Top 10 Gadgets to Boost your Creativity

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Top 10 Gadgets to Boost your Creativity

For artists, writers, advertisers and others who must be creative to produce quality content, finding that creativity can be a lifetime struggle. Sure, sometimes things seem to come like someone just turned on a valve somewhere and let it all rush through like when you hit up the tap for a drink of water. Other times though, trying to think of something new or original is like the most painful, grinding experience imaginable – like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. Here are the top 10 gadgets to boost your creativity, whether you need the help right now or not.

Belkin SuperSpeed USB 3 4-Port Hub

Creativity can elude many people when they wish it would come to them, but it tends to come and go on no particular schedule. Rather than helping to create new creative feelings, it might be best to quickly work when the right mood hits you, something this device will help you to do. Because USB 3 devices work as much as 10 times faster than USB 2, ideas can be acted upon more quickly and visual aides can be shared more quickly and readily with other people, which is especially nice if you’re working on a group project of some sort.

Doxie One

These days it’s pretty much necessary to create backups of important documents, receipts and other bits and pieces of paper you might accrue throughout any given 24 hour period. Any portable scanner such as the Doxie One will probably do the trick, but this is the model I saw in a store recently and so this is the one I’m mentioning here. Basically you feed your important documents into one end and by the time they roll out the other side, you have digital backups which are much easier to catalogue and email than the real thing.

Kensington AbsolutePower

With so many different electronic devices that many of us rely on to get through the day, having a backup power source is about as important now as having a spare set of batteries was decades ago. The Kensington AbsolutePower is essentially a giant battery anyhow since it allows you to quickly get a charge on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet in a matter of minutes. Charge this thing up and carry it with you for those moments your other devices run out of juice and you won’t miss another period of inspiration. As an active lifestyle devotee, this helps me use my smartphone for active lifestyle.

Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse

If you’re one of those illustrators who prefer to work with a mouse rather than a drawing tablet, then you’ll absolutely love this mouse from Microsoft. Featuring BlueTrack technology, this highly portable and compact piece of tech will give you the kind of tracking you need for precise lines and figures while working on virtually any surface. It’s highly versatile and highly useful to artists on the go.

Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Having high quality sound which is also highly portable is just as important to recording as a great mouse is to illustrating. These speakers work through a Bluetooth connection for seamless connectivity and function whenever you have time to work, but they’ll plug right into a USB port just as well. These speakers are great for workouts too since they travel pretty much anywhere. Regular sports can help to boost your creativity as well, and a fitness wristband can keep track of your progress.

Google Chromecast

With applications like Google Documents, the world’s most popular search engine has slowly ingrained itself in the working world of many people. This is a streaming device which plugs into just about any device with a HDMI port, allowing you to post music videos, news casts and gameplay of your favorite video game all in a seamless fashion. If you love to share, this can definitely boost your creativity by giving you new outlets.

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

A quality charger was already mentioned here, but sometimes you’re in a position where you pretty much have no juice left for any of your devices. This solar-powered keyboard never needs to be recharged, or have its batteries switched out or replaced. It charges in natural sunlight and under artificial lamplight just as well, making it one of the few creative accessories which will work literally any time you want it to. An absolute must for writers, bloggers and others who work with words.

IDAPT i4 Universal Charger

As far as chargers go, this is one of the best. It doesn’t exactly hold a charge for later use, as the previously mentioned charger. But this device allows the user to energize a number of different devices all at once, with plugs which work for USB, Mini-USB, Micro-USB, Lightning and even more dated Apple Universal Deck plugs. If it plugs into anything, it probably plugs into this device, which means you can use this as a charger for practically every electronic device you own. This device is all about options and if you want to buy a smartphone, you should consider several options.

LX Desk Mount LCD Arm

If you already have a chair with wheels on its feet that allows you to spin around and move through your home or office on a whim, why shouldn’t you have a device which allows your monitor to do the same? This desk-mounted LCD monitor arm holds your monitor and swivels, swings and spins, allowing you to move around your work area while maintaining eye contact on the things you’re doing; a very useful piece of tech for visual thinkers, as well as those who spend a lot of time on the computer.

TwelveSouth Compass Mobile Stand

The mobility of tablets means they go practically anywhere, but do they work anywhere? With this nice addition, you can do your drawing, crafting of presentations and creating of content on the go, wherever you can find room to set up this combination easel and typing stand. Any device which makes another device more productive and easier to use has a good chance of boosting your creativity by simply allowing you to do more in the same amount of time.

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