Posted by Nicci | Posted in Pets | Posted on 29-02-2012
As Seen On TV products are well-known as innovations that solve problems. Sometimes, they even solve problems you didn’t know you had until you see the perfect product to eliminate all hassles involved with whatever task or chore is at hand. Though infomercial products are generally creative inventions that make life easier, occasionally, a product comes along that attempts to solve a problem that doesn’t even exist.
Enter the Katsak.
Katsak was promoted on QVC in the early 1990s as an As Seen On TV cat toy designed to keep your family’s feline entertained. If you’ve ever owned a cat, you know that an unentertained cat is a fat cat, and that finding a toy to keep your cat busy can be a chore. Cats are definitely finicky. The Katsak was created to appeal to a cat’s natural instincts:
As a cat owner and reformed Crazy Cat Lady, I can speak with full authority when I say that cats do, in fact, love bags and crinkly noises–preferably in the middle of the night. However, I can also say with full authority that Katsak, at $24.35, does not fill any need. Crinkly sounding bags are freely available whenever you buy your groceries or stop at your local discount store. I’m sure my cat would totally dig Katsak–preferably in the middle of the night–but I could easily save my $25 and leave a plastic WalMart bag or brown paper grocery sack on the living room floor.
We’ve talked before about pitchmen and how their sale techniques can really create a desire to buy. I’m thinking perhaps Mike Rowe, who is selling Katsack in the above QVC video, could take a lesson or two from Anthony Sullivan. I mean, you can tell that Rowe thinks the Katsack is a ridiculous waste of money, and he seems to be completely bored with his job. Of course, if I were making a living pitching overpriced sacks, I might be a little uninspired by my work as well.
Despite the ludicrousness of the Katsak, there are a number of infomercial products for your cat or dog that are well worth the money. From grooming to safety to play, infomercial pet care products can keep your dog or cat healthy, fit, and entertained. For a full listing of the infomercial pet products we offer, please visit our As Seen On TV pet product catalog.