USB Snowbot. Let’s face it, no Holiday celebration is going to be complete without one of these jolly fellows sitting on your desk. Just look at the cute little Roboto light oscillating across that festive face, and if you listen very closely to the soft humming sound you’ll swear you can hear Jingle Bells. You can even amuse yourself for hours by changing the colour of the light to suit. Blue, red. Red, blue. Go on, spoil yourself. $14.99.
Powered by a simple USB port, the Snowbot has a scanning light just like the robots from the future. You can change the speed of the scan, turn on/off the scanning noise, and (for future protection) change the scan color (red or blue). So no matter which robot army storms your home or office, a quick flick of a switch and you are rooting for the invader’s color. Hopefully then the robots will just make you a servant and not an appetizer.