Imported from Japan, the USB Robot Owl blinks his eyes and turns his head from side to side in a quizzical manner.

That's not it though - push the button on the back to choose from three owlish moods; Active, Mellow, or Sleeping. Cripes.

Plug him into a USB port and he can perch on top of your screen with the included clip, or set him on top of his stump.

The 3-inch

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