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Pet Companion Gadgets

The Droppi Keeps Your Pets Fed and Entertained

— October 18, 2014 — Lifestyle
The Droppi is a device that keeps your pets well-fed, entertained and generally happy while you're away at work. This toy-and-treat-dispensing device is perfect for people who worry about leaving their pets all alone at home.

The Droppi is perfect for pet owners who own more than one pet, as it allows them to program 'play dates' with rope toys, allowing the pets to play with each other. Users can also record messages to be played back to their pets.

The developers of Droppi are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production of their invention. A pledge of $30 will get you one Droppi, though you'll have to pay an additional $11 to have it shipped outside of Australia. The product will be ready to ship in April 2015 if and when the campaign hits its fundraising target.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Pet Gadgets - The Droppi is a prime example of the growing trend of smart pet gadgets that help keep pets entertained and happy when owners are away.
2. Remote Pet Interaction - The Droppi taps into the trend of remote pet interaction, allowing owners to play with and communicate with their pets even when they are not home.
3. Crowdfunding for Pet Innovations - The Kickstarter campaign for Droppi showcases the trend of using crowdfunding platforms to raise funds for pet-related innovations.
Industry Implications
1. Pet Care - The Droppi presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the pet care industry, providing a solution for busy pet owners who want to ensure their pets are well-fed and entertained at all times.
2. Smart Home - The Droppi aligns with the growing smart home industry as a pet gadget that can be integrated into a connected home system for a seamless pet care experience.
3. Crowdfunding - The success of the Droppi's Kickstarter campaign highlights the potential for disruptive innovations in the crowdfunding industry, specifically for pet-related products and services.
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