Shru Cat Companion

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Shru Cat Companion
9.4 Total Score

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  • Animal-like movements make it irresistible for cats
  • Programming plays with cat during the day, maintaining health and preventing boredom
  • Exchangeable tail to match your cats wildest dreams
Price history for PDX Pet Design SHRU the Intelligent Cat Companion
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  • $89.98 - July 16, 2017
  • $79.99 - July 15, 2017
  • $89.98 - June 29, 2017
Since: June 29, 2017
  • Highest Price: $89.98 - June 29, 2017
  • Lowest Price: $79.99 - July 15, 2017

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Description and Review

Introduction

Cats can be so fussy!

You spend a few hours in a pet store looking for toys, and they ignore it completely!

Or play with it for a few minutes and sit around looking bored. So we end up having to buy or make endless toys to keep our fussy cats happy.

The Shru cat toy looks to change all this in a very elegant way.

Cats are obsessed with small animals and insects. It seems that they just have to chase them. Shru has created an egg-shaped automatic toy that uses that instinct.

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What does it do?

The big white egg is motorized and moves around on the floor. It works on medium thick carpets without any problem.

The programming inside the Shru cat toy runs it in an erratic way, shakes and make sounds.

It is designed to move like a mouse.

When your cat starts to play with it, the Shru adapts and tries to escape. It also detects obstacles and changes direction. A flapping tail makes the toy even more interesting for your cat

You can configure the toy to play for a certain amount of minutes every hour. So that when you are away from home the Shru plays with your cat regularly and keeps him/her healthy. Obesity is the biggest health problem among pets, these days. Creating an automated playmate to keep him or her company during the long hours that you are away from home.

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Installation and setup

Installing the Shru cat toy was very simple. All we had to do is charge the device and turn it on, with the silver touch button. After placing it on the floor, we could sit back and enjoy our cat’s crazy moves.
A small application from Shru’s website allows for the settings to be changed. It comes in a Mac and Windows version and requires a USB cable between cat toy and laptop. There are settings for length of playtime, frequency, and type of sounds. This makes it possible to adjust to your cat’s preferences.

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Design

The design of the Shru is great. Well, some people may find it too simple. But I love how the simple shape makes it both harmless to your cat and move in this wiggly way. When combined with the software it creates a very cool movement around the floor.

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Charging

A USB cable charges the device. It works with any phone charger or computer USB connection. Charging takes just a couple of hours and lasts for almost a week. The electronics inside must be very efficient.

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Configuration

Configuration through the Mac or Windows program was very easy. Although the number of options is not that large, it was sufficient to adjust it to our cat.

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Exchangeable tail

The tail of the Shru is replaceable. There are several variations in color, size, and material available. You can find the tails that your cat likes most and get the most out of the device. The feathery tails wear through repeated biting and pawing while the leather and springy mesh are more durable. But then: feathers, right?

9.4 Total Score
Awesome!

The Shru cat toy is one of the best pet innovations we have seen this year. It has a beautifully simple design and pretty nifty software to make it move like a little animal. This keeps our cats active and happy when we are away from home. It doesn't move well on very thick carpet. And it works best if you have a reasonably clear floor.

Innovation
10
Improving Cat Health
10
Value for Money
8.5
Reliability
9
PROS
  • Animal-like movements make it irresistible for cats
  • Programming plays with cat during the day, maintaining health and preventing boredom
  • Exchangeable tail to match your cats wildest dreams
CONS
  • Doesn't move well on thick carpet
  • Doesn't work well if your floor is covered in stuff
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I have loved pets ever since I was four and my parents got a dog. Since then, I have had a few dogs and one cat. One thing that was always difficult is combining my pet's needs with my job and social life. Sitting at home (alone) is not good for them, they either become lethargic or anxious. When I first heard of the pet cameras and smart pet toys, I was instantly fascinated. As an engineer, I could see how this technology was going to help people around the world. And I wanted to be part of that development by testing and writing about it.

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