As makers of the best cloud-based service desk and IT asset management software on the planet, we love cool technology here at Samanage. We love beautiful enterprise service desks but we also love our pets!. It seems more and more manufacturers are now trying to turn our pets into tech-crazed fiends which is no doubt because of us, their techie humans.
We checked out some of the latest little doggy devices and kitty keyboards and they are some pretty cool stuff coming out these days. Here are some of our favorite tech devices for furry friends.
1. Smell-O-Vision for Pups!
To date, television manufacturers have not developed a way for us to smell Emeril Lagasse’s lasagna dish or Martha Stewart’s homemade potpourri. But pet owners can endow their pets with smells like mommy’s perfume or puppy’s favorite treat via PetChatz. This device takes video conferencing technology and combines it with a device for dispensing smells, so you can video chat and tempt your loving pet with his favorite treat (well, at least the smell) while you’re grinding away at your desk all day. Bonding made easy.
2. The Lazy Guy’s Version of Fetch!
You just love watching your dog run after those stupid tennis balls, but the whole picking up the ball and throwing it is a bit much after a long day at work. Enter iFetch, the device that lets you sit back and adore Butch’s shenanigans, without actually having to put forth any effort. It tosses the ball for the dog, and so long as the dog’s intelligent enough to learn how to put it back in the machine, iFetch will toss it until his little doggie heart is content.
3. The Lazy Cat Lady’s Version of Cat-Chases-the-Light!
People love watching cats try to kill little red dots on the floors and walls, and apparently cats like it too, because they keep doing it even when we’re rolling on the floor laughing at them. Like iFetch, the FroliCat Dart takes all the work out of playing with your pet, so you can sit on the couch and watch Fluffy furiously fight red dots like a mad fiend as long as you like, with no effort on your part whatsoever. Just switch it on and prepare to howl at your poor cat’s expense. It actually features two laser beams, so you can utterly humiliate up to two cats at a time.
4. The Pedometer for Pets!
Is your pet getting a bit thick around the middle? Did you feed him all your holiday fruitcake, because it’s disgusting but he thinks it’s people food and eats it anyway? Since MyFitnessPal isn’t really pet-friendly, you can get those extra pounds off Marley or Princess via the Whistle Activity Monitor. It tracks the exercise your pet gets, and sends a report straight to your smartphone. If he is still fat, try one of the activities suggested above, and watch his calories-burned stats soar!
5. Fido’s Very Own Stereo System!
Does Muffin get lonely during the day? If the video chat thing isn’t working for you guys, you can always console her with the Pet Tunes cube. It is a wireless speaker that plays soothing music to calm nervous or lonely pets. Just be prepared to explain why Muffin gets her own boom and you couldn’t fork out for that iPod for your kid.
6. Body Cams: Pet Style!
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of your pet looks like? Add one GoPro Fetch to his back and find out! This pet cam records all his activities so you can play it back later and see what it all looked like from his point of view. Just remember, you might not want to know everything. The current version doesn’t have an automatic shut off for rear-sniffing fellowship, crotch licking, and other activities that are totally normal for pets, but not so enjoyable for their owners to watch.
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