Pet monitors are a must if you need to be away from your furry babies for an extended amount of time. Nowadays we have smart monitors that can give us a 24/7 live feed of what’s going on in our homes. You can keep an eye on your adorable dog, be aware of any intruders in the house, or just make sure the UPS guy is actually delivering your packages like he says he is. Now with the Petcube Bites camera, you can use your smartphone to remotely deliver a treat to your puppy for good behavior, and I guess reward the UPS man, too.
Petcube Bites is a Wi-Fi-enabled interactive pet camera that originally started as a Kickstarter project last year. The interactive part comes from the fact that the Petcube Bites includes a built-in treat dispenser that lets your remotely fling a treat toward your pet using your smartphone. You can use a finger swipe to aim and throw the treat, like a real-life Nintendogs!
The Petcube Bites can hold up to 2 pounds of treats of up to 1-inch in size. The device will notify you when the supply is running low, and an update will be coming to the Petcube app that will let you order refills from Amazon directly from the app.
The Petcube companion app for both iOS and Android can also be used for regular pet monitoring with a 24/7 live video. The Petcube Bites camera features a 1080p camera with night vision and a wide-angle lens, so you can keep close tabs on your pet regardless of light conditions. The 2-way audio lets you talk with your pet, so you can praise your puppy as you treat it as well as hear him bark back. The device features sound and motion sensors to send you alerts whenever there’s any major disturbance at home.
Normally the Petcube Bites camera can only store 4 hours of video history in the cloud, but it comes with a 30-day trial of the Petcube Care service for extended recording. A 10-day recording history costs $10 a month and $5 a month for each additional device while a 30-day history will be $30 a month and $15 for each additional device.
The Petcube Bites camera will retail for $249.99. It now available for pre-order and will release on July 24. Like any modern smart device, it will come in three colors: Matte Silver, Rose Gold, and Carbon Black.