In response to the success of the iFetch device that allows small and medium-sized dogs to enjoy a game of fetch by themselves, the iFetch team has upsized things for the imaginatively named iFetch Too, which lets bigger dogs get in on the fun.
Whereas the original iFetch dispatched miniature tennis balls, the iFetch Too can launch a standard, full-sized tennis ball to distances of 10, 24 or 40 ft (3, 7.3 or 12 m). It will work with other dog balls, as long as they are the same size as a standard tennis ball with a diameter that ranges from 2.4 to 2.8 in (6.1 to 7.1 cm). The ball-like launch platform is 12.4 inches (31.5 cm) in height.
Like it's little brother, the iFetch Too can be powered from a wall outlet, but the six C batteries have been replaced with a built-in rechargeable battery. Fido should get tired before the device does thanks to the fact it only powers up when a ball is dropped in and powers down once the ball is launched.
Once again, the makers of iFetch Too have teamed with d:e for the pooch-friendly design, Pump Studios for the mechanical engineering and TenX Precision for the electronic settings that make it work.
The success of the iFetch 1.0 spawned a vast amount of YouTube videos showing dogs "having a ball" in parks, gardens and at home. Now, iFetch Too seems set for a successful repeat as the Kickstarter project has already surpassed the initial funding goal by a large margin well before the campaign deadline.
The lowest funding package was US$100, which is a considerable saving compared to the estimated retail price of $199. But this pledge level is already sold out, leaving $120 as the cheapest option. It includes three balls and wall plug charger and includes shipping within the continental US. For a list of other countries, you'll need to inquire directly with the team. If all goes as planned, the iFetch Too will begin shipping in September.
iFetch Too can be seen in action in the pitch video below.