Humping or crunching USB dogs are out. The newest fad (at least in Japan) is owning puppy-shaped and USB-powered speakers [JP] for your computer. They are brought to you by Japan Trust Technology (what a name), a Tokyo-based Thanko competitor that has just released a USB-powered mini Zen garden.
Buyers get two dogs, a Spaniel and a Dalmatian with 2W of power. Plug a USB cable in their butts and they are ready to go. Buyers can adjust the volume through a mini guitar-shaped controller (pictured above).