Designed by Cube of Tokyo, the USB Owl is a low maintenance – but very wise – pet. Plug it into your computer or laptop and select from three settings (active, slow, and sleep), and the Owl will keep you in various degrees of company throughout the day. MCA Chicago tips the USB Owl as one of the “Top Geek Gifts.” Hard to argue, the whole idea is really geeky… but, nonetheless, appealing in both design quirk and potential for short burst amusement.

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