Love dogs? How about disco? Well, now you can bring your two great loves together with one very unique pet accessory: Disco Dog! It’s a programmable LED vest that make your pup look like a walking night club.
The Disco Dog vest displays LED patterns, colors, even scrolling text, and you control it all with a Bluetooth-connected smartphone app. The inventors even thought to include a built-in safety feature that automatically makes the vest display the phrase “Lost Dog” if your pooch wanders too far away from your smartphone. That might be the best reason to buy it.
Of course you want one! Dig deep in those couch cushions because it’s going to cost you anywhere from $300 to $400, depending on your dog’s size. Party NYC, the clever humans behind the Disco Dog vest, have been seeking funding through Kickstarter to get their business off the ground. Check out their promotional video:
The vest has a rechargeable battery too, so you can always be ready to illuminate your nightly dog-walking experience. If you’re more into entertaining, just place Disco Dog on your pup at home to make him the life of the party! The vest can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, so you can control all the lighting aspects at your fingertips. The Disco Dog app is available for iOS and Android devices. You can choose sparkles, stripes, and there is even an advertisement mode to use your dog as an updated adorable sandwich board.
This little vest isn’t just a canine fashion statement, it keeps your dog safe when you go for a walk together at night. The Disco Dog vest packs additional safety features for your pup as well. The vest can automatically go from lighting up the night to a scrolling “LOST DOG” sign when your dog runs out of range. This would be handy in a leash-free zone, or if your dog has a habit of breaking free.
LOST DOG MODE- Lost Dog Mode lets people know that your dog has run astray. When the dog runs too far away and the bluetooth connection is weakened or lost, the “Lost Dog” message is automatically displayed.
Full RGB LEDs, pick from thousands of colors
Connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE
Multiple animated modes, including sparkle, stripes, firefly, and alarm
Scroll any custom text on the vest
“LOST DOG” mode automatically activates when dog goes out of range
The Disco Dog mobile app makes it easy to control the LEDs from a distance. You can select animations or choose text mode and type in your message. There are also controls for brightness and color, including two-color gradients that flow across the vest. We’ll continue to add fun and useful animations as we refine the application.
The application will be available for both iOS and Android devices.
Note: This is a crowdfunded project, and as such may not deliver what its creators initially promise. Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk. SlashGear’s reporting on crowdfunded projects should in no way be seen as an endorsement, unless specifically stated, and we recommend closely examining the terms and conditions to understand your individual rights as a backer before making a pledge.