Haloscan, my commenting system, seems to be having trouble this morning (again), arghhh. Hopefully it won't last too long. None of your comments have been lost, I get an email notification when a new comment has been posted and so far there have been 3 guesses to the "what is it" post below. Jean, Dawg and Chris have supplied the following guesses. Stapler, tonearm/dvd/or cd device and Chris with iPod/MP3 player.
None of these are correct but if I had to say which is closer I would go with Dawg's guesses as this particular item does hook into the tv.
Thanks for checking in!