We’re not pulling your leg: Headphones for cats exist. But the fully-functional gadgets will set you back $1,000 if you really want a pair for your pet.
Designed for electro-house music maker Deadmau5’s cat, Professor Meowingtons pHD, the Meowingtons headphones hit the market this week in limited supply.
Electronics company Sol Republic’s made only 10 but may produce more based on demand. The proceeds will go toward the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
But could humans use this gadget, too?
“You could, but they probably won’t fit unless you have a really tiny head,” Sol Republic CMO Seth Combs tells Mashable. “We believe if music sounds better, it feels better and that our headphones will help improve the lives of cats.”
“We had to change the housing to accommodate the unique shape of cat ears and to reduce output for sensitivity,” Combs says. “They also have a mic and remote, but I don’t envision many cats using that functionality.”
The debut of the Meowingtons headphones came with a spiffy infomercial-style ad (watch below) from the comedic video creators at Rooster.
“We wanted to create something that would be relevant to Deadmau5’s audience but not alienate the general public,” says Rooster’s creative director Gavin McInnes.