The stress ball has been brought up to date with the launch of the USB version from Gadget4All.

Stressed workers can squeeze it, pull it, squash it and twist it, with whatever action they do to the ball transferred to their work on their PC monitor.

Excel spreadsheet sums making your head hurt? Scrunch it up virtually. Report taking too long to compile? Squash it on screen.

The USB stress ball is available now for $29.90.