Review: C3 Connect Dog Collar

It seems that every other time I take the dog for a walk, I either can't find his leash, or I forget it altogether—the latter necessitating a hasty retreat, lest Raleigh and I suffer under the lash of Bozeman's increasingly draconian leash laws.

With the C3 Connect, though, we no longer worry about such things. Though it sounds like a new broadband service, the C3 is actually a clever pet product from right here in Bozeman. It's both a collar and a leash, in one streamlined, low-profile package. The fabric is strong and lightweight, with a magnetic buckle for quick conversion—simply wrap for the collar, and unwrap for the leash. It's that easy—after initial sizing, that is, which does take a little trial-and-error.

If your own forgetfulness extends to bottle openers, fear not—the C3's got one built into the buckle. Also on the buckle is a QR code with your contact info, in case your dog gets lost. As if all that wasn't enough, you can choose from over a dozen standard colors & patterns, or a dozen more custom ones, so your pup can sport the style that suits his or her (or your) personality. $59;