While fulfilling Joel’s wish that more pictures of cute dogs using tech hit the Boing Boing Gadgets front page, the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker isn’t really much of a gadget. The marketing copy says:
Now there’s a clever way to keep your dog happily occupied outside – just use the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker to freeze Fido’s favorite play toys and dog treats in a block of ice; he’ll be licking it throughout the day, just to get to the dog treats!
Eventually, though, they’re forced to admit that what they are really selling is a giant bucket for $29.99, which is still a bit expensive for even a cleverly marketed bucket. Still, I like the idea: Fido licking away at a huge chunk of ice on the lawn all day, slowly eroding its cool, crystalline facade with his tongue to gradually reveal the treats within — a squeezable rubber pig, a cherished stick, some horse offal, three stillborn kittens, a human femur, a giant dried-up turd. You can just toss any old crap in there: dogs are filthy, they’ll love it. Can’t wait to see some of the user recipes.