The Wi-Fi-enabled box cleans itself, reduces litter usage up to 50%, manages odors with a carbon-filtered waste drawer, and settings can be controlled via an app on your smartphone. You can lock the buttons on the actual box so your cat doesn’t mess with them; you can set a 3-, 7-, or 15-minute delay before the unit cycles (after your cat has used the box); and it’ll notify you when the waste drawer needs to be manually emptied. Otherwise, just set it and forget it.
Promising review: “Hands down best money I’ve ever spent. Less kitty litter used, no more scooping, happy kitty because her litter is always clean, no more doggie curiosity. Best invention for cat parents. My only caveat was I bought compostable trash bags to use when my original supply of Kitty Robot liners ran out. My ‘hack’ is that I put the entire bin inside a compostable trash bag and slide the edges of the bag under the clips near the air vent. Then, slide whole bin back in place carefully. Once it’s time to empty it, I just pull the bag and toss. Voila!” —Julieana T.
Get it from Litter-Robot for $549 (available in two colors).