Category Archives: Pet Tech

Technology for pets and pet parents.

Get fit with your pet, with a Misfit Ray!

The weather is warming up for most of us now, and it’s time to get outside and spend more time with our pets! Awhile back I got to attend a super fun tech afternoon for bloggers. They gave us some goodies including a fitness tracker, and since I already have a tracker I use and love, I thought it would be fun to giveaway theMisfit Ray to one lucky reader!

As you may already know, I love tracking my steps. It really helps me make sure that I am moving more during the day, of course, our pets can help make sure that happens too!

What I like about the Misfit is that there aren’t batteries to charge, it runs on batteries that you replace, meaning you only have to think about it every 6 months or so. Kind of nice right? I also like the simple style which can be easily worn with other bracelets or a watch. You can also buy an accessory so you can wear it as a necklace if you wanted.

The Misfit also tracks cycling, soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming and more in addition to steps, calories and distance. There is of course an app, which is crucial since there isn’t any info on the tracker itself. I’m also a bit jealous that the Misfit is water resistant to 50 meters. It’s a pretty sweet little gadget, I would have kept it all to myself if I didn’t already have something. 🙂

This giveaway is open to those in the USA only. Good luck!

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Print your pet photos, or lose them.

We all love taking photos of our pets, and who can blame us?! They are so adorable, and with our cell phones and digital cameras we can click to our heart’s content. But what happens if the cloud goes away, or thumb drives become obsolete? Do you remember floppy discs? Chances are you don’t have anyway to get files off of old technology like that.

It’s easy in the digital age to forget that there is a real possibility of losing your favorite pet photos. Even a hard drive crash could wipe them out. Luckily there is a way to save our favorite pet (and other) photos. Print them out!

When I was looking for a fun and easy way to print my photos I came across the this printer . I got very excited about it, bought it, and have loved using it ever since. What’s cool about this particular printer is that it is made to print right from your phone (via a free app)!

The prints are little, but amazing in color and sharpness. The printer uses ZINK Paper, which means there is no ink to worry about. This isn’t a mini ink jet printer, this is creating a true photo print. It is a very cool little gadget.

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Of course, if you don’t want to print them yourself there are a lot of great options. You can get photos printed a lot of places online, you can even get 50 Free Shutterfly Prints here. I like all the options at Shutterfly for things beyond just prints too, you can make a lot of fun gifts. Imagine your darling pet on a mug, or even a blanket!

Another place that I like is Persnickety Prints because they use the true photo printing technology like my little printer. They also have some fun options for those of us who love Instagram (and what pet owner doesn’t love that app)! Just order online and they send your photos right to your home.

No matter how you choose to do it, just be sure you do something. You don’t want to lose your fun pet photos just because technology changes!

*This post isn’t sponsored, I just wanted to share. It does contain affiliate links, which if you shop through helps support this site.*

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Dancing Party Animals

Dancing Party AnimalsDancing Party Animals are cute dancing animals (with a speaker) that connect to your favorite music playing device! Plug in your music, and watch them start to move and groove. They will dance until the music stops.

They have a lot of fun animals to choose from. We were sent a dancing cat and a dancing dog. One alone is a lot of fun, but watching them dance together was even more fun! We used a splitter to hook them both up to the same iPod! It was fun when they would do the same move at the same time. I tried to catch it on video:

They come with the audio cable so you can get started right away! They don’t come with batteries, but only take 3 AA. You can also use a power adapter (not included) if you don’t want to use batteries.

The sound isn’t bad for a little speaker. Of course the real fun is watching them boogie to the beat. And if you just want to listen to music through the speaker, you can do that too! Just turn the dance function off.

They would make a fun gift for a young animal lover!

*We were provided with Dancing Party Animals in exchange for our review.*

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