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Mobile Cat Toys

Product Review

Mobile Cat Toys

Ben Roodman May 15, 2014

As mobile is quickly changing the digital landscape, so has it changed the way we interact with our physical world. We here at MobileFOMO didn’t want to let our fellow felines feel left out, so we’re sharing our top internet finds for mobile cat toys.

Kittyo enables you to play with your cat even when you’re not home. An interactive cat toy, Kittyo is a new Kickstarter product that lets you watch, speak to, play with, and record your cat when you’re away. It can even dispense treats using your mobile phone.

Besides the immediate amusement factor of pondering how long it will be before cats communicate with other cats over the internet, Kittyo is actually a practical product concept. It’s a little unfair that we go to work for 8+ hours a day – while probably surfing the internet for viral cat memes – and we leave our actual loved ones behind all alone. Do you think your boss cares about the difference between watching cat videos at work or taking a mobile phone/smoke break to pester your own sleeping cat at home? Overall Kittyo is a multifunctional mobile cat toy solution that’s also potentially fun for you to play with as well.


Originally designed for humans, Sphero is an interactive robotic ball toy. Either through your iOS or Android mobile device, you’re able to drive a quick moving object that your cat will want to chase after. The Sphero is a safer interactive cat toy than a flying drone with spinning blades that will have your cat up the curtains.

Sphero is a simple product made for all ages. If you can turn on an iPad like the modern 3-4 year old can, your kid can potentially drive a safe robotic toy to interact with your pet.

Give this ball of fun a try.

The iPad

Unofficially Apple doesn’t market the iPad as an Internet-of-Cats device, but you would know that it can be by looking at The 5 Most Purr-fect Apps for Cat Lovers recommendations in the AppStore. The perfect hand me down or “paw me down” iPad is durable enough to take a beating from the most playful cat, but you will want to get a scratch resist screen cover for it though. When Mac OS X big cat names and iOS merge, the user experience will already be cat friendly.

Cats have conquered the internet, now they are on to ubiquitous mobile computing.

Ben Roodman

Benjamin Roodman
Senior Contributing Editor
Benjamin Roodman is an advocate for getting to the truth of what converts in mobile. Well versed in mobile advertising platforms with a notable aptitude and passion for analytics, he's currently putting deals together as head of partnerships at a mobile data startup. Benjamin has previously held Business Development positions at AOL Advertising and helped establish several funded location-based consumer startups.
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