Millions of individuals are forced to leave their pets at home alone on a daily basis. Of course, this is stressing for both the owner and pet, but there is nothing that either can do to change it. Well, that is until now. The Petcube Play is a compact camera system that consists of premium components and features. The Petcube app connects the unit with smartphones and tablets, so owners and their pets can interact, when miles separate them.
The Petcube Play and Petcube Bites idea was pitched on the KICKSTARTER crowdfunding website. The campaign was a hit, raising $319,193 with 2,229 enthusiastic backers. Of course, this is not the team’s first KICKSTARTER campaign. The Petcube Camera was released on the market two years prior and with a successful ending, the team decided to give it another shot.
Petcube Bites is an all-in-one interactive treat dispenser and camera. The Petcube app allows owners to remotely treat their pet, with a single finger tap. You can feed your pet on demand or create a schedule for random treat dispensing. The unit is designed for a tabletop or wall mount placement (mounting kit is included in the package). The removable inner container (dishwasher safe) allows for a thorough cleaning and mess-free refills. Of course, you do not need to remove the container when refilling. Instead, you just pop the top off and fill with your pet’s favorite treats. The maximum holding capacity is 3 pounds of 1” or less treats.
- 1080p HD Camera – allows owners to monitor their pet’s activity 24/7, by accessing a real-time video stream. You can also record and save videos on Cloud for up to 30 days. The 138-degree angle lens will provide a wider viewing area, so you will not skip a beat. The 4x digital zoom will also allow users to capture closer views of their home surrounding.
- Motion Sensor – will detect your pet’s presence and automatically snap a selfie, so you can share it with your friends. Notifications will also be sent to your app-enabled device every time the motion sensor is triggered.
- Treating Schedules – can be created through the Petcube app. You will receive a notification, before each treat is dispensed. You can customize the sound from your favorite tunes stored in your library or record your very own personal message. Treats can also be dispensed every time the motion sensor is triggered.
- Night Vision – is a special treat for owners that work the graveyard shift. The Night Vision Technology will allow you to see your pet in low-light conditions.
- Two-Way Speaker- allows pets and their owners to audibly interact with each other.
- Sound Sensor – detects low and high level sounds. When the sensor is triggered, an immediate notification will be sent your app-enabled device.
The Petcube Play is a successor of the Petcube Camera. However, its size has been drastically reduced to 3” X 3” X 3” to give it a more eye appealing appearance. The only difference in the Petcube Play and Petcube Bites, besides size and design is the laser pointer. The Petcube Play is embedded with a laser pointer that can be controlled remotely via the app interface. You will have three different finishes to choose from, including carbon black, rose gold, and matte silver.
Monthly Subscription Fees
The only downside to these devices is the monthly subscription (optional). However, consumers will have two different Petcube Care packages to choose from, with a 10 or 30-day storage and video history. Every purchase includes a 3-month trial subscription, which initiates on activation. Each device is backed up by a 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.
The Petcube Play will be released on November 15, 2016. You can preorder right now by clicking on the Amazon link listed below. Prime members will receive free shipping. Petcube Bites development is running on time and should be released in December 2016.