Japanese USB Owl!
We’ve had our eye on this one for a while but we’ve finally managed to lay our hands on this Japanese USB owl. Basically you plug it in to your USB port (doesn’t matter whether you have a Mac or a PC) and it’ll happily blink away at you. There’s a clip you can use to attach it to the top of your laptop screen or there’s a perch you can sit it on.
There’s a Youtube clip here which shows how it works.
They’re available all over the place, including ThinkGeek but being in the UK we got ours from Gift Zone for £12.99 and we’re extremely happy with it!
Prices vary wildly from £10-£20, we guess because it’s an import, so do shop around. We found the easiest way to get a good price was to use the Google product search, but do check whether the merchants actually have them in stock before ordering.