Jubbling’s Mustn’t Have Product Of The Week: Fujitsu’s Wandant Dog Pedometer.

Wandant Dog Pedometer from FujitsuFujitsu Wandant Dog PedometerWho’d buy this? It’s the Wandant Dog Pedometer from Fujitsu and it monitors and records your dog’s daily actions (walking, shivering etc.) so you can track how lazy or busy your fattening pooch has been. The data from the Wandant Dog Pedometer is automatically uploaded to the cloud and graphically displayed. Pet owners can add and track additional information including food volume, stool conditions and current weight using a diary feature on the website. Currently, the Wandant Dog Pedometer is only available in Japan.

At Jubbling, we never pass up an opportunity to help consumers consume less and here’s how you avoid the cloud-wasting unnecessary Wandant Dog Pedometer:

If your dog used to look like this…

Skinny Boxer Dog

…and now looks like this…

Fat Boxer Dog

…then you should probably cut back on how much you feed your dog and take him out for more walks. No need to waste cloud space, time (documenting poop) and money on a product that will graphically inform you that your embiggening dog isn’t active. Let your eyes tell you that your dog could drop a few pounds. [Crave]


Movoto Blog’s Animal House Calculates How Many Pets / People It Takes To Power Your House.

Power Your Home With Pets
Who hasn’t thought about putting their lazy pets or mooching relatives to work generating electricity? Well now there’s a way to find out how many of your slothful coinhabitants are needed to produce the electricity that will power your home. [Read more…]


The Doggie Treadmill, Laser Chase Cat Toy, And Litter Robot Should Never Find A Place In Your Home.

From Gizmodo - Here, Boy

San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Lara/AP

Gizmodo might’ve gone too far with their article “7 Tools For Negligent Pet Owners.” The article itself was interesting as most are on Gizmodo and the splash image of the lonely rain soaked dog sitting in the middle of the street was touching. But the convenience products the article offered as penance for guilt-ridden pet owners were a little over the top. Here’s a sample with Giz’s comments followed by our own:

Gizmodo – “Without a doubt the worst part of owning a pet is having to clean up after it, and I’m not talking about food crumbs.”
Jubbling – Without a doubt the best reason not to get a pet is if you have to shell out $340 on one of these Litter-Robots because you hate to clean up after your pets. Only upside of the Litter-Robot: it reminds us of the guy choosing to live in the egg-shaped house on the streets of Beijing.
Litter Robot
Egg-House Living Guy In Beijing China

Automated Laser Chase Cat Toy
Gizmodo – “Instead of having to manually direct a red dot around a room with your hand, this little pod does all the work for you, randomly moving it about at four different speeds.”
Jubbling – If pointing a laser pointer around the room for your cat to play with requires too much effort, you probably shouldn’t get a cat.
Automated Cat Laser Toy

Canine Treadmill
Gizmodo – “Unless you happen to have an exercise room with enough space for a treadmill of their own. This smaller version, designed specifically for canines…”
Jubbling – So basically, if you haven’t purchased a full blown treadmill for your dog already, here’s a more compact $550 one that is smaller and designed specifically for your dog.
Doggie Treadmill

Two weeks ago, my daughter’s pet hamster Freddy past away and I wasn’t surprised to find hamster coffins available for people that want to send their former buddy off in style. Fortunately, we had an iPhone box and that did the trick nicely.

Pets give so much to their families, especially kids, and all they ask for in return is food, water, affection and a little of our time. Anything we do beyond that is our own consuming fault.