Unboxing the Litter-Robot

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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.

o hai. welcum to mi spaceship

is gravly inzides. i mite likes to plai

is rumie inzide 2. i has rume to turns aroun

u stil hrr?

taztes gud! nom nom nom

u likes mai nu bed?

mebbe iz not just for laiing

ok. am dun in hrr

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! ;-)

Unboxing the Litter-Robot

Update: April 17, 2020: Cat parents can sign up to receive a monthly subscription cat box filled with unique toys and premium products. The first box will ship in May. For a limited time only, preorder and get $10 to use on your next purchase at Litterbox.com!*

*Limited time only. Customers will receive a $10 voucher to use at Litterbox.com approximately 35 days after eligible preorder purchase of a Litterbox.com subscription box. Offer not valid upon cancelation of order. Voucher is one-time-use, one per customer. Must be used in a single purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be used on prior purchase. Cannot be applied to recurring subscriptions. Not valid on Litter-Robot branded products. Expires 12/31/2020.

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.