"i-Buddy is specially designed for Windows Live Messenger users. It is a physical representation of your buddy. You can program it to recognize a particular buddy account, and it will response to all messages and status events sent from your buddy. It is a 3-inches tall figurine connected to the computer using a USB, and when someone sends a message, i-Buddy detects the emoticon in the message and it reacts accordingly. Its body twists, wings flaps and glows accordingly. It is perfect to put on top of your monitor too."
Cute gadget !
(source: Scott in Microsoft Newsgroup)