Are you Bowlingual?
by Mark R
I just saw the movie Up with my kids the other day, and if you haven’t seen it, you should. I’m not spoiling anything by saying that there are several scenes with talking dogs, because they put several of those scenes on the commercial.
I’m going to assume that the Bowlingual is nowhere near the cool tech from Up, but TakaraTomy says its as easy as “place the bark-sensor collar around your pup’s neck, then grab the wireless controller and the Bowlingual Voice will speak on your dog’s behalf”.
You have to ask yourself what the remote control is for. Perhaps it is to toggle it into different languages, like that dial on the dog collars on Up that could change languages and dialects.
Okay, does anyone else think that this device is a load of bark? If this technology works, why isn’t it being applied to all animals? I remember in the movie Congo this ape that could use sign language on an electric glove to speak to others, so let’s get a “Meowlingual” working, huh?
In all honesty, most of the time, my dog speaks without barking. For example, when she paces near the door, she’s saying: “hey, man, I got to go out, you know what I mean, out?” Make a Bowlingual for that, Takara Tomy!
Well, if it does work, I hope it gives my dog a good voice, not like the Alpha dog Doberman in Up. I’m not going to spoil that joke, just see the film and buy this Bowlingual product, maybe.