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Chat with your cat

meowlingal_cat_translator.JPG If you are having communication problems with your cat the Japanese have got the answer. On sale now is the Meow Lingual Cat Translator from Takara, a device that turns all those miaows into human speech.

Compatible with over fourteen different breeds of cats it works via a separate microphone that attaches to the cat’s collars. When the cat miaows it sends a signal to handheld device, which then translates the cat’s noises and tells you what your moggy is trying to say.

A version of the cat translator is also on some Japanese mobile phones.

It might sound bonkers, but a similar device for use with dogs (the Bow Lingual) has been an enormous seller in the US since its launch in the summer and has recently gone on sale in the UK (click here). Both products sell for around £100. No news yet on a UK launch for the cat device yet.

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Posted by Aigua Media on March 29, 2004 in Gadgets | Permalink


I need this so my owner can finally start listening to me! It's not always Whiskas I'm after you know...

Posted by: leolo | 30 Mar 2004 08:59:30

it's so cool!

Posted by: gAiAaA | 1 Jun 2004 15:38:22

Does anyone know where I can purchase the meow-lingual ? if so please e mail me @ sexycaneschic@aol.com
- thanks

Posted by: Mayra | 12 Feb 2005 05:13:20

any1 found a supplier who can supply a english version to the uk, my cat needs this desperatly!!!



Posted by: DeNnY | 10 Apr 2005 22:35:27

My best friend said I had to visit your site. She was right,thanks!

Posted by: Lora | 5 Feb 2006 05:09:26

does anyone know where i can buy the meow lingual? if do email me at paublina.10@hotmail.com THANX!<3

Posted by: paublina | 5 Sep 2006 04:35:45

That's mad! but also deeply cool. I want one.

Posted by: Lord Matt | 15 Apr 2008 23:26:29

What I have read and I found interesting is that it is compatible with more than fourteen different breeds of cats running through a microphone that plugs into the cat's neck.

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