Today’s smart gadgets do everything from warm your coffee mug to drive away burglars. And every year, more smart devices come to market trying to find a niche. In the rat race to attract consumers, some pretty interesting mouse traps are conceived — some that have the potential to revolutionize our lives and some that make minor tweaks. Here are five such gadgets you might not have heard of yet.

Billed as a “digital daycare for your pet”, the PetChatz is an interactive media station for dog and cat owners who want to check in with their furry friends while at work or vacation. The PetChatz offers a two-way interactive video that works like Skype for you and your pet. A call from your mobile device alerts your pet with a unique sound that signals you want to chat. And your pet can call you too!

Read the full article from Nerd’s magazine here.