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January 21, 2008 • Reviews

Unboxing the Litter-Robot

If you own a cat, then you know that there is one part of pet ownership that can suck the joy out of the experience. No, I am not talking about hearing your cat hacking up hairballs in the middle of the night while she is sleeping on the bed next to you (not that Avah ever has or ever would do that, mind you), I am talking about cleaning out the litter box.

Ever since Sarah and I added the marvelous Avah to our family, we have taken the good with the bad: snuggles, purring, and lap-warming for twice weekly sifting. Although keeping her box tidy isn’t too big of a chore, when it is my turn to do it I can think of 20 other things I would rather be doing. :-P

Today I received a review sample of the LitterRobot, which I requested based on Gear Diary reader Michael Harmon’s recommendation. Michael says it is like a cement mixer, I say it is like a space ship, and Avah says it looks pretty interesting to her. Here are a series of pictures where Avah checks out her new digs (pun intended), gives her impressions in her own words, and my unboxing and setup videos come at the end.

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o hai. welcum to mi spaceship

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is gravly inzides. i mite likes to plai

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is rumie inzide 2. i has rume to turns aroun

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u stil hrr?

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taztes gud! nom nom nom

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u likes mai nu bed?

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mebbe iz not just for laiing

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ok. am dun in hrr

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Avah has left the Litter Robot

Okay then.

And now I bring you the unboxing…

…and the incredibly easy set up…

I’ll have a full review posted in the upcoming weeks. Until then, kthnxbai! ;-)

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4 Responses to " Unboxing the Litter-Robot "

  1. Eugene Ware says:

    Browsing: Unboxing the Litter Robot at Gear Diary http://tinyurl.com/2839fe

  2. January 21, 2008 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! says:

    […] January 21, 2008 To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. F.decorate(_ge(‘button_bar’), F._photo_button_bar).bar_go_go_go(2211118322, 0);F.decorate(_ge(‘photo_notes’), F._photo_notes).notes_go_go_go(2211118322, ‘http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2211118322_ebbe1e9586_t.jpg’, ‘3.1444’); View Judie Lipsett’s map Taken in a place with no name (See more photos here) This is Avah’s new Litter Robot, which I will be reviewing soon on Gear Diary. She isn’t quite sure what to think of it yet, but she is happy to explore… More here: http://www.geardiary.com/2008/01/21/unboxing-the-litter-robot/  […]

  3. […] would definitely win the title of most offbeat, but it was well worth doing. In late January, I unboxed the Litter-Robot, set it up, and then sat back to see whether Avah would accept this “spaceship” as her […]

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