Your pets are always there for you when you need them, and now, you can return the favor — even if you’re not physically there. Thanks to the two newest camera products from Petcube, animal lovers can put their guilt and anxiety aside, and stay connected by way of the Petcube Bites and Petcube Play. They have both launched on Kickstarter at a pre-order price, so if you’re planning any summer getaways, this may be the gift you didn’t know Fido and Whiskers needed.
The first new product, Petcube Bites, is described as “an all-in-one interactive treat cam, which creates a rewarding treat experience for owners and their pets.” Intended to help owners care for, treat, and reward their pets from afar, you can use the Petcube app to “throw” treats directly from your smartphone. With a 1080p HD video, 4x digital zoom, night vision, and automatic refill delivery technology, you’ll be able to interact in real time with your dog, cat, or whatever other animal you may be trying to train by way of two-way audio. And because it really is a full-stack solution, Petcube Bites uses the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) to track when your pet’s treats are running low, and prompt you to place a refill order.
Then, there’s Petcube Play, branded as “the next-generation of the Petcube Camera.” This interactive camera allows you to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship with your pet, thanks to an optimized laser toy and autoplay mode that will keep your pets entertained even when you don’t have the time to do so. Features include 1080p HD video, 24/7 video recording, 4x digital zoom, two-way audio, sound and motion alerts, and night vision.
Regardless of whether you choose the Bites or the Play, you’ll be privy to a trial subscription of Petcube Care, a new video cloud recording service that will soon make its debut. By providing owners with 10 or 30 days of cloud recorded history, the service hopes to help owners rest assured that their pets are safe at home, even when they’re alone.
“As pet parents ourselves, we want to see products for pets that are designed with as much care as products for people,” said Yaroslav Ahznyuk, CEO and co-founder of Petcube. “We’re looking into what’s possible with technology and creating innovative products that connect people and their pets. I believe five years from now, most pets will be connected through technology.”
Both products are currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, with the Petcube Play priced at $119 and the Petcube Bites coming in at $149. But act fast — these devices have a history of selling quickly, proving just how much we really do love the furriest members of our families.