Pet gadgets archive

  • SureFlap microchip cat flap  review
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    SureFlap microchip cat flap review

    By 11 August 2010

    It's 3am when you are wrenched from your slumbers. A yowling and hissing mess of fur and claws is rolling around your house, fighting with everything in its arsenal. You stagger into the fray, waving your leather slipper, ready to put to the offending...

  • Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses
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    Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses

    By 11 February 2010

    As it's not 1 April, we're forced to believe a press release just landed in the Pocket-lint in-tray that announces the launch of the world's first sound system for your pets. Apparently all these years you've been subjecting Tiddles, Rover or Dobbin to...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode
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    Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode

    By 2 February 2010

    Based on Fujifilm's Super CCD EXR tech, as seen in the F70EXR, the camera co has announced the launch of two new EXR models - the FinePix F80EXR and the FinePix Z700EXR. The F80EXR offers a 12-megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom (equivalent to 27mm-270mm),...

  • VIDEO: CatGenie litter box; the ultimate cat throne
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    VIDEO: CatGenie litter box; the ultimate cat throne

    By 27 July 2009

    Cat owners fed up of having to change their cat litter every couple of days are being offered an end to cleaning with the CatGenie. The $329 litter box comes with the promise of you never having to clean out your cats pee and poo again as it connects...

  • Supersonic dog training iPhone app launches
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    Supersonic dog training iPhone app launches

    By 21 July 2009

    We're not sure what Barbara Woodhouse would make of this, but a new iPhone application has launched that promises to help you train your dog. Designed in the UK and now launched world-wide, the "Dog Remote" claims to help users train all types of dog...

  • Firebox offers pet's eye view cam
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    Firebox offers pet's eye view cam

    By 24 June 2009

    These kind of pet cams have been around in far flung places for a little while, but Firebox is now offering one for sale in the UK. Firebox's "pet's eye view cam" attaches to your furry friend's collar and takes pics at timed intervals so you can see...

  • VIDEO: Injured sea turtle gets cyborg flippers
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    VIDEO: Injured sea turtle gets cyborg flippers

    By 23 June 2009

    Poor Yuu-chan. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle was recently attacked by a shark and lost chunks of her left and right front flippers. To add insult to injury, she was then caught in a fishing net. Luckily, she washed up in Japan. The Sea Turtle Association...

  • VIDEO: Dog translator gets 2009 upgrade
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    VIDEO: Dog translator gets 2009 upgrade

    By 22 June 2009

    You might remember the slightly ridiculous BowLingual translator from 2002 that claimed to be able to translate your pooch's frenzied yelps into human language. Well, the company behind it - TakaraTomy - has decided to update the product for 2009 to give...

  • Virgin Media to launch programming for pooches
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    Virgin Media to launch programming for pooches

    By 23 January 2009

    Echoing a scene from the comedy classic, "Scrooged", Virgin Media has announced it is investigating programming for dogs. The entertainment company says it is conducting research into shows that appeal to the whole family, "including our beloved pet dogs"....

  • Orange launches SIM-based dog tracking system
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    Orange launches SIM-based dog tracking system

    By 3 December 2008

    Retrieva and Orange have announced the launch of a dog tracking system with the Retrieva Tracking and Anti-theft collar for dogs. Offering instant tracking and an alert system linked directly to your mobile phone, the companies are hoping it will help...

  • Reef One launches biOrb Life Collection
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    Reef One launches biOrb Life Collection

    By 31 October 2008

    Reef One, the designers behind the biOrb aquarium, has unveiled its contemporary new range of aquariums called the biOrb Life Collection. Available in three colours, chilli red, ice white or piano black, the handmade range is created from a crystal clear...

  • iBone launches for mutts
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    iBone launches for mutts

    By 16 October 2008

    What's this? Apple has its sights on our furry friends? This 6-inch plush toy - complete with squeaker - is modelled on Apple's iPhone. It's $11.95, available now.

  • Flashing LED dog collar on sale
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    Flashing LED dog collar on sale

    By 27 June 2008

    With six (count 'em) flashing LED lights we reckon any gadget-lover's pooch would be proud to wear such a geeky collar.

  • Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs
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    Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs

    By 26 June 2008

    Garmin has announced the DC 30, a GPS dog tracking collar for use with its Astro GPS Dog Tracking System. The DC 30 collar's main housing sits below the dog's neck, while a small, low-profile GPS antenna is integrated into the collar strap and positioned...

  • Zoombak pet and car tracking AGPS devices launch
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    Zoombak pet and car tracking AGPS devices launch

    By 17 April 2008

    Zoombak has announced the arrival of its first Zoombak advanced GPS locators and related services for pets and vehicles in the UK. The Zoombak locator claims to be one of the first Assisted-GPS (AGPS) devices designed for use by everyday consumers with...

  • Mega Sonic Scatter-Cat gun looks cool
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    Mega Sonic Scatter-Cat gun looks cool

    By 16 April 2008

    If you hate those pesky gangs of squirrels who hang around in alleyways at night, or more realistically, want to rid your garden of the neighbour's cats, then this is a pet-safe way of doing it. It can target animals up to 20 metres away with its laser-light...

  • Pet-Mate Elite door with RFID
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    Pet-Mate Elite door with RFID

    By 3 March 2008

    The Pet-Mate Elite is a high-tech pet door that lets you control which cats and dogs can come in and out of your home, and when. It uses RFID technology in up to eight chips, that controls access and has a timer function so you can chose when to allow...

  • A computer that talks to animals?
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    A computer that talks to animals?

    By 17 January 2008

    Fancy yourself as a bit of a Doctor Dolittle? Scientists in Hungary are now working on software, which analyses dogs' barks to allow their owners to better recognise how their furry friend is feeling. ZAccording to Reuters, Hungarian ethologist Csaba...

  • Automatically refilling dog water bowl
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    Automatically refilling dog water bowl

    By 23 November 2007

    This water bowl attaches to any garden hose and provides constant fresh water for your pet at all times. It's described as ideal for "cat, dog, sheep, goat, or other animal hydration needs"...

  • "JooZoo" the MP3 player for dogs
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    "JooZoo" the MP3 player for dogs

    By 2 November 2007

    As you'd expect from Far East tech news site Aving, the model showing off the latest MP3 player was beautiful, with flowing auburn hair, dark eyes and ... a wet nose. Yep. This new gadget is for our four legged friends. Innobitz has launched its "pet-use"...

  • The "Doggie Driver" - dog tags get data storage
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    The "Doggie Driver" - dog tags get data storage

    By 10 October 2007

    These bone-shaped drives offer 512MB of flash memory which we assume is to use as a high-tech dog tag to store info about your precious woof should he/she escape, rather than make them carry your files and music. Although, they should earn that Pedigree...

  • Hamster pedometer launches in Japan
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    Hamster pedometer launches in Japan

    By 28 September 2007

    Technically it's not quite a pedometer as it measures revolutions of the exercise wheel rather than individual hammy paw steps, but that doesn't make it any less bonkers.

  • Thermo Kitty Cabin - heated cat pyramid bed
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    Thermo Kitty Cabin - heated cat pyramid bed

    By 29 August 2007

    If nothing is too good for your whiskered one, take a look at this pet bed that heats up to a toasty 102 degrees. $60, different colour schemes available, link below.

  • Panasonic launches HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 high-def camcorders
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    Panasonic launches HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 high-def camcorders

    By 30 July 2007

    Panasonic has launched the new HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 camcorders. The Panasonic HDC-SD5 claims the title of the world's smallest and lightest 3CCD High Definition video camera. The HDC-SX5 is a hybrid model that can record to both SDHC/SD cards and DVD....

  • Crazy kitty-camera talks to your cat
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    Crazy kitty-camera talks to your cat

    By 30 July 2007

    The Holga K202 is no ordinary camera. This 35mm effort can make cat noises in order to get your puss' attention so as to help you snap the purr-fect shot.