There’s no shortage of excessively fancy dog houses out there for pup lovers to lust over, but this new soundproof kennel from Ford makes us humans want to crawl into a doggie bed.
The automaker adapted its car soundproofing technology for the kennel, which is able to block out noises like fireworks (and, we assume, off-tune caroling). The angular dog house is built from layers of sound and vibration-deadening materials, including a soundproof ventilation layer, acoustic isolation panels, and a final layer of noise-canceling speakers.
What are those speakers for exactly? As if all of the above isn’t enough, the kennel, like many high-end headphones, is outfitted with microphones that detect loud noises and cue the speakers to pipe in sound-canceling frequencies.
Like Ford’s other soothing smart bed, the dog house is unfortunately still just a prototype. Here’s hoping the car manufacturer will iron out the technology, and make an anxiety-reducing retreat that’s big enough for humans, too.