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A Prickly Armored Vest To Protect Your Little Dog From Attacks


You’re walking around with a Pitbull or a Rottweiler, you know the guy can take care of himself. But that little Terrier, or that fluffy Pomeranian? They’re just a juicy target for any would-be predator. Sure, you can walk alongside your Poodle, but what if you want him to go for a run by himself? He could be in the jaws of a wild Coyote before you know it. At least, that’s what happened to the creators of the CoyoteVest, pictured above, and their little dog was never seen again. That’s when they decided to create this prickly vest, meant to be worn by dogs up to 20 pounds. The neck is studded with twelve 1″ spikes, firmly embedded in a stiff yet flexible triple laminated Kevlar® collar. The rest of the body is protected with a “stab-resistant layer of Kevlar® body armor that can resist sharp canine teeth.” There’s an optional set of quills that you can stick on the back of your dog, and even more impressively, there’s even an optional CoyoteZapper that lets you pretty much Taser whichever animal is biting your pet. You can think of the CoyoteVest as body armour for your pet, and at $109 for the Starter Pack, it’s not outrageously priced.


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Carry Your Pet On Your Bike With Pet On Wheels


As fun as it looks on YouTube, carrying your pet on your motorcycle can be hazardous. That’s why we welcome the carrier Pet on Wheels (POW). It’s a top-case designed specifically for carrying small-sized pets securely and legally on a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle. Made from injection-moulded plastic, it will easily fit pets up to 10 kg (22 lb). There are two ventilation holes, and a little cushion on the inside for your quasi-family member. POW can be installed facing forwards or backwards, and a special hook on the inside lets you tie a leash to prevent your best friend from getting too much adventure and jumping out. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, a €99 (about US$110) pledge will get you one, with delivery in April.


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Wanna Make You Cat Feel Like An Astronaut, Try This U-Pet Bubble Carrier


He’ll be like a cat astronaut… a catstronaut, you know? No? Ok, before we show ourselves out, you have to check out this U-Pet Innovative Bubble Carrier. It’s a lot like a regular pet carrier, except instead of the usual mesh window that your cat gets to look through, he gets a plexiglas bubble. It’s… totally going to make his experience more exciting, as evidenced by the not-freaked-out-at-all cat in the picture below. Everything else seems to be standard issue pet carrier stuff, with ventilation holes, a soft washable pad, and top & side entries for maximum accessibility. Prices start at $80, but at least one of them is out of stock right now.


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You Can Now Have Pet Jellyfish At Home


Having jellyfish as pets is not exactly easy. They’re very fragile creatures that will die if the conditions aren’t just right. This Jellyfish Aquarium claims to be able to pull it off, in a stylish and attractive product to boot.

– Live jellyfish shipped year-round from our certified breeding facility right to your doorstep
– Special laminar water flow pattern not possible in regular fish tanks mimics the natural open water habitat of jellyfish
– Integrated mechanical, chemical and biological filtration in an accessible, hidden compartment makes it simple to operate and keep clean
– Driven by a whisper quiet air pump that oxygenates the water and introduces no heat, keeping the jellyfish comfortable at room temperature
– LED changes the colors of the jellyfish with the click of a remote control button
– Made from durable, crystal clear acrylic hand-molded by the same factory we’ve been working with for five years
– Comes with all the accessories you need so you just add water: LED, remote control, sponge filter, salt, air pump, pipette, activated charcoal, nitrifying bacteria starter, and hydrometer

We like the idea of water animals in a tank because they’re a lot less maintenance than, say, a dog. Sure, you still need to take care of the aquarium, so we’re not suggesting it’s maintenance free, but it’s not like it’s you have to walk your jellyfish. At a $150 a pop, we think the price is just right since you’re getting a pretty unusual and exotic animal to display in your home. If you want actually jellyfish though, you’re going to have to add $100 to that price.


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Cardboard Laptop For Your Cat


Let’s face it: if you have a cat, chances are he’s already wandered onto your laptop as you work, confusing your keyboard for a warm bed and interrupting your workflow. You scratch his belly, shoo him off, and try to keep working, only to watch him do it again two minutes later. Maybe he wants his own laptop? Well, that’s exactly what you’re looking at here. This cardboard laptop features a neat customizable “slide-in” screen, easily replaceable with a printed desktop image of your choosing. There’s also a scratch pad keyboard that will give your kitty a place to exercise his claws, away from your furniture and other expensive items. It even comes with a fluffy mouse toy, because what Cat Laptop is complete without that? It’s $35.


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Personalized Pet Stuffed Animals: Stuffed Mini Mes For Man’s Best Friends

Personalized Pet Stuffed Animals


Toy makers make customized stuffed toys that look like you or your loved one. They’ve also started making plush toys based on the doodles and drawings of your tiny tots. Now they’re moving on to the next market in line: pets.

Yep, that’s right: for almost two hundred bucks, you can get a stuffed version aka Cuddle Clone of your canine or feline best friend in all their plush glory. All you have to do is send them a picture of your furry pal and cough up the dough. Wait a while, and your Cuddle Clone will be delivered to your doorstep.

Larger pets (like dogs, cats, and horses) will cost $199, while smaller pets (like rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters) will set you back $129.

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Like Owner, Like Pup: Matching Sweaters for You and Your Pooch

Matching Christmas Sweaters

Who needs a kid when you’ve got a dog?

We kid, because we all know parenthood changes everything and that nothing beats the joys (and pains) of being a parent. In the meantime, you can redirect your parenting tendencies to your lovable pooch while you’re childless and yearning for some love and affection. Parents are always dressing their kids up in mini-me outfits, and there’s no reason you should miss out this year, because Funky Tails has come up with these matching sets of owner-and-pooch sweaters that are as adorable as they sound.

They look horrible as most Christmas sweaters do, but this time, your canine best friend will share in the humiliation.

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Bistro Smart Feeder Uses ‘Cat Facial Recognition Technology’

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Being a busy professional sometimes makes it hard to keep pets, since you’re not often at home monitoring their eating habits and making sure they’re getting enough of what they need. But with the freedom now afforded from crowdfunding campaigns, products like the Bistro Smart Feeder are popping up, which could drastically change the way you take care of your cats. The automatic feeder features so much tech, it’s hard to know where to start. First off, a camera will analyze your cat’s face as he approaches the machine, so that it knows which one is feeding at any given time (assuming you have more than one). This allows the device to track specific metrics for each animal: its weight (through an integrated scale on the front), how often it eats, and how much. If the device notices any significant deviation from normal, you’ll be immediately notified.

Aside from tracking metrics, the Bistro Feeder can attempt to perform some smart portion control, in the case that one cat has a tendency to steal food from the other. It does this by limiting the amount of food left in the tray after a feeding, based on what its learned from each cat’s habits.

Given the campaign’s popularity, most early-bird slots have been sold out. But you can still get one for $219, and it’ll come with a “cozy Bistro cat tent”.

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This Giant Hamster Wheel Is Made For Cats


This is an exercise wheel for cats, and it’s called One Fast Cat. It’s $200. Like any moderately expensive things you buy for your cats, they’re going to sniff it twice and go sit in an empty cardboard box instead. So you might want to think twice before you jump aboard. The cat in the video is actually a Bengal cat, who are somewhat more wild versions of cats and tend to want to exercise considerably more than a regular house cat.

Some features to note are that it’s made from recycled plastics and its “surface is made from a closed cell EVA foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing.” It’s easy to wash and comes in a small box for you to assemble at home. The Kickstarter is fully funded, so that pledge should net you a giant paperweight feline exercise wheel by September of this year.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]