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Sweet emotion


Sweet emotion

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Just connect USB cable to
your PC

Are you into MSN Messenger? If the answer is yes, you need to stop msn-ing about with virtual icons and get yourself an i-Buddy. This smart little USB-friendly character looks just like the pixellated figure that pops up on screen every time a contact logs on. The difference is, i-Buddy is the real deal. Well as real as a translucent 3" figurine with a big glowing head and wings can be.


Sit i-Buddy on your monitor or desk and it will respond to incoming MSN messages in its own charming way. You can even program it to react to one specific account - ideal for that special someone. But here's the clever bit: as well as alerting you to your contacts' status, i-Buddy detects emotions (via emoticons) within messages and reacts accordingly.


Log on to MSN and wait for someone to send a message

i-Buddy detects the emoticons in the message

And then displays the emotions!


i-Buddy is angry!

For instance if someone puts a heart emoticon in their message, i-Buddy's head glows and it twists and flaps its wings. And if the blushing emoticon is detected, i-Buddy will glow red. Even cuter, a gleaming red heart in i-Buddy's chest illuminates whenever a contact is online. Awww!

With i-Buddy mounted on your monitor you can stroll over to the water cooler without having to worry about missing a message from a special friend. Simply keep an eye on this angelic-looking thingamajig's status and race back when it starts getting in a flap.


Ideal for MSN fans of all ages, i-Buddy brings the familiar yet mysterious Messenger figure to life like never before. We always thought it looked like a dumpy chess pawn with arms, but now we've seen it in the flesh (well, the plastic) it's taken on a whole new persona. In fact, if you're a fan of instant messaging, i-Buddy is a must-have accessory. So stop msn-ing about and get ordering!

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Please note:
  • i-Buddy is not Mac compatible
  • For more information and support, please visit the
    i-Buddy support page
System Requirements:
  • PC running Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
  • MSN Messenger 7.0 or above.
  • One available USB port.
  • 1x i-Buddy
  • 1x Mounting clip
  • 1x 3" installation disk
  • 1x Instruction guide
  • 1x USB lead
  • Packaging measures approximately 10cm(L) x 10cm(W) x 12cm(H)
  • i-Buddy measures approximately 4.5cm(W) x 7.8cm(H) x 5.5cm(D)
  • Cable length approximately 120cm

Customer Reviews

Zoe - 27th March 2008
These are so cool. You're able to set it to respond how you want not just to emotes, but words too. Mine acts scared when someone says "boo". It's nice and orange and pink, very girly like.... Oh. Oh well.
Martin - 4th January 2008
I have an i-Buddy and its so cool when I am not at my lappy I know when someone sends a message as "Bob" the Bud flaps like a nutter and in the dark his heads like a glowing ORB!!!!! I have got all my friends one for Christmas.
Gabe - 19th December 2007
This little thing is rather awesome, worked first time on windows and I havent missed a message or nudge yet! i'm busy hacking it to work on the mac/linux with a view to getting it going on facebook :p.
Tom - 18th December 2007
I recieved my MSN i-buddy this morning, and I love it! I dont know if there are loads of different colours available but I got the orange and pink one which is lovely and girly just like me! Definitely worth it, and I notice it is out of stock already!!!
Zee Allen - 18th December 2007