There is just something about wearing LEDs that immediately makes you think of a Sci-Fi film. We’ve seen LEDs starting to be played with in high fashion and onstage in concerts from designs from the likes of CuteCircuit but when we saw this doggie vest encrusted with LED lights, we just knew that it had to be our Sci-Fi Friday post!

Disco Dog is a smartphone controlled LED vest for your dog. It displays a variety of animated patterns and custom scrolling text in thousands of colors. You can choose an animation or type in a message using our Disco Dog application on your smartphone. The vest definitely gives your pet some flare but its not just all for fun.If your dog runs too far away and the connection is lost, the vest will show an automatic “LOST DOG” message, asking bystanders to help the lost pup find her way back.

Disco Dog successfully raised its goal on Kickstarter, earning over $22,000 for its vest it hopes to ship as early as September of this year. We can’t wait to start seeing some lit up dogs on the streets this Fall when we go for a walk.

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