Cats and consumer electronics might be two of Consumerist readers’ collective favorite things, but they don’t always go together very well. Meow Maximus has learned this over the years, as he’s combined computer mice with scroll wheels with long-haired kitties. Normally, he’s been able to open them up for thorough hair removal, but that didn’t work with the latest Logitech gaming mouse he bought. Consumers can’t open it up. Fortunately, it has one key feature: it’s made by Logitech.
Chris sent his HP Elitebook in for repair, only to learn that he had done something to void the warranty, and it wouldn’t be repaired. What was his heinous offense against technology? He owns a cat, and there’s fur inside the computer, causing HP to declare his computer a “biological hazard” and send it back un-repaired. He sent along photos that HP took of his disassembled computer and used to make the case that his computer wasn’t repairable.