Qoobo’s creator, Shunsuke Aoki, had Qoobo, the robotic cat pillow nearby all the time. This robotic cat pillow is one of those all-time conversation starters. It is a fur-covered round pillow, that wags as you pet it. In a country like Japan, it is a kind of quiet, warm comfort for those who can’t afford expenses and time to have a real pet.
For those who can’t afford the expense for Qoobo, which is priced at $149 and an extra $50 for shipping on Amazon, Yukai Engineering will launch Petit Qoobo, which at CES 2020 next week. The original thought is the same, except for the size, which is roughly half the size of Qoobo And is likely to be priced above half the price of the original robotic cat pillow.
The smaller version of the robotic cat pillow is still a prototype and is under development with a crowdfunding campaign that is set for Japan in March 2020. Shipping will follow at a point in the fall through Amazon and the Yukai’s site.
In addition to petting-powered tail wag, the smaller version has an inbuilt microphone to detect sound and for the occasional purr.
It is not a thing to buy for sure, but you will love its company. And the new smaller and cheaper version could go on to sell like hotcakes. It is known that, whenever a group of people sees that cat pillow in someone’s hand, at least one among that group will be willing to buy that. So, if you, too, are interested in checking what that cat pillow feels like, then get yours from Amazon.