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PetSafe Pawz Away Instant Pet Barrier for Inside the Home

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Is your dog getting into the trash, jumping on the furniture or the beds, eating off the kitchen counter and the dining room table, or hounding your baby?

Here at Super Cool Pets we generally shy away from products that deliver shock correction to pets, no matter how mild. But we concede there are times that pet owners truly need to keep their dog away from certain areas inside the home.

The PetSafe Pawz Away Instant Pet Barrier requires no training or installation and runs on batteries. The Zone covers an area between 2 and 12 feet in diameter.

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January 22, 2010

Is There a Cat on Your Desk?

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Cat lovers, this post isn't so much about a pet product as protecting your beloved tech products from your kitty. If your cat likes to poke around your workspace, read this painful tale over at Consumerist from Tayler, a student whose cat threw up on his/her MacBook Pro--ouch!

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January 21, 2010

Flexi PC Pet ID Tag -- Easily Update and Store Your Pet's Info

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The portable Flexi PC Pet ID Tag is a desktop storage device that plugs into your computer's USB port. Separate forms are stored on the PC Pet ID so you can customize the available information--meds, vet, kennel, photos--and update it at any time.

The PC Pet ID tag hangs from your pet's collar just like any other identification tag. It's waterproof and shock resistant, so the data should be safe while your pet can plays outside in the wet weather, swims, and takes bath.

Compatible with Windows 2000,ME, XP, Vista and Mac OS 9 and OS X.

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January 11, 2010

Mint Automatic Cleaner Dusts and Mops Your Floors Without You

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Pets certainly make for dirty floors and a lot of hard work cleaning them. Soon you will be able to upgrade your Swiffer Sweeper and relax. The new Mint Floor Cleaner automatically dusts and mops hard-surface flooring using Swiffer Sweeper Cloths.

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Mint will pick up the dust and dirt that collects along the edges of walls, with sensors to avoid area rugs and carpeting. Mint can also detect drop off hazards like stairs.



The Mint will be available in retail outfits this coming fall for under $250. Click for more detailed information.

via DVICE

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January 6, 2010

Woof Dachshund Speaker

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If you are the type who likes to have a dog around all the time, listen to your music through this Woof Dachshund Speaker. The Dachshund will play songs, nod and randomly "woof" just like the real thing.

via Foolish Gadgets

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December 30, 2009

10 iPhone Apps for Dog Lovers from Mashable

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Mashable has shared their take on the Top 10 iPhone Apps for Dog Lovers. Among them are:

  • Off Leash-- locations and directions of dog parks where pets can run free
  • Cesar Says -- soundbites from the famous Dog Whisperer pack leader, and a tap or shake of the phone will generate his trademark "tsst!"
  • Dog First Aid -- advice for common emergencies until you can contact a vet
  • Pet Services Finder -- search via zip codes for dog walkers, sitters, groomers, vets and pet-friendly hotels, plus reviews from other users
  • Best of 101 Dog Tricks -- speaks for itself
  • Fail Dogs -- follows the blog of the same name, must have sense of humor

Available at iTunes.com.

via Huff Post

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December 17, 2009

Automated Pet Hair and Dirt Removal -- Neato Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

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The popular Roomba will soon have some competition. According to Priya Ganapati at Wired.com "despite a passionate community of users, Roomba has faced a few criticisms":

The gadget uses a randomized algorithm to clean a room, which has led to complaints that it doesn't always cover an area completely. Roomba has also suffered from a small bin that limits how much it can clean on a single battery charge. That also limits its ability to clean multiple rooms.

The new Neato Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is purportedly smarter than the Roomba. While the Roomba utilizes a zig zag pattern, the Neato cleans back-and-forth using mapping technology to determine the room's perimeter and locate walls and furniture up to 4 meters via a laser-guidance system, rather than through impact.

Dust-bin removal is out the back of the Roomba and from a relatively larger bin on the top of the Neato. Other Neato features are scheduling, detection of drop-offs and stairwells, and a low profile (less than four inches high) allowing it to clean under beds, sofas, and toe-kicks in the kitchen.

The Neato XV-11 all-floor vacuum system will be available for purchase in the U.S. this coming February 2010 priced at $399.

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December 9, 2009

Cat Chorus and Opera Cats apps for iPhone and iPod Touch

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Bring along delightful caroling cats to your holiday gatherings this year! The Cat Chorus and Opera Cats apps for iPhone and iPod Touch from My Musical Cats add laughs and smiles to any party - and children love it! Purr-fect for group caroling and sing-alongs with a built-in playlist of holiday and classic favorites.

Cat Chorus and Opera Cats and all iPhone and iPod Touch applications are available at iTunes.com.

Thumbnail image for GingerDude.jpgNeed gift ideas? Browse our Super Cool Pets 2009 Holiday Gift Guide!

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November 10, 2009

Eneloopy Snoopy Dog-Shaped Rechargeable Battery Checker

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If you like to use rechargeable batteries in your toys and gadgets, Sanyo is releasing the eneloopy, a battery checker shaped like a Snoopy dog, just in time for the holidays.

When you place your Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries into the checker, the dog's indicator nose lights up -- green for fully charged, orange for partially charged, red for low and no light, no charge.

The eneloopy will be released on November 14th, and fun new multi-colored "eneloop tones" rechargeable batteries will be available on December 1st.

via DVICE

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November 5, 2009

New iPhone and iPod Application for Pet Owners -- FilaPet

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FilaPet ('file a pet') is a new iPhone / iPod Touch application created and developed by Luke Feldman in consultation with veterinarians. This easy-to-use app provides pet owners with a filing system for all their pet's needs.

The staff here at SCP gives this app the thumbs up. FilaPet highlights:

  • Pet I.D. - record date of birth, microchip number, rabies tag numbers
  • Contacts - store important info for. vet, pet sitter, groomer, boarding facilities
  • Medical Info - record medical information - heartworm, flea/tick, vaccinations (C5, F4 etc), blood tests (heartworm, Lyme)
  • Medical History - track all pet information
  • Automatic Reminders - Birthdays, medication, vaccinations, check ups
  • Monthly Treatment Reminders - automatically calculated
  • Home monitoring - Track weight, symptoms, behavior
  • Email your vet - send requests for repeat medication prescriptions (refills), send the medical history to a new vet or vaccination history to boarding facilities
  • Latest Pet News - from a vet via RSS. FilaPet on the web is an educational site run by veterinarians.

iPhone applications are available at iTunes.com.

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