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Is America Ready For this Headless Animatronic Cat Butt?

Is America Ready For this Headless Animatronic Cat Butt?

Japanese company Yukai Engineering has unleashed (pun intended!) the concept of a new creation for pet lovers who want to keep their immaculate floors and unshredded couches: the Qoobo. It's a headless, legless animatronic tail cushion which mimics the actions of a real pet when you touch it. Is America ready for this?


In a word: no. In two words: HELL NO. But we are dutifully reporting its existence because YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. 

When not in use, it can serve as an interior design element...

When not in use, it can serve as an interior design element...

Qoobo is billed as the "healing heart, tail cushion," and its instructions seem pretty straightforward to me even though I don't speak or read Japanese:

qoobo-how-to-use

Seemingly in the vein of the Hasbro animatronic purring "cat companion,"

the Qoobo is designed to help the user feel calmed by the [simulated] presence of a real animal. The Qoobo will come in two colors, "Husky Gray" and "French Brown." 

qoobo-product-type-colors

The folks at Engadget tried one out and had this to say:

As a cat owner myself, I was surprised by how realistic the tail moved, especially with how its wagging intensity increased as I petted it harder (my cat would eventually warn me with a bite).

Engadget also reveals that Qoobo will launch via a crowdfunding campaign later this year with an intended June 2018 release, and will feature a USB charging port with 8-hour battery life. 

Feelin' blue

Feelin' blue

Playing coy!

Playing coy!

Check out their promo video for ways the Qoobo can enhance your sad, pet-less life:

What do you think of the Qoobo? Let us know in the comments!

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