Gone are the days when pet owners had to feel guilty about being gone for hours at a time. Welcome to the smart future, where automatically locking and unlocking pet doors, cameras with two-way options, and treat dispensers allow you to care for your pets whether you are home or not.
For busy cat and dog owners, the Petcube product can help ease the guilt of being away. Concerns for pet parents that have long days away from the home include worrying that their pets might get too hot or cold, that they might run out of food or water, that they will have accidents indoors, and even that they might get depressed.
There are lots of smart products available today that help take care of most of these worries, from smart pet doors to smart thermostats which can be checked and controlled remotely. Keeping pets happy, however, is a whole different beast.
Petcube is here to save the day for your lonely dogs and cats. They have two smart products that can help you interact with your pets no matter where you are.
The Petcube Play is an indoor interactive Wi-Fi camera that allows you to monitor, talk to, and even interact with your dog or cat.
- With 1080p HD and night vision, you can check in on your pet whenever, wherever. The camera also features a 138 degree wide angle view as well as the option for 3x zoom.
- The camera features two-way audio so you are able to not only see, but also speak to your pets. This is especially useful if you have young pets that are still in training, as you’ll be able to stop them from acting up by issuing a command they can hear. You can also, of course, tell them how much you love and miss them.
- Petcube play is built to allow you to play with your pets, too. There is a built-in laser toy that can be used two ways. You can access the laser from an app on your phone and play with your pets in real time, or you can turn on the autoplay option to encourage your pets to play and exercise throughout the day.
Petcube Bites is a camera and treat tosser that works both as a pet monitor and a training aid.
- The device can hold up to 100 treats at once, and then can shoot treats up to 6 feet.
- Treat tossing can be managed manually through the app, or scheduled to happen at specific times of the day.
- Treats can also be automatically reordered as needed.
- Petcube Bites also works with Amazon’s Alexa, which can enable pet playtime.
- The device is also a camera, so you can stream your pets in 1080p HD with a 138 degree wide angle view.
The Petcube Play device retails for $200, and the Petcube Bites retails for $250, but both can be found on Amazon for a better deal, with Prime shipping. Both devices can also be bundled on the Petcube website with multiple devices for a better deal, including a deal that includes one of each device.