The Whiskas Catstacam is essentially a wearable collar camera that weighs in at just 1.5-ounces, and is designed to automatically take pictures from your feline's point of view. The fun doesn't stop there, it also posts the snaps onto your cat's very own Instagram account. Approximately six photos are snapped every minute, and then batch uploaded when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Continue reading for more cool items your cat would love.
No longer just a concept, these cat ear headphones, called Axent Wear, comes equipped with ear-shape speakers, bright built-in LED lights, a detachable gaming mic / cord, over-the-ear cushioning, and rechargeable batteries. This was created by Wenqing Yan /Yuumei and Victoria Hu, two graduates from the University of California Berkeley. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Thingiverse - a site filled with user-created downloadable 3D designs - user "PrintThatThing", created a full set of 3d-printed armor for his cat "Bobo". Think of it as a cross between The Dark Knight suit and Game of Thrones armor. It consists of four major pieces held together with rivets for movement that runs down the back. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
When it comes to photography, whether landscape, architecture or wildlife, it's more important to be at the right place and time, rather than having the most expensive equipment. For example, in the shot above, two cats just happened to be going in and out of wall slots, giving the appearance of a multi-colored feline. Other examples include: television characters reacting to cats walking by and just a statue-perfect pose. Continue reading to see them all.
Whether it be working, gaming, or even brushing your teeth, cat owners know that their pets really don't care about personal space, and will sneak right up to make sure you never get things done. One the bright side, did you know that owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third? Or, that a cat's cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive processing) has 300-million neurons, compared with a dog's 160 million? Continue reading for more pictures.
Despite having no idea on how to use a computer, you'll often find cats either sitting on a keyboard, or just staring at a display, in hopes of something interesting happening. That is just one example of cat logic that makes absolutely no sense. Others include: crawling into empty cardboard boxes instead of their new playset and trying to fit in spaces that are fare too narrow. Continue reading for more.
Geek and cat lover Ben Millam decided to make things interesting around the house. So, he built an Arduino-powered machine that dispenses food when a ball is dropped into the chute. His cat, Monkey, basically runs around the house, hunting for a ball, and once found, he brings it over to the funnel. "It's partly to establish and survey their territory, but they're also practicing 'mobile' hunting: moving about, being curious, and poking their noses around in the hopes of upsetting potential prey and finding a meal. So what if my cat, while out on patrol, actually found its prey? Surely this would bring him one step closer towards a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitty existence," said Millam. In related news, continue reading for a viral video of 10 awesome cat facts.
Humans may require at least a bed or couch to sleep comfortably, but these photographers captured a few kittens who can snooze just about anywhere, including in the middle of a book. On a related note, did you know that on average, cats sleep about two thirds of every day? That's right, and if you do the math, it means your 9-year-old kitty has slept away about six years of life. Chances are, they will find a favorite napping spot and go back to it each day, regardless of if they outgrow it. Continue reading for more.
Cat owners know that their pets will curl up just about anywhere, especially tight spaces, and nap for hours on end. Japanese designers Koichi Futatsumata + Partners of Case-Real have created the perfect home accessory that lets them do just that. In other words, this cat hammock table consists of a basic stainless-steel frame that supports a rectangular glass top, but also suspends a woven cat hammock below so you and your pet can maintain contact through the glazed surface. Continue reading for more.
When is a cat house, not just something your pet sleeps in? When it looks like the Tardis from Doctor Who. Created by TARDIS Builders forum member "astromark", this fort is definitely larger on the inside, and comes complete with tubes, shelves, as well as lots of carpeting to ensure that the precious time machine isn't scratched up, or worse, destroyed. Continue reading for more cool and geeky things your pets would love.