iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into MeatspaceS

The Availbot was a neat prototype, but this USB i-Buddy we just saw takes instant message emote representation to the next level. When one of your pre-specified MSN buddies signs on, the little monarch man blinks its lights, flaps its wings or twists its body in a way that can only be described as incredibly spastic.

Best of all, it can recognize up to eight different emotes and act accordingly, meaning you can gauge your sig-other's mood at you ignoring her IMs all the way from across the room because you are tired and at CES and don't have time to talk.

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace

iBuddy Brings Cyberspace IM Emotes into Meatspace