There is no "Noir" or "Dystopia" with a toy that magically hypnotizes marks for social interaction. Seriously, what kind of Johnson would hire some runner walking around with an empathetic digimon? Not I said the fly!.
Sorry, the tech does not fit teh theme of what I see Shadowrun as being so therefore it is useless. Not to mention there is more of a tendency of misuse with those things.
Eh, to me they do not fit my "vision" of what Shadowrun is about. Emotitoys kind of clash with the setting.
And, before I leave this, I'd like to point out that among my group of friends, who are highly technologically minded (most own multiple computers, multiple gaming platforms and a smartphone - even though it's not required for their job), the most popular things the download are sound-effect buttons for their Droids, playing Mafia Wars & Farmville on Facebook, and Lego Star Wars on their Xboxes.
Just because life is serious, doesn't mean you don't have fun.
And this is further proof that even relatively intelligent people will play or download anything sometimes!
Seriously, I have been using computers since the Apple IIe, I am one of those "highly technological minded" people and I do not:
Play any game on Facebook (Why when I have REAL games on my PC and 360?)
Download apps (Seriously, some are really useful, most of them are total crap to waste money on)
Play Lego Star Wars. I prefer the Force Unleashed or maybe the Old Republic MMO when it finally hits. And I am still having tons of fun my man.
Like I said, the emotitoy does not add anything except another piece of gear to help min/max. I am sure you have been playing Shadowrun for a while and as you should know, Shadowrun does not need any more help on the Min/Max department. Especially in 4th edition (Or do I need to bring up Mr. Lucky, or the Pornomancer? As worthless as I see those characters, they can still be made.)
Yeah, gotta say again, emotitoys are not Shadowrun. Some anime RPG setting? Yeah, maybe. Shadowrun? No way....