This smart pet toy called PlayDate is a combination of all the trendiest of current design trends (household objects that connect to your smartphone, toys for pets that will be appreciated much more by humans, and things with cameras that you can use to spy on your own house). The PlayDate is, essentially, a ball, but one that a) you can move around with your phone and b) has a camera inside of it. This allows you to keep your pet stimulated when you are not even at home. And if that sound fun to you, you're not the only one—the product has raised $338,087 on Indiegogo after setting a $60,000 goal.
• PlayDate: World's First Pet Camera in a Smart Ball [Indiegogo]