Eye-catching LED pet collar fit for 'Tron: Legacy'

Losing a furry friend at night can be frustrating and scary, but the Halo Mini, a slick LED collar making a showing on Kickstarter, might be what the veterinarian ordered.

Meow Meow gets a collar fit for the 21st century. Halo Mini

Over the last few years, a pack of LED collars have come out and given pet owners some peace of mind in the dark. Speaking as one who has a dog, however, I can safely say these accessories often fall short in the aesthetic and build-quality departments.

Enter the Halo Mini, a bright LED pet collar now making a run on Kickstarter that looks like something you'd expect to see on a digital pooch roaming the alleys in "Tron: Legacy."

Of course, the Halo Mini isn't science fiction, but a collar with LEDs that illuminate a thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optic strip. Battery life runs about 75 non-consecutive hours on flash mode, and 30 consecutive hours in solid illumination mode. Recharging, done through a regular USB cord, takes about two hours.

San Francisco designer Vincent Pilot Ng created the collar, which is water resistant and reflective when powered off. It's already doubled its $10,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter, with 23 days to go. It's available in red, green, or blue versions for $35, and should ship in October.

About the author

Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.


Discuss Eye-catching LED pet collar fit for 'Tron: Legacy'

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

Home Basics 101

Know how to pick light bulbs?

From how much they cost to what kind of bulbs you'll need, here’s everything you should know.