitor clip. Sorry, master plans for universal domination not included.

 

Jumpin' Banana Simpson's USB Desk Light - Let Homer Simpson light up your desk

Jumpin Banana Homer Simpson USB Desk Lamp - Model JB042
Jumpin Banana Homer Simpson USB Desk Lamp - Model JB042

If you're working late and need a little extra light on your desk, just plug this Homer Simpson lamp into your USB port and let there be light. Don't expect any other help from him, however. As usual, Homer will just sit and watch while you do the real work.

 

Another Fun USB Hub - Watching fish is supposed to be relaxing

Mini Aquarium 4 Port USB Hub, USB Or Batteries
Mini Aquarium 4 Port USB Hub, USB Or Batteries

Vendors, merchants or coworkers getting you stressed out? Then plug in your USB aquarium and watch the virtual fish swim. No need to worry about feeding these fish!

 

"The Best Desk Toys Ever!" Book - Need more ideas for accessorizing your desk?

The Best Desk Toys Ever!: A Productivity-Boosting Guide for Executives with Big Desks and Plenty of Slack in their Schedules
The Best Desk Toys Ever!: A Productivity-Boosting Guide for Executives with Big Desks and Plenty of Slack in their Schedules

Amazon says: "The Best Desk Toys Ever is the first and most comprehensive guide ever to the phenomenon of the office workplace--a world of wind-ups, fall-downs, squeezies, gravity gadgets, kitsch, nostalgia novelties, and toys that defy any definition. Absolutely the perfect gift for executives with a little slack in their schedules, The Best Desk Toys Ever catalogs the finest time-wasting (read 'productivity-boosting') toys that have turned today's desktops into tomorrow's office playgrounds.Organized by executive personality type, The Best Desk Toys Ever showcases only those toys worthy of consideration for the soon to be launched Desk Toy Hall of Fame."

 

USB Coffee Warmers - Keep your Starbucks java warm

If your office coffee leaves something to be desired, indulge in the good stuff at your favorite coffee shop and then keep it warm with one of these cool desk gadgets.

Do You Own Any USB Toys?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have the rocket launcher, a Christmas carol singing snowman, a personal mini fan, and a light. Also have Darth Vader thumb drive. Hopefully my next toy will be an R2D2 hub or the cup warmer.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      These USB toys totally beat my little Happy Meal collection!

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      photofreaks 6 years ago

      what a collection, i cant find this cool toys when i made my own lens.

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      AndrewGreen LM 8 years ago

      I don't own any USB toys yet, but i am thinking about getting one after seeing your lens.

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      ChristopherScot1 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining and supporting the work of A Day of Hope! :-)