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Widgets are small items that have a variety of uses. Some widgets have some manner of active behavior when plugged into an auxiliary slot on the backpack, such as providing oxygen or power to the player. When placed on the ground, some widgets will create a small platform underneath with two cable plugs. This disappears when the widget is picked up again.
Floodlight: Generates a bright spot of light with no power cost.
Small Camera: Takes polaroid-sized images of whatever it is pointed at.
Tether: Bundle of tethers that carry oxygen to the player when connected to an oxygenator.
Extenders: Bundle of small, one-way cable extenders.
Probe Scanner: A scanner that is used to find the locations of the Historical Probes. It will spin and make musical noises, changing tone and speed the closer the player gets.
Widgets can be used for each of their intended purposes, but can also be used as cheap cable extenders. This also has the advantage of being a two-way connection, unlike cable extenders which are one-way.
Some widgets can only activate when used on the auxiliary slots, such as the Small Solar Panel.