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Feed your pet while on the go by tapping into WiFi

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Happy pets through technology

Ever leave for work and realize you forgot to feed your fur baby? Don't be late or leave your little buddy hanging for eight hours. Just invest in PetPal, and you'll be one of the first people to never have this problem again.
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We recently discovered one of the coolest and most-practical Kickstarters for pet owners. The PetPal, invented by Ken Powers, is a product we can't wait to own.

Just connect it to your WiFi and download the app, and the device, which holds up to 15 pounds of food, will allow you to feed your sweetie while you're away with just the touch of your screen.

But it gets better. You can actually check in on your pal with the unit's onboard video camera that comes on automatically when your pet is near, turn on audio to talk to it and set up a schedule to deposit its food while you're away (no more conning your friends into a pet-sitting gig).

Check out how it works now.

Kickstart the PetPal

If you love this product as much as we do, check out the PetPal Kickstarter page to get in on the ground floor. They're trying to raise $150,000 to get it off the ground. You can pledge anywhere between $5 and $460, with two tiers that allow you to actually be one of the first to own the PetPal.

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