Do you leave the TV on for your dogs when you leave the house? Do you make sure your cat has plenty of toys so she doesn’t destroy the couch? But do you really know what your furry friends are up to all day; starting the moment you leave the house? Petcube is a camera and interactive Wi-Fi pet monitor that allows owners to “watch, talk and play with their pet from their smartphone, no matter where they are.”
You can talk to your pets through your smartphone and the camera’s built-in microphone and speaker, and you can even play laser games with them via its controllable laser pointer, say, while in line at the coffee shop or during lunch. This way you can make sure they get some exercise by chasing a red dot instead of lolling around all day.
The sleek little Petcube works with iOS and Android and allows you to share photos taken with the Petcube camera with family members, friends and social media. You can also link up with public Petcubes and meet pet lovers from around the world also sharing pics and footage of their animal buddies.
The wide-angle camera (138º) features high-quality, real-time HD video. Its dimensions are 3.8 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches and it weights circa 2 pounds. Price is $199.
Petcube is based in San Francisco with additional offices in Kyiv, Ukraine and Shenzhen, China.