Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice-so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what it is trying to tell you.
The Catterbox contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat’s meows and translates them into human speech-words that may or may not actually be what they’re trying to say.
The Catterbox is the work of the new Temptations Lab, a scientific-sounding “research workstream dedicated to the future of fun times with your cat,” according to the Mars brand. It is 3-D printed, coated in rubber lacquer for the cat’s comfort and comes in four colors. The prototype launched in the U.S. and New Zealand.
“We’re fascinated by cats, so we set out on a mission to get to know them better,”director Pete Simmons. “Through research, we learned that an adult cat’s meow is their way to communicate with humans and, by investing in this prototype device, we can start to improve understanding between them both-giving cats a voice for the very first time.
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