Lamest Gadget of the Month: Go Dog Go

While it’s still nice out, you probably like to take a little trip, or spend sometime outside, with man’s best friend.

And what do we usually do with our dogs? Throw tennis balls to them, of course.

But here is a great example of American laziness.


The GoDogGo is an automatic tennis ball launcher. Yup, that’s right, Americans are now even too lazy to throw a freaking tennis ball to their dog. Let’s look at how tiring this can be.

You pick up a ball, tilt back your arm, move your arm forward and release. Here’s the most exhausting part, your dog runs after the ball and returns it to you. Wow. I just worked up a sweat thinking about it.

So here’s how the GoDogGo works.

You can load up to fifteen balls and have it launch them every 7 to 14 seconds. It can be set up to go from 15 feet to 30 feet, so you may still have to go outside to use it. I know, what a drag. Even the manual setting isn’t even really “manual” as you can use a remote control to dictate how many balls to launch.


The GoDogGo can be plugged into an outlet using an AC adapter, if your around an outlet, or it can use 6 D batteries for a whooping five hours of use if you’re out and about.

Now if you weren’t already sold on this awesome product, the price will defiantly get you. The GoDogGo will only set you back $149.95.

Or, you could just go to PetSmart and buy a tennis ball for under a buck. Then you could actually throw the damn thing and spend some real quality time with your pooch.

To be fair, it looks like it actually works, and the dog in the above video seems to be having a good time. But, have we really become this lethargic?

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  1. guest says:

    You've obviously never had a dog, or an active one at least. You have zero idea how much dogs like border collies, labs, cattle dogs, etc want to play. Most people dont have time to throw a ball for 8 hours because thats how long many dogs will go, including mine. Perhaps you should atr least try raising a dog before commenting on something you clearly have no understanding of! Thanks and enjoy!

  2. guest says:

    I have to disagree. Sure it can be tiring, but so what? This gadget may have temporary "cute" appeal, but it's just that: a gadget. I grew up with high-energy dogs, and I still own one now (Lab).

  3. To be honest I would never call it a lamest gadet.

  4. Simon says:

    i think it's a great idea for people who have to leave dogs for so long during the day due to work commitments. It can only improve on the dogs quality of life and that's a good thing right?

  5. GUEST says:

    I agree that this is a great product. We have a very energetic dog and we do our best to play with her every day, but that's like 20 minutes out of her whole day. I know she would play more during the day if we had the time, but when you work during the day and only have 5 hours between work and bed time there's only so much time you can spend with the dog. We are thinking about getting one of these so that she can have fun for more than 20 minutes a day (and when we're out of town). It's not to replace the time you spend with your dog, but to supplement it. Plus, when it gets really cold out in the winter, we tend to shorten her play time, but with this thing, she could play for as long as she wants, even after we've succumbed to the -10 wind chill.