I think this is absolutely genius. It's called the Meow Pix Camera -- a camera specifically designed for taking photos of your cats! I don't know about you, but whenever I try taking pictures of my kitties I make weird noises, clap my hands, try dangling string in front of the lens, anything to get them to look up at me in time to get a good shot. This handy dandy contraption takes care of all that -- with flashing lights and sound effects that meow (oh my gosh) cat guardians can relax, and leave all the attention-grabbing work to the camera! It's available at modcloth for $54.
Maybe if I tell myself it's actually a present for Hypatia I can justify buying it? ;-D