If I had an industrial design firm and nothing to do all day it might be fun to create real, hand-held versions of Apple Dashboard widgets. For example, a glassy desk accessory with a bluetooth connection to the web displaying the weather. Or a calculating device that looks just like the shiny orange widget calculator. Maybe even a glossy plastic calendar of the red, white, and orange variety.
Yes, they are overkill designy junk but they'd look pretty.