With the holidays quickly approaching, several news stories have focused on various tech-centric gifts that are currently available on the market. I had the opportunity to try out a couple of these desktop toys, including a set of USB Heating Slippers from Perpetualkid.com. Take a look at the photo gallery: "Desktop toys: Heated slippers."
I have to give the slippers a thumbs-up in the cute and warm categories, but the USB cord is on the short side (approximately 3 feet long), which makes it difficult to sit comfortably unless you have a CPU tower that sits on the ground. Unfortunately, I have a desktop unit, and stretching the cord was awkward at best.
Do you have desktop toy recommendations or advice about ones that we should stay far far away from?
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.