These days it seems everyone has a mobile, and younger and younger when they get their first one. Manufacturers are continually coming out with all manner of new gimmicks to try and persuade us to get the latest version.
Personally, as long as it makes calls and sends texts, I'm satisfied.
Well, how about this: your dog, or cat for that matter, is about to get it's own phone!
There's a company in Minnesota, USA, who have developed a product called Pet Chatz. It's pricey though, at around £200 (or $350). What you get is a unit about the size of an American football that fits to your wall at your dogs eye level. It contains a screen, a chute for treats and a camera.
Using an app on your phone, or tablet, or computer, no matter where you are in the world, you can phone the unit and speak to your dog (I'm not making this up, honestly!). You can then get the unit to dispense treats while you chat about your day and find out how your dog is getting on without you.
The manufacturers are saying it's a new, fun way to interact with your pet. You wont be thinking that when the bill comes in and you find he's been phoning his pals long distance!
But actually . . . I love it! It will only be available in the USA and Canada when they launch it around May this year, but they're working on a European model already! Result!
Although, maybe I should get a dog first?!