Made by a science outfit called Temptations Lab, the collar was said to record your cat’s utterances, translate them into human words and say them aloud. You could pick a voice for your cat (Frenchman? Baritone Aussie?) via a smartphone app.
"Chat With a Cat? Who Could Resist?" is from the January 15, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer A. Kingson and narrated by Kristi Burns.