Convinced that when your cat meows, it’s truly trying to tell you something? Now there’s a 3D printed talking cat collar to pick up on Fluffy’s varied vocalisations and “translate” them via an app on your smart phone. Yes, just like the one worn by Dug the talking dog in Pixar’s Up (“Squirrel!”).
It’s called the Catterbox, and it’s the creation of the feline-friendly folks at Temptations Lab (a division of Temptations Cat Treats). The aim: to “inject some serious fun into cats’ lives”.
We believe that if people understood cats better they’d see just how awesome they really are. Studies have shown that adult cats meow when talking to humans, not to each other. We’ve analysed these cat sounds and created a program that detects a cat’s meow and matches it to a human voice. We then put this technology inside a sleek 3D printed collar which connects seamlessly to our app where you can choose your cat’s new voice.
Top: Fluffy (not her real name) is modelling a bright yellow Catterbox. If only she could tell you how she really feels.