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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Cove: The Litter Box Re-Engineered

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Most cat lovers will agree that the existing litter box options are really bad. You either get a simple but ugly plastic bin that looks like it came from a dollar store. Or you get a space-aged robot that’s huge, loud, and prone to breaking.  Our team is obsessed with design and cats. We just wanted a litter box that was simple, beautiful, and easy to clean. But nothing existed – so we designed one ourselves.

One thing we found during our research was that the litterbox tools are as important to user satisfaction as the box itself. Yet, most litterboxes include, as an afterthought, a cheap flimsy scoop that ends up just being tossed on the floor beside the box. Another common user frustration is the litter scatter caused by a cat’s coming and going.

So we thought – why not engineer a litterbox with well-integrated tools that address the realities of maintaining a litterbox? The Cove includes a scoop, dustpan, and hand brush that fit perfectly into an accessible top compartment.

As of January 28th, this project has raised $95,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project has 17 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $1, you will get project updates.  For a pledge of $109, you will get one Cove litter box.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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