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July 1, 2006

Mini Pet Tracker: Find Fido at night — up to a half-mile away


Let's face it: dogs and cats — like people — tend to wander.

But not all who wander are lost.

From the website:

    Mini Pet Tracker

    Up to 1/2 mile visibility

    Long-life batteries included

    Waterproof and submersible

    Constructed of an indestructible resin

    Will not interfere with your pet's vision

    Uses two 1.5 volt, type 357 batteries (included)

    Fits any collar size, using the clip or breakaway safety ring

    Interior is O-ring sealed, making it totally water-submersible

    Provides up to 130 hours of continuous use between battery replacements


Let's see: 24 into 130 = 5 days and 10 hours.

Doesn't seem very practical, does it?

I mean, having to buy and put in new batteries every five days will get old real fast — like in about five days.

Now, if it automatically went on at dusk or in the dark, that would at least double the battery life but even two weeks is not enough to make it truly useful.

I see this little light as having more utility as a human key chain add-on than in the animal space.

You just never know when you'll need a flashing red light.



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When can I buy it?

Posted by: Tony McGrath | Feb 5, 2008 12:08:07 AM

You'd need three - one each side and one on top for it to be visible reliably. Of course, in olden days we had an answer to this. Pre-LED these things were mains powered. The dog never went beyond the length of the extension lead - so how well they worked is hard to tell.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Jul 3, 2006 4:49:50 PM

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