WANTED: Mattel's Puppy Tweets Collar

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We love talking dogs. Even more specifically, we love to impose excitable yet simple-minded dialogue on dogs. Who didn't giggle at Dug the talking dog in Pixar's Up, who was prone to moments of dimwitted cuteness with lines like "I was hiding under your porch because I love you"? In the absence of a multilingual translating collar like Dug's, Mattel's Puppy Tweets collar seems like the next best thing. The $30 collar is equipped with a motion and sound sensor to help it select which of the 500 pre-recorded Tweets best describes what your pup is doing. It then beams the Tweet wirelessly to a USB receiver, which in turn updates the Twitter account you've set up.

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It's not really meant to provide deep insight into the mind of your dog--the pre-recorded Tweets include "I finally caught that tail I've been chasing, and...OOUUUCHH!"--and without video, its sensors will likely post some inaccurate Tweets. Oh, and as with all things puppy, your friends are not likely to be as taken with your puppy's Twitter account as you are. But, you know, it's $30, and it has the potential to be incredibly adorable as well as giving a peek at what your dog's up to while you're away.

[Available this fall for $30--via LA Times]

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  • fiercewolf451

    i got that collar for $2 still well working! my friend gave it to me because she does not have a dog, but then her other friend though she had a dog but she didnt so she gave it to me

  • Christy LaVanway

    This is hilarious! I've always wondered what my dog does while I'm at work :). Totally worth $30. Its like the cost of two movies, but will last much longer in terms of entertainment value.

  • Lynda Neuman

    I wouldn't be surprised if a number of people don't fall for it but I can see where it would get boring after a short while.