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I'm Ready for the Robocalypse...if They'll Clean Up My Cats' Poop

I first saw the Litter Robot at CatCon LA last year, browsing through the aisles of every kind of products for cats imaginable, including a lot of tech items. It's sort of the Rolls Royce of automatic cat litter boxes, with a price tag to match ($450, but hey free shipping!). My boyfriend and I joked that this would be one of the first things we'd get when we moved in together, since between the two of us there would be three cats and we could just imagine what the litter box scooping situation would look like. Fast forward a year later, and we decided to take the Litter Robot plunge! We read up on all the reviews, of course, and when I saw that it was one of's picks for best of pet tech from CES 2017, it sealed the deal.

When it got delivered to my office about a week after placing the order, I was pretty impressed with the package design; they do a lot with just black ink on corrugate cardboard. It's cost-effective but still impactful: simple, clean, and just informative enough. I don't think these are available at most retail outlets like PetSmart or whatever, which probably means their packaging doesn't have to compete with other typical retail products, so they can afford to keep it simple.

The nicely designed box

When I got the product home and opened the box, I was glad to see that it came fully assembled. I just had to take it out of the box, plug in the power source, fill it with litter and it was ready to go.

Somebody is already curious!

In the collection drawer was their Welcome Kit, with all the documentation, power adapter, extra liner bags, etc.

They did a great job with establishing their branding and following it through on all their materials, from web site, to package to documentation.

Their nicely-designed web site

It's been about five days now and both of my cats are actively using it with no problems, yay! Litter Robot provides helpful transition tips and thankfully they worked for my cats. The basics are: put it as close to where their old box was as possible, stop cleaning their old box, and don't have the sensor mode on (just manually push the cleaning button) until the cats are used to the sounds and movement of the Litter Robot. Worked like a charm; my scoop-free future is now!

So futuristic with its cool blue night light on!


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