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AMAZING! Cat2See Lets You Play With Your Cat REMOTELY! (Video)


Science & Tech  (tags: GREAT NEWS! Feed, play and watch your cat remotely! )

Beth
- 341 days ago - israel21c.org
A new Israeli company, Cat2See, is giving pet owners the ability to adore, photograph, play with and feed their cats remotely. Felines everywhere are meowing for these nifty inventions.



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Beth S. (337)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 2:13 pm
Cats, unlike their more feeble-minded canine counterparts, would probably never fall for Pavlovian experiments. Ring a bell, salivate and get fed? Yeah, right, says the cat. But play with me on a webcam, tickle me under my chin, take cute pictures and then feed me? Yeah, that could work.

A new Israeli company, Cat2See, is giving pet owners the ability to adore, photograph, play with and feed their cats remotely. Felines everywhere are meowing for these nifty inventions.

Cat2See, based in Tel Aviv, produces three main products for cat lovers and their pet cats: a cat-friendly webcam that you can manipulate to follow your cat pouncing around the living room, a feeding device, and a tickling game on a stick that you can move remotely for kitty to chase.

“We’re working on the Nespresso model,” Oren tells ISRAEL21c. Get the remote-controlled feeding device for an affordable price and pay to stock up on the specialty food that goes into it, he explains.

All Cat2See devices, he says, can be used simultaneously and controlled by an app so that kitty doesn’t feel neglected when you are not at home.

The products are already selling by the thousands in Israel, retailing for about $60 each, Oren tells ISRAEL21c. Anyone can buy them on the company’s online store and they are expected to be stocked in retail outlets in America in the coming months.

Food, fun and photos?

Away for the day, or a few days, and don’t want kitty to turn into Garfield? “The food is remotely discharged for the cat to eat,” says Oren.

Israeli entrepreneur Gil Gelfond, co-founder of the company, got the idea for the system from a programming friend who was constantly distracted at work from worrying about his playful cat at home feeling bored.

So what’s a programmer to do when he’s got coding deadlines to meet? He hacked together a program that could control a mechanical arm that would help him play with his cat anytime, from anywhere. No more bored kitty.

The company, founded in 2010, is also working on a version called Dog2See, but with some modifications. Dogs are rougher and will require sturdier designs than their feline friends.

Money2See?

According to the American Pets Products Association, the total market for pet products in the United States alone in 2014 is estimated to be $58.5 billion. Whatever happened to the simple tennis ball and catnip mouse for Fluffy to chase after? Apparently our pets have gotten more sophisticated.

Oren says cats go crazy over the butterfly-chasing game developed by Cat2See.

And you don’t have to miss watching them play because the webcam can be positioned just so to take pictures of them. This ensures that the world will get its fill of those kitty pictures with humanized comments that make us laugh out loud.

It’s estimated that 40 percent of all pet blogs are about cats, and four out of the top 10 YouTube video clips feature cats. The Cat2See photos will undoubtedly feed into this phenomenon. “Cat lovers are the biggest posters of video clips,” Oren says.

At the Elevator World Tour pitch night that took place in the Azrieli Tower in Tel Aviv, Cat2See didn’t win a coveted spot on the presentation floor, or the $100,000 prize. But that’s okay. Cat2See came to the event to network and gain exposure, says Oren.

One pet-related company that did make it to the finals that night is Oggii, which has developed a monitor to alert you if your dog seems not to be feeling up to par. This joins a list of many inventions for dogs already innovated in Israel.
 

Natasha Salgado (604)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:07 pm
Pretty cool! Think i'll give it a try--thanks Beth
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:59 pm
I would reallly like to try this.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 5:39 pm
No cats anymore (apt) but the play looks like fun, and always up for seeing what our adoring furbabies are up to when we're gone...probably sleeping in the patch of sun just big enough to streach out in. The food would be nice if I had fed my cats more than once a day...one dish, nibbled all day and evening.

The only thing I don't like is that you have to buy the special food for the feeder. Cats are notoriously finicky...wouldn't waste money on food they may not eat. If there were sample packets it would be great. Still wouldn't buy if the Master and/or Mistress of the house won't eat. Mine would just sniff, look up at me, then turn with head and tail up and leave the room...now that's class.
 

Beth S. (337)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:37 pm
I know what you mean, having had cats like that. Our outdoor cat, though, is amenable to any food change.

They can be very finicky creatures.
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:15 pm
noted
 

Walter F. (85)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 10:36 pm
A win for the world's pussy cats..
 

AWAY AWAY (39)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 11:53 pm
I don't have a kitty. I live alone with no one to check up on me.
I've read news articles about pets having to eat toes.
Not my kitty!

I'll just do what I can for kitties through Care2.
 

Brenda P. (218)
Friday April 25, 2014, 1:00 am
noted
 

caroline s. (80)
Friday April 25, 2014, 3:38 am
:-)) Cool!
 

June Bostock (46)
Friday April 25, 2014, 10:00 am
Noted.
 

Lona Goudswaard (85)
Friday April 25, 2014, 10:28 am
Nifty, but I think my cats prefer me in the flesh.
 

Winn Adams (211)
Friday April 25, 2014, 2:30 pm
Nice but it wouldn't work for me. Thanks anyway.
 

Stan B. (122)
Friday April 25, 2014, 4:48 pm
My dog read this article.and wasn't impressed with its anti canine innuendos!
 
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