We reported about the Meowlingual Cat Translator in July. Now Toy-Maker Takara announces (via Yahoo) today that Meowlingual starts to sell in Japan.
The product can supposedly translate for 14 breeds. It has basically the same functions as those in Takara's dog translator toy, Bowlingual, and a suggested retail price of 8,800 yen. Takara is aiming for sales of 300,000 units by the March 31, 2004 end of the current business year.
The palm-sized meow analyzer has a built-in microphone and liquid crystal display (LCD), while Bowlingual is a package of an LCD unit and a separate microphone that can be attached to a dog's collar. The toy translates meows and purrs into human language such as, 'I can't stand it'. See Product Brochure for more details.
In the US the Bow-Lingual, The Dog Translator is available at Sharper Image.
Bow-Lingual, The Dog Translator Available in the US
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