Introducing Two New Litter Innovations from Modko: Flip Litter Box and Katch Litter Mat

Sat, May 19, 2012

Litter & Hygiene

The designers at Modko have been hard at working developing two new cat litter innovations that are being unveiled today a ICFF. First is Flip, their new convertible cat box. Flip gets its name from its hinged, magnetic lid which effortlessly opens with a finger and gratifyingly shuts with a snap. The top access makes it easy to clean without having to remove a separate lid like with most covered litter boxes. Flip is designed for use with a special liner made of seamless coated paperboard that is scratch-proof and liquid tight. Simply replace the liner once a month for easy clean-up. Flip measures 17” tall by 22” deep and 14“ wide and the entry opening is 8“ wide. Flip will be available in August for $90, but you can per-order now and get %20 off.

Modko is giving away 10 free Flip Litter Boxes! Visit modko.com and sign-up for their email newsletter to enter.

Along with Flip, Modko is introducing the Katch Litter Mat. Katch is made of a soft material that provides a slip-resistant surface for cats entering and exiting the litter box. The raised sides keep loose litter contained and make it easy to pour back in the box. Katch will be available in August for $20.

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18 Responses to “Introducing Two New Litter Innovations from Modko: Flip Litter Box and Katch Litter Mat”

  1. 1
    MonaLS

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Flip. Looks like a very smart design.

  2. 2
    Justine

    Looks like they’ve done a good job creating another smart-looking litterbox. Hope they will put up a video too.

  3. 3
    Pamela D

    I’ve been looking for something like this with an easy to open top.

  4. 4
    deb

    This looks really cool – sounds perfect for my “fountain” kitty!

  5. 5
    Terri

    This looks like a neat design but I have been looking for covered box with a lower opening for short legged or older kitties. Some of them tend to be too high and it makes it difficult to get in. Any suggestions or can a litter box company design one?

  6. 6
    Tony

    My cat LOVES his modkat litter box. I’m sure he’d live the Flip too!

  7. 7
    Josh

    How much are the liners?

  8. 8
    jmuhj

    Really love these products both design-wise and price-wise! Thank you for sharing products that are stylish, efficient and affordable. :)

  9. 9
    skibbie

    It is nice looking. Placing a litter box in the living room can be embarrassing, but I guess this would be fine.

    @Terri How about considering putting a little step in front of the litter box? That worked for me :)

  10. 10
    Betsy

    This looks like the designers are finally figuring out what is the best litterbox around – a $4 tupperware from WalMart with a hole cut in the side. I’ve been using that for almost a year now and its been the best thing ever. It’s way bigger than any litterbox I found, the male cat can’t pee on the ridge where the top and bottom meet and leak urine out the side, and oh, the top opens with just a pop. Did I mention it was $4? ;) Best “investment” yet!

    Oh and you can cut the hole any level you want :)

  11. 11
    stephy1771

    Aha! Finally a litter box that has both tall sides AND a lid (but is easy to clean without snapping off the whole lid!)!! We have one kitty who “aims high,” if you know what I mean — he overshoots even “high” walled boxes — but lidded boxes have that seam mid-way up all the way around, so urine catches in the join. This looks like the walls are even higher than high-walled boxes. This might end up on our wedding registry…

  12. 12
    HalloCat Mom

    Nice aesthetics, very nice, in fact. But I’m worried about the liners — not that they won’t work, but that (a) they are pricey, and (b) that one day, they might not be available. This particular design does not appear to accommodate other types of liners. Thoughts, anyone?

  13. 13
    Alexa

    I have a trash can that uses a tension band on the inside to hold the garbage bag in place and it works great, very similar to this so I can see it would work with other plastic liners. That said I do love the concept of the paper liners, my cat won’t rip through them and they hold liquid and last up to a month. I can definitely see the benefit for my use. This reminds me of a Muji product, less is more and great function.

  14. 14
    Helen

    A hello from across the pond. I shall be looking for two companions when i move into a medium size studio in a few months. From what i understand and the literature which i have read; it’s 1 litter box per cat and then a extra = 3 Litter boxes. I am not sure in the home i shall be creating for us that there will be room or the need for three litter boxes however i certainly shall not only be providing one. At around £46 it’s still a little costly but is a very practical and reasonable in comparison to others I have come across. With two of these boxes in a open living space i think they would provided and continuity with regards to furnishings as well as the most important factor providing my two fury [future] companions the room to do there ‘business’ in comfort.

  15. 15
    lana

    So clean, simple, and chic! Can`t wait to see this in person.. I hope i win ;) My weird ugly litter box is put to shame next to this beaut!

  16. 16
    Simone

    I received the Flip litter box a few weeks ago now – LOVE IT. I live in Manhattan – limited space and I have 3 older cats (15 yr+) 2 boys and 1 girl with 1 litter box. Used to have a standard covered litter box – the boys would never squat and would hit right on the middle seam – and their pee would end up outside the box. Had to have a tray below the litter box to avoid it going on the floor. Flip solved the problem – with no seam mid way up everything stays in the box. I keep the lid flipped half way open all the time and my one boy likes it much better – more light for his old eyes? LINERS – My girl scratches to cover all the time but the cardboard liner is fine – no holes, scratches etc. With 3 cats the liners don’t last as long, of course, but they make cleanup a breeze. Box wipes down easily. LOOKS – looks much nicer than my old one. CUSTOMER SERVICE – I emailed a question and got a very prompt response. COSTS – you could do this cheaper – cut a hole in the side or front of a Rubbermaid container but I am at the stage of life where I can afford a few nice things and this is worth every penny in my book. I use crystal litter and it lasts a day or two longer now with the liner. OVERALL Very happy. Highly recommend it!

  17. 17
    Margaret

    I got a Flip for my two cats when it first became available. I love it, but the cats don’t. That is, one of them (presumably the male) can’t keep the relevant anatomy inside the box. Four times I’ve discovered a puddle under the box. Ugh.

    What is really strange about this is the Flip replaced a box that was very similar in size and shape. In five years he’s only once missed the box. The opening on that litter box (a (sadly) discontinued Rubbermaid product with no lid and high sides) is slightly angled, like a funnel. I believe this helps my elderly male position himself correctly. (But since I’ve never caught anyone in the act, I could be entirely wrong.)

    I didn’t change the brand of litter or my scooping schedule. I even tried folding back the lid (which really makes the box look ugly since you’re seeing the “wrong” side of things). Still a problem.

    I have nothing but good things to say about the company, the quality of the product, and the customer service. Maybe my cats are just weird, but don’t be surprised if the box creates more problems than it fixes.

  18. 18
    BETTY

    I find it annoying that all these boxes are dark and short ;ventilation seems never a consideration. We all know what port a potties are like, why must our pets be put into dark airless boxes?


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