The worst idea of all time are these $1000 headphones for cats

Deadmau5’s cat, Professor Meowingtons pHD would say yes. Frankly, the story hurts our sensitive gadget-loving souls, but cat’s need love too, even though they never give it back, the rude bastards.

So why mention Deadmau5 and his cat, the darling of the internet? Sol Republic are “enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones,” and cats’ too, apparently. Inspired by the whinings of the world’s most popular but least impressive DJ, the Sol Republic x Meowingtons seem like animal cruelty made tangible, but it’s real, and oh so evil. But hey, all proceeds of the very limited (ten headphones only) run are going to the ASPCA so that’s decent of Sol Republic at least. Right? This video sickens us.

Look, the site says that the cats will “feel the music” but let’s get serious now. Cats don’t need music in their lives, they need belly rubs and Instagram photo shoots. Here’s the feature list, but it’s all just noise to us:

  • Dog isolating technology
  • I4 Sound Engines delivering deep bass and high clarity
  • Detachable sound engines
  • Durable headband
  • Three-button remote and ClearTalk™ microphone
  • Comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and a branded cat headphone display stand

Wrong. Cats can hear up to 64kHz which means that any loud noise or hidden audio which humans can’t hear is registered by cats. So what sounds like sweet DJ beats to us, is torture to cats. Stupidest idea ever. Here’s the video but we implore you, don’t buy these. It’s the right thing to do.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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