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PetCell, the Mobile Phone for Dogs

Calling Your Dogs
If you're prone to losing your dog or have a Barbara-Walters-like ability to communicate with your pooch, you may want to pick up the PetCell, which is exactly what it sounds like -- a cell phone for your pet. Our dogs' conversation skills tend to be a little lackluster, so the calling feature seems a little pointless for anything beyond a a laugh.

That said, dogs do have a tendency to wander off and get lost, which is where the device's built-in GPS features come in handy. Like Verizon Wireless's Migo phone with Chaperone Service for keeping track of your kids, PetCell's GPS capability lets you track Fido's movements, as well as build electronic borders for he or she to stay in -- if your pet steps outside of a predesignated zone, you'll get an automatic alert in the form of a text message or e-mail to your phone or computer.

And get this --the phone can also be programed to only accept calls from specific numbers so that telemarketers can't convince the poor pooch to subscribe to US Weekly. Did we mention it's also waterproof?

Besides the GPS capability, the device is fairly pointless, particularly when you factor in the outrageous $500 price tag before you add a service plan. For that money, we wonder why PetCell doesn't have media playback capabilities and a multi-touch screen.

Of course, pet gadgets -- useful or otherwise -- are always good for a laugh, so here are a few others that made us smile:

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Tags: cell phone, CellPhone, dogs, gps, mobile, novelty, pet, pet gadgets, PetGadgets, weird



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