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This article was published on February 21, 2016


All I want for Christmas is LG’s adorable cat toy

All I want for Christmas is LG’s adorable cat toy
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

The LG Rolling Bot is a new gadget that looks a lot like a BB-8 and rolls around your house to entertain your pet — or for home surveillance.

It’ll only work if you’ve got a G5, but has a built in camera so you can speed around your house in real-time to stalk pets or keep an eye on things.

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On top of that, it can control compatible LG appliances, like TVs, so you can turn them on and change the channel from afar.

It looks like an amazing way to entertain your cat if you’re away at work a lot, and I want one right now — though I’m not sure I’d switch phones for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anyW8UY9ELg

LG didn’t say how much it’ll cost for the Rolling Bot or when it’ll be available.

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