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March 16, 2009

Fish Shape USB Hub

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Here's a fun slim and lightweight Fish Shape 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub. Its two fish eyes are LED indicators. In purple.

via Engadget

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March 6, 2009

Download Super Cool Pet Books on Amazon's Wireless Reader Kindle 2

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Amazon's new wireless reader the Kindle 2 recently entered our lives. Never again to worry about being caught without a book! If you love to read, this is a must-have. The Kindle 2 is user-friendly and about the size of a paperback, thinner than most magazines. For a review, Engadget and DVICE say it well.

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One of the first books we downloaded here at Super Cool Pets is Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. The authors focus on the emotional systems that human and animals share. This fascinating book "challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy".

For those who haven't paid much attention to the Kindle 2, download in less than 60 seconds from a library of over 240,000 books, subscribe to newspapers, blogs, magazines and listen to music. Read your Kindle anywhere for days without charging -- outdoors in the park or on the beach, on the train, plane, in the car or lounge at home.

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March 2, 2009

Aquarium Temperature Monitoring -- Lifegard Aquatics Big Digital Temp Alert

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Fish, both in the wild and in aquariums, are very sensitive to changes in temperature. A sudden shift can throw their immune systems out of whack, so aquarium temperature monitoring is a must.

Big Digital Temp Alert is a large face, digital thermometer which displays both the aquarium water temperature and room temperature in Fahrenheit. The thermometer has four alert features to trigger an alarm and LCD flashes.

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February 21, 2009

Touch Pets Dogs For iPhone -- Adopt, Nurture and Play with Your Virtual Puppies

Another reason to love your iPhone. A socially-networked virtual pet game is in development exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. Publisher ngmoco and virtual pet genre pioneer Andrew Stern of Stumptown Game Machine have announced the spring 2009 release of Touch Pets Dogs for the iPhone.


In Touch Pets Dogs, players adopt, nurture and play with their virtual puppies through one-on-one touch screen interaction or on play dates with other players' dogs from around the world. The ambitious Touch Pets social network, embedded within the game, allows owners and dogs alike to build relationships with other players and their Touch Pets. Puppies' social lives continue to evolve whether their owners are logged into the game or not, and the results are broadcast for the world to see on the Touch Pets social network dog feed.

Players can also personalize their 3-D pups with new clothing, accessories, toys, grooming tools and other doggie gear. With five different dog breeds to choose from, Touch Pets can be trained to fetch, catch and do tricks using a variety of toys, touch commands and accelerometer inputs. Puppies can grow in five exciting careers: Crime-fighting, Science, Rescue, Fashion and Political tracks. The right training can prepare a Touch Pet for dozens of career missions where it can earn special reward items and mission postcards that further define its unique identity -- on and off the dog feed.
In addition to the predictable touch interaction with an adorable cartoon puppy, the game features advanced AI simulation and social networking features that make it a more interesting proposition.

via iPhoneGamesNetwork

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February 18, 2009

iflyer-Birdsong Scanning Wand

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Use technology to enhance your knowledge of nature. An iflyer-Birdsong Scanning Wand puts 216 bird and frog songs at your fingertips. The iFlyer is portable and perfect for bird walks.

Simply press a button, scan a barcode, and the iFlyer plays a high-quality digital recording of a bird's song. Plus the scancode labels can be added to any of your favorite field guides and bird books.

The iflyer-Birdsong Scanning Wand is a perfect gift idea!

via Garden Snob

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February 12, 2009

Introducing CatGenie 120 -- New Model of Popular Self-flushing, Self-washing Cat Box

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We have blogged extensively about the innovative CatGenie-Self Washing, Self Flushing Cat Box. This popular automatic litter box eliminates the need to ever touch cat litter again. It "works like a cat box, cleans like a modern washing appliance, and flushes like a toilet." (Prior posts: Cat Genie-Self Washing, Self Flushing Cat Box, CatGenie Self-Cleaning Litter Box Upgrades and Cat Genie Sani-Solution Smart Cartridge and Washable Granules.)

Today February 12 at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, PetNovations announced the introduction of the CatGenie 120, the latest model of the unique self-flushing, self-washing cat box. The CatGenie 120 is cleaner, greener, easier to use and more economical. Cat owners now have three options for operating automated cleaning cycles - manual, pre-set, and cat activation. Features:

  • 120 SaniSolution cartridge with a concentrated formula for twice as many cleanings
  • Customizable settings, including cat activation
  • PowerFlusher for faster waste removal and Genie SuperScrubber for a germ and odor-free cat box
  • LED control panel to gauge SaniSolution usage
  • 100 percent biodegradable and 100 percent recyclable cartridge materials

We will keep you updated as to availability. Product site

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January 13, 2009

nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder from Nanonavi -- GPS Pet Collar

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You can say goodbye to bulky GPS collars to locate your wandering pet. The nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder is a small device to track your pet's whereabouts with built-in GPS.

The device functions as a geo-fence collar as well to contain your pet where you want them. Works in conjunction with nanonavi software online or on your mobile device.

nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder available February - March 2009.

via ChipChick reporting on CES 2009.

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January 5, 2009

The Canine Treadmill -- Exercise Your Dog in All Types of Weather

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Has your pooch has gotten a little rounder after indulging in holiday treats? And now just not getting enough exercise due to the frightful weather outside?

The Canine Treadmill may be just the ticket. Your pet can workout daily. Available in three sizes to suit your dog -- Small, Medium and Large.

via Born Rich

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December 9, 2008

Refined Litterbox II -- Hides Your Electronic LItterbox

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Hideaway litter boxes are nothing new (see here and here) and are popular furniture items in cat homes for obvious reasons. What's different about The Refined Litterbox II is that it is a little larger to comfortably fit electronic Automatic Litterboxes. Features:

* Large sliding platform holds automatic litter boxes.
* Top storage drawer for cat toys and food.
* Reversible walls for left or right entry.
* Non toxic polyurethane coating.
* Blends with home furniture.

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Fits the following Automatic Litter Boxes:

* LitterMaid Elite Mega Advanced Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
* LitterMaid LM900 Mega Self-Cleaning Litter Box
* ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box
* Petmate Purrforma® Plus Jumbo Hooded Litter Appliance

In Birch, Mahogany and Cherry to match your home décor.

At Amazon and CatsPlay.

via moderncat

Need some more ideas for your super cool pets and the people they love? Click on our 2008 Super Cool Pets Holiday Gift Guide.

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November 18, 2008

Soft and Snuggly I-DOG Soft Speaker Dances to the Music

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Plug this "soft and snuggly" I-DOG Soft Speaker into your music player and he plays your music through his built-in speaker or your headphones.

Place the I-DOG Soft Speaker near a speaker, press his nose and he will dance along to the beat. He taps his paw, bobs his head, wags his tail and moves his ears.

I-DOG Soft Speaker works with most portable and non-portable electronic audio devices (not included). Plus he easily connects to any standard headphone jack with the included plug cable.

via DVICE

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