When a cat enters the protected zone, the Sunbeam® Sensor Egg Automatic Cat Deterrent detects its presence and emits a burst of air. The sound that it creates startles the cat and natural instincts take over and causes the cat to leave the area.
Sunbeam® Sensor Egg Automatic Cat Deterrent is rated
2.3 out of
Rated 2 out of
Extremely inefficientThe biggest flaw with this sensor egg is the initial spray that blasts every time you turn it on. 10 seconds after you press the power button, it shoots an unnecessary burst of air that wastes the supply in the canister and confuses the cat. So if you turn it on twice a day, before leaving for work and going to bed, you're wasting 14 sprays a week that serves absolutely no purpose but to deplete the can and force you to buy a new one (it sprays like this regardless of where it's placed, even if you cover up the sensor). I would estimate that over 80% of the air in the canister was used on this initial warning spray.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 2 out of
Lots of waste, poor designMy cats were terrified and I was dancing in victory for about two weeks. But upon installing the 3rd can, the cheap seal that the air can sits in broke and would not hold the seal. Having dealt frequently with compressed CO2 during my paintball years, I could tell that the seal was not designed to last. It was about as strong as a balloon. I'm still trying to find a replacement seal but not having much luck.
Also, as someone else mentioned, the open and fold design and the way the can screws in is very poor and awkward to install. You have to be quick or you waste a lot of air.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 4 out of
Love this product!The first one I bought was defective and drained the can of air as soon as I loaded it. So I returned it to the store and got another one and it works great! We adopted 2 adult cats from a shelter but made the decision when we got them not to let them sleep in our bedroom. The first few months every morning when the alarm went off they would scratch and meow at the door. But soon it became earlier and earlier until they were waking us up at 4:00am. My husband was ready to send them back! We tried double sided tape on the door and barricades but nothing worked until we found this product. It has worked beautifully since the day we got it. The cats have learned not to sit outside our door anymore, they don't even make a peep until I come out and turn it off. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 1 out of
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Horrible product!!!I am on my second sensor egg. The first one stopped working after a month. It starting just clicking and sputtering when it senses motion. I threw away my teceipt so had to buy a new one. I’ve had the new one for EIGHT DAYS and it is doing the exact thing. The box says one year warranty so I called the warranty number. The lady on the phone said she could offer me a completely different product; that they don’t warranty the unit...just the money you spent on the unit. She offered me an air purifier. What the heck is an air purifier going to do to keep my cats out of my living room???? So basically BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of
Works perfectly--What is with all these n reviews?Bought it very dubiously but was desperately trying to keep cats out of bedroom. Worked like a charm; after a few days the cats avoided the bedroom door altogether and gave me indignant looks. Emits a hiss and stream of cold air, which I rarely hear unless I am the cause--the cats now avoid my bedroom. Shockingly successful. Try this thing if you are trying to keep a cat away from something--bedroom, house plant, sofa, Christmas tree, etc. I've already recommended this to several people. Seems like it would be a failure. It's not. It's great.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 4 out of
Worked in one day!Love this product! My cat will not jump on the table since the day we bought this. I don't even have to turn it on anymore. The sound petrified him and once he realized it happened when he jumped on the table, that was it. It took one day. I did not give it five stars because I don't like how it goes off automatically after you turn it on. It is a waste of air. The replacement cans are also hard to get but since I really no longer need to turn it on (the presence of it is enough for our cat), I have not had to order the replacement cans. The product does what it said it would. My dining room table is cat free thanks to the Sensor Egg.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 4 out of
It's the best I've found so far!We have trouble with our cats voiding in the living room. We bought the canister and the cats have stayed out of it...until the canister empties. It works great when it is full. We have found the same issue with the can losing air when you place it in the egg but found we need to make sure the can hasn't been shaken in any way before we put it in the egg for it to not release air. Also, I feel as if we need to replace the canister about once a week which can be very expensive. We will continue to purchase this though until someone comes out with a better product. It is worth it to keep the cats out of the living room.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of
Best deterrent yet!I've bought 20-30 different products - usually something you spray on furniture, carpets etc. Nothing works - and some left stains. I tried all the other remedies others claimed worked from them, bubble wrap on furniture or taped to corners, spritzing with water bottle. Again no luck. I've moved this from item to item (flat screen tv, curtains, antique rug - and all 3 cats have finally learned where they can climb and play and where they cannot. And, because I'm not the one hissing at them - unlike me spritzing them, I'm not the bad guy. Wish this was around 17 years ago when I had my other cats.