There’s no excuse for a dull desktop with so many different designs of speaker around.

These canine-inspired speakers attach to a PC or laptop via a short USB lead and offer up 6 Watts of audio. The beauty of the USB connection is there's no favouritism when it comes to Mac or PC, Vista or XP.

Finished in faux leather, these little pups are cuter than your average novelty speaker without and, unlike the real thing, won’t mess up your sofa with their muddy paws.

£19.50 inc VAT from www.pcworld.co.uk

Northamber Bow Wow USB speaker

Plug in the Bow Wow speaker to a PC or Mac and enjoy 6W of audio bliss