Cat headphones: Seriously, headphones designed for cats

The world's first headphones designed specifically for cats come in an extremely limited edition, with dog-isolating technology.

Amanda Kooser
Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.
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Headphones for cats

Look closely and you'll see cat treats as a payment option.

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No, really, I'm not kidding. You can buy a set of headphones for your cat for $999. No joke. Well, it is sort of a joke, but it's still real.

Headphone maker Sol Republic may be best known these days for having its product semipermanently glued to Michael Phelps' head whenever he's not in the water. Now it can also be known as the company that created headphones for cats.

It's part marketing stunt, part viral video, and part genius. The tiny headphones were developed with the help of music producer deadmau5 and Professor Meowingtons, a black-and-white shorthair.

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Listed features include dog-isolating technology, a durable headband, and a three-button remote. I'm guessing that durable headband is actually the most important part of it all.

There are only 10 sets of headphones for cats available and all proceeds will benefit the ASPCA. Remember, your cat is never too young to learn the cautionary tale of Milli Vanillli.

(Via Fast Company)