Editor’s Observe: PurrSong, the company behind the LavvieBot litter field that we saw at CES, is launching a crowd funding campaign for a second technology of the litter box referred to as the LavvieBot S. The brand new mannequin will go dwell on IndieGoGo starting August 19. The LavvieBot S will usually value $899 but through the marketing campaign you should purchase one for $449 and early birds can snag one for $399. Please be aware that CNET’s reporting on crowdfunding campaigns is just not an endorsement of the mission or its creators. Before contributing to any marketing campaign, read the crowdfunding site’s policies to seek out out your rights (and refund insurance policies, or the lack thereof) before and after a marketing campaign ends.

The biggest downside to owning a cat is cleaning the litter box. It’s smelly, messy and, properly, there’s poop concerned. Plenty of poop. At CES 2019, the company PurrSong desires to reimagine how both cats and people work together with “the box” by launching a self-cleaning litter box referred to as LavvieBot.

Upon first glance, I discover LavvieBot’s clear fashionable design. It doesn’t actually look like a litter field. Its minimalist vibes ought to mix in with quite a lot of room decors without drawing too much attention.

After your cat does their business in the LavvieBot, a rake on the inside gently and quietly removes clumps with out breaking them apart in the method. You’ll be able to set different timed intervals for the box to scrub the bed. Waste is kept in a bag-lined drawer which solely needs to be emptied once every two weeks.

The accompanying PurrSong app connects to the LavvieBot to track litter field use and changes to your cat’s weight. It may even differentiate between multiple cats. Another characteristic is the ability to obtain a textual content when your cat has used the LavvieBot.

There are different self-cleansing cat litter containers and one among the most popular is the Litter buy robot arm. As compared, LavvieBot is smaller, has a more refined design, and can add fresh litter mechanically from a 6.5-liter storage bin.

While we have not examined the LavvieBot, or more particularly our cats have not, we are curious to see how it does in actual-world use over time.

First revealed Jan. 6, 6 a.m. PT.

Update, Jan. 7: Provides IndieGoGo pricing.

Update, Aug. 19: Adds IndieGoGo start date.