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Scratching Post Hi/Fi Speakers

make hi/fi speaker covers that double up as cat scratching posts
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Many contemporary loud speakers have adopted a tall narrow tower profile, which just happens to be very attractive to cats.

Cats love scratching, plucking and clawing at anything with a texture, either horizontal like a carpet or standing upright like a speaker cabinet. Scratching posts are ugly, take up a lot of space, and cats may still head towards the speakers anyway. So there lies the problem but I have a solution.

Most hi/fi speakers come with a removable fabric covering to protect the fragile driver cones, so my idea is to replace this flimsy material with something more robust, (that cats will love) but is equally sound transparent.

With this in place, cats can enjoy using your expensive hi/fi speakers as scratching posts, but now with total impunity.

When the new covers get sufficiently plucked out, simply peel them off and return them to the factory on a refurb/exchange/replace programme to deter waste.

xenzag, Oct 11 2022

Hi/fi towers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233491532963
Perfect as cat scratchers [xenzag, Oct 13 2022]


doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022

       What [doc] said.
whatrock, Oct 11 2022

       But why stop at speakers? Generic scratch post protectors for wherever the cat is scratching, namely padded furniture. Buy a roll of it, cut to fit, peel off the paper in back to reveal the non staining sticky back, boom. Cat’s happy, furniture saved. Sell it in enough colors to match whatever furniture is being protected.   

       (Channeling 8th) “Or claymores with “This side faces cat” written on the front.”
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022

       I was going to suggest sticky side out
pocmloc, Oct 11 2022

       Love it!
21 Quest, Oct 11 2022

       //I was going to suggest sticky side out//   

       Channeling 8th well played sir, well played.   

       I think sticky stuff might wreck the furniture your'e trying to protect though so maybe just velcro strips attached with safety pin like deals.
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2022

       I see a dog fascinated by this new vertical object in its environment. It snuffles up to the base. It sniffs all around with furrowed brow. Then it turns a tight circle and cocks a leg.   

       [+] anyway.
pertinax, Oct 11 2022

       Two words: defenestration.
mylodon, Oct 11 2022

       That's three words.
RayfordSteele, Oct 12 2022

       So is this.
a1, Oct 13 2022

       But this isn't
pocmloc, Oct 13 2022

       Yes it is.
a1, Oct 13 2022

       + bun
xandram, Oct 14 2022

       Awesome from this homeowner whose house is being slowly scratched to death. Frisco needs one. or two.
blissmiss, Oct 15 2022


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