about the vacuum sucking up items when I’m not home and
breaking, but it automatically shuts off before it can do itself
any damage. I honestly don’t know how I went so long without this product. It’s an absolute must-have for pet owners.
Nonda ZUS Super Duty Cable
I don’t know why, but one of my cats absolutely can’t resist
playing with my iPhone’s charging cable. In a matter of weeks,
my original cable was falling apart because I couldn’t get my
cat to leave it alone. Fortunately, there are a ton of rugged
charging cables available. I’ve often expressed how much I
love Fuse Chicken’s Armour Charge cable (and I still do), but
I recently started trying out Nonda’s ZUS cable and I couldn’t
be happier. Not only do I love its sleek, dark design, but it’s
also incredibly durable, which is exactly what I need to combat my cat’s ferocious teeth. This Kevlar-reinforced cable is
tough as nails, so good luck breaking it.
Best of all, this cable is covered by a lifetime warranty. That
means if it ever does manage to break (by normal wear and
tear though, not from demon cats), the company will replace
it for free. My cat has bitten it plenty and it is still holding up
great though, so you won’t need to worry.
Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker
Aside from the occasional escapes into the halls of my
apartment building, my cats remain indoors. But if you have
pets that spend a lot of time outside, then you may want to
invest in a high-quality tracker. iPhone Life’s senior web editor and owner of two adventurous mutts, Sarah Kingsbury,
strongly recommends the Whistle, as it’s super easy to set
up and can withstand all sorts of abuse—including her dogs’
constant wrestling matches. The devices fit on the collar of
Sarah’s dogs perfectly, although they’re a bit bulky for my
cats (nothing they couldn’t get used to though). You have to
create an account and pay a monthly fee for a GPS plan, but
if you have pets who like to wander the neighborhood, then
it’s definitely worth the investment. The tracker lets you create
multiple safe locations and set activity goals based on your
dog’s breed and age, so you can make sure your pet is getting
enough exercise. When your dog manages to leave the house
without you, Whistle will send you an alert letting you know.
When you open the app, you’ll be able to see the exact location of your pet.
Rheanne Taylor is the Associate Editor of i Phone Life magazine. In her spare time Rheanne is an avid iPhoneographer who loves trying out the latest apps and gadgets for
her iPhone camera. She has a BA in literature and writing from Maharishi University
of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.