Solar energy is becoming more and more popular as people use it to power their homes, cars or even planes. Harvesting energy from the Sun not only protects our environment, but also leaves the resources of the soil in their place. No matter how many times we see it used, the versatility of solar power never fails to amaze. Now, the time has come for our feline friends to meet it as well. Decades of research have been put forward into creating an enchanting new device for cats: the IrresistiCat.
The IrresistiCat is a simple toy for cats. It features a ball that is pushed around a circular enclosure after receiving enough energy from the Sun. Despite its relative simplicity, cats adore it. The IrresistiCat was developed by Solar Chaser, the company that released a solar power toy for the first time in 2013. Unsurprisingly, the toy of that year had been aptly named Solar Chaser.
According to the company, their newest invention does not actually need sunlight. It can get powered up from any source of light. A well-lit room will keep the ball spinning around for a couple of times per minute. On the other hand, direct sunlight will keep it in constant motion and will likely entertain your cat for longer periods of time.
“When designing our new product and during testing we noticed one thing that stood out time and time again…it is truly irresistible! Cats cannot help themselves investigating and playing, and that’s when we realized the toy had named itself the IrresistiCat!” wrote the developers on their Kickstarter page. The company is currently trying to refine the device and bring it to the perfect commercialization stage. By making a pledge of US$17, those interested might have the device starting with January 2016 if all goes well.
Would your cats like the IrresistiCat?