Korea/Japan Week: Feed your dog or cat via mobile phone


I had a nose around Korean mobile operator SK Telecom’s demo centre today, where it was showing off its latest mobile services. Most were serious, but there was the odd bit of quirky tech too, such as this Pet Care service.

Basically, it’s an automatic food dispenser, which pops out biscuits for your cat or dog to munch on, while you’re on holiday or away from the house. But here’s the fun part: you control it by mobile phone.

Cat Genie: completely automated, plumbed in toilet for your feline friend

cat_genie_automated_cat_litter_box.jpgAnyone who has owned a house-trained cat — in other words, one that doesn’t do all its business outside in next-door’s garden — will know the true joy of changing cat litter.

Enter the “Cat Genie” automated cat litter box, which sounds like the ultimate in luxury for both you and your cat.

If your cat isn’t too fussy and can get over the concern of pooping into something that looks like it could also blend it if not careful, then the days of it using old, soiled litter are over.