x

RSS Newsfeeds

See all RSS Newsfeeds

Global Regions

United States ( XML Feed )

Jul 21, 2016 9:36 EST

Petcube Bites + Petcube Play: Treat & Care for Pets Remotely. Two interactive cameras that let you care for your pets remotely 24/7. One to treat and reward, the other for play and exercise.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 21, 2016

Petcube Bites + Petcube Play: Treat & Care for Pets Remotely

Two interactive cameras that let you care for your pets remotely 24/7. One to treat and reward, the other for play and exercise.

About this project

Goto: Petcube Bites I Petcube Play I Petcube AppPetcube Care

Reimagining Pet Care

With the introduction of Petcube Bites and Petcube Play, we want to put pet parents’ anxieties to rest and inspire new forms of human-pet interactions. We create products that enable people to virtually care for their pets and always feel connected. 

Petcube Bites creates a fun, rewarding experience for you and your pet. With the tap of your finger on the Petcube app screen, fling treats remotely. Train your pet with positive reinforcement, correct bad behaviors, play fetch with treats, and praise and reward your pet — all from your smartphone.

Petcube Play promotes play and exercise with your pet, using the built-in interactive laser toy and advanced camera features. Remotely play with you pet by dragging or tapping your finger on the Petcube app screen to move the laser dot. See, talk to and have fun with your pet anytime, anywhere.

Petcube got its start on Kickstarter with our first product, Petcube Camera, thanks to the incredible support from our initial backers. This 2nd time around, we’re excited to bring our new products first to the Kickstarter community.

As Featured In

Petcube lets you maintain a long-distance relationship with your pet Fast Company 

The Petcube Bites lets users toss their dog or cat treats to reward them for good behavior, and the Petcube Play comes with a laser toy that lets users play with their cat (or dog) to build stronger bonds — The Verge

Petcube is the savior that lonely pets everywhere have been waiting for  Business Insider

Entertain your pet from anywhere  TechCrunch

Spying on your pet is now easy and addictive  GigaOm 

Petcube Bites

Take a bite out of boredom with the most advanced treat cam of its kind. Care for, train and reward your pet when you’re away, no matter the time of day. Praise and reward your furry one by delivering treats on-demand or on a schedule. 
 
  • View your pet in clear 1080p HD, and get up close and personal with 4x digital zoom. Great in low-light and no-light conditions with night vision.
  • Interact with your furry ones using 2-way audio, and leave personalized messages when dispensing treats. 
  • Have your pets get in touch with you. Get notified of your pet’s movements with sound and motion alerts. 
  • Never run out of treats. Petcube Bites and Amazon Dash Replenishment help make sure you always have treats when you need them.

Petcube Bites — The Best Bits

View and Interact with Your Pets 24/7
 
 
 
 
See and interact with your pets any time of day through the Petcube app. With night vision, find out what they’re up to in the middle of the night.
 

 

Listen & Talk to Your Pets

Have a heart-to-heart conversation with your pet from anywhere in the world. Using the push-to-talk feature in the Petcube app, you can chat with your pets as if you’re in the same room.

Reward, Train, and Play Games by Flinging Treats

 

Give your pet some positive reinforcement. Then, play a game of fetch when you launch a treat through the Petcube app. To fling a treat, tap the treat icon on the app screen. Feeling generous? Choose the option to dispense treats when triggered by motion or sound detection.

Schedule Treats and Leave Personalized Messages

If your busy life gets in the way, schedule treats and leave personalized messages to show your pet you care. Through the Petcube app, select day of the week, time, and treat quantity selection. A fun default sound is played before the treat is triggered. Customize your sound from our music library, or better yet, leave a personal recorded message.

Snap & Share Pet Selfies

We know how much you love your pet, so pet selfies are something to be treasured. Using the Petcube app, capture images from the live video stream, which you can share. A ‘selfie’ snapshot can be taken automatically if the camera detects your pet in front of the camera.

Easy to Use and Set-up

Easy as 1-2-3. You’ll be guided through the Petcube app with bluetooth setup and connection with your home WiFi network.

Record Videos and Never Miss a Moment

If you’ve been thinking about your pet all day, you don’t want to miss your pet’s moments. Have peace of mind when you’re away from home. Record and save videos locally on your smartphone. With the optional new Petcube Care service, save videos on the cloud, so you can rewind and play 10 or 30 days of history.

Load Treats Easily 

 

Add treats to the container from the top. It’s that easy. The level or number of treats in the container shows up in your Petcube app. This is measured by built-in sensors in the walls of the container.

Refill Treats 

Never run out of treats. When your treat volume is low, you will receive an app push notification letting you know when it’s time to refill.

Reorder Treats Automatically 

When you enroll in Amazon Dash Replenishment in the Petcube app, Petcube Bites will track your pet’s treat consumption and automatically reorder treats when you’re running low. We will send you reminder notifications when it’s time to re-order via push notification and email.

Cleaning Made Simple 

 

Cleaning is hassle-free. The inner container is removable and snaps into position with plastic hooks. It’s easy to remove, clean and also dishwasher safe.

Treat Capacity and Size Capacity

Current capacity is 3 lbs, no less than 100 treat pieces. Supports any treat size up to 1 inch.

Mount on the Wall or Place on a Flat Surface

Petcube Bites looks beautiful in any setting. You just have to decide on the most convenient spot to place or mount it. You can place it on any flat surface (table, shelf), or you can choose to mount it on the wall using the two drywall anchor screws that are included in the mounting kit.

Summary

Petcube Play

Enjoy virtual playtime and exercise with laser accuracy. Petcube Play is the evolution of our award-winning Petcube Camera. See, talk to, play and exercise your pets when you’re away.
 
  • See your pet in clear 1080p HD video, and zoom in for a close-up with 4x digital zoom. Check in on your pets with great clarity in low-light or no-light conditions with night vision. 
  • Play with your pet using the laser toy, and turn on autoplay mode to keep your pet entertained when your busy schedule gets in the way.
  • With a redesigned Wi-Fi antenna and bluetooth setup, Petcube Play is optimized for seamless connectivity. 
  • Your pet can get in touch with you. Get notified with sound and motion alerts. 

Petcube Play — The Best Bits 

 View and Interact with Your Pets 24/7 

Catch them in the act. See and interact with your pets any time of day through the Petcube app. 

Night Vision

 

You may be surprised to find out your pet is a night owl. Use night vision to  see what your pets are up to in the dead of night.

Listen & Talk to Your Pets 

Chat up your pet when you’re away from home. The push-to-talk feature in the Petcube app lets you communicate with your pets.

Play with an interactive laser pointer 

 

Take a break for some fun and games with your pet. With optimized accuracy, control the laser pointer on the Petcube app screen. Wherever you finger touches the app screen is where the laser dot will land. Too busy to play? Use autoplay mode to keep your furry one entertained.

Certified, Safe Laser for Pets and Humans 

The built-in FDA class IIIa, IEC 3R laser is certified, safe for humans and pets. As with any light source or light beam, we recommend that you never shine direct light in your pet’s eyes.

Redesigned, More Compact

Petcube Play is smaller compared to its predecessor, Petcube Camera, with nearly a 58% reduction in size. Petcube Play is redesigned with rounded, curved corners. Dimensions are 3x3x3 inches.

Snap & Share Pet Selfies

Your pet should be a star. Using the Petcube app, capture images from the live video stream, which you can instantly share. A ‘selfie’ snapshot can be taken automatically if the camera detects your pet in front of the camera.

Record Videos and Catch Them in the Act

Stop wondering what your pets are up to when you’re away. Record and save videos locally on your smartphone. With the optional Petcube Care service, save videos on the cloud, so you can rewind and play 10 or 30 days of history.

Easy to Use and Set-Up

We’ve made it easy. You’ll be guided through the Petcube app with bluetooth setup and connection with your home WiFi network.

Summary

 Petcube Bites & Petcube Play: A Winning Combination

Both Petcube Bites and Petcube Play deliver unique interactive experiences that you remotely control through the Petcube app on your smartphone. You can choose both devices, or pick the solution that works best for you and your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

Design at our Core

Beautiful design is at the core of who we are and the embodiment of what Petcube represents. We design products with aesthetics in mind: sleek, elegant, playful and accessible.
 
 

Petcube Bites is an elegant all-in-one camera and treat dispenser designed with clean lines, symmetry, and beautiful finish. It looks good in any indoor setting.

 

Petcube Play is an evolution of the Petcube Camera. More compact, and smaller than its predecessor, the front face of the camera is now friendlier with curved, rounded corners.

 

We’ve introduced a range of colors with our entire Petcube product lineup to give you more choice — match to your decor and individual personality. Choose from 3 color options: Matte Silver, Rose Gold, and Carbon Black.

Petcube is a hit with pet lovers everywhere

From Dog Parents

I absolutely LOVE my Petcube! I love that I can check in on my puppy and older dog whenever I have a chance and that our family and friends can also play and interact with them. We laugh so much at what they do during the day and the laser has been a big hit and being able to talk to them when they are getting into things. Thomas Willet

As far as I’m concerned, Petcube paid for itself tonight. My neighbor texted while I was out to dinner to apologize for getting my dog riled up with a late night grocery delivery. I logged in and heard her yowling, but once she heard my voice she calmed right down. Success. — M.J.

From Cat Parents

I’m very happy I bought Petcube. It has delivered amazingly on its promise of giving me and my wife more time with our cat. It’s a lot of fun playing occasionally with him during work day breaks or when commuting.
— Serhiy K.

This is fabulous. We travel a lot and although our pet sitter is great, there is nothing like seeing them live. What a de-stresser for us as we can talk to and see our kitties. Wonderful concept built by obvious pet lovers. — D. Leon

Petcube App

The Petcube app will have a redesigned UI/UX, and enable you to universally control any Petcube device you own — Petcube Bites, Petcube Play, and Petcube Camera. See, talk to and interact with your pet remotely – all through the Petcube app on your smartphone (iOS and Android compatible).

  • The app provides a great stand-alone experience. Join a global pet lover community, snap and share pics, and play with other real pets via Public Petcube Cameras. 
  • Access Petcube Care through the app, so you can rewind and review your video recorded timeline history of all the moments you missed while you were away. 
  • A feature for multiple camera devices tied to a single account will be made available as a software update to the Petcube app this fall.

 Petcube Care

Never miss a moment with Petcube Care, our new cloud video recording service. Capture and automatically record your pet’s activities 24/7 through the service. Have peace of mind that your pets are happy and safe when you’re away from home. Petcube Care is available as a subscription service for all Petcube camera products. 

  • The Petcube Care subscription starts at $10/month for 10 days of history or $30/month for 30 days of history. Rewind and review 10 or 30 days of video history. 
  • All your pet’s moments are recorded in a chronological video timeline, so you never miss a thing. Video recording is triggered by major sound, motion, or interactions initiated by you or your pet. 
  • Petcube Care can filter out unimportant sound and motion events, so you only receive relevant notifications. 
  • All Petcube Bites and Petcube Play backers will receive a special
    3-month free trial subscription of Petcube Care when they activate their cameras.
Petcube Care — Beta User Testimonials
 
 
 
Petcube Care is amazing! I’m constantly fostering multiple special needs kittens at once. The Petcube allows me to check in on them at anytime. But the Petcube Care notifies me of any movement or sound and records it as a video. Most of the kittens that I have are being treated for severe illnesses or are just too little and have trouble learning how to eat on their own. I can look back through the videos that record and check to make sure that the kittens are moving ok, using the litter box and eating how they should. It really helps put my mind at ease while at work or away from the house.  
— C. Aronson
 

I got Petcube because of my two pugs, Plato and Bacon. I really liked how Petcube lets me check in on them from time to time, and the new Petcube care feature lets me look back not only on the entire history but on behaviors that I might not otherwise have caught. For example, it helped me see how Bacon, the puppy, bugs her other brother, Plato, who is 13. When I saw that she was stressing him out, I knew to keep them apart when I had to be away for a long time. It also lets me check to see who was responsible for what mess (it’s usually the puppy). — A. Hung

Petcube Care has helped me solve some issues with my fosters I would have never been able to see without it. For example which kitten is the culprit not using the litter box properly, also which kittens need more work when we transition into dry food. It’s an amazing tool for fostering kittens!
— D. Chavez

Rewards

Petcube History

Back in 2012, Alex Neskin, Petcube CTO and founder, faced a problem with his pet chihuahua Rocky who hated being alone. Every time Alex left for work, his dog would scratch and bark so loudly that the neighbors even threatened to call the police. He needed to find a solution. So, Alex created an Arduino-based robot that consisted of a web camera and a remote controlled laser pointer. He was able to play with Rocky through a web interface and distract him from barking. That is how the first prototype of Petcube Camera was born. Soon Alex’s digital agency colleagues Andrey Klen and Yaroslav Azhnuyk joined him to found Petcube. Petcube was funded on Kickstarter in late 2013. With the support of the Kickstarter community, Petcube Camera was the most successful crowdfunded pet product at the time, raising $251,000 of the $100,000 goal.
 

Since then we experienced great success with the Petcube Camera, which has been commercially available since 2014. We couldn’t have done it without the passionate Kickstarter community giving us a chance to tell our story and bring our products to life.

We’re excited to come back and share our product line-up first to the Kickstarter community. Help us make history again by achieving another major milestone for pet technology products. Our aspiration is to continually innovate and lead this new burgeoning category of Connected Pet, defined as the intersection between Connected Home and Pet Care.

Projects Timeline

Petcube Team

The company has expanded since we started out as a humble Kickstarter project in 2013. We are a diverse, talented team spread across 3 locations: San Francisco (HQ), Kyiv, and Shenzhen. The co-founders, Yaroslav Azhnyuk (CEO), Alex Neskin (CTO), and Andrey Klen (CDO), are joined by Chris Madeiras (SVP Sales), Vivian Lee (CMO), Alex Shelpuk (Head of Software), Igor Belorus (Head of Hardware), and Alex Davidenko (Sr. Director of Operations). 

 

We have an amazing team of 40 employees, including product designers, engineers, creatives, customer support, marketing and sales professionals that make the magic happen behind the scenes.

Terms and Conditions
Our privacy policy is available here: https://petcube.com/docs/privacy-policy/
 
 

International Shipping
We offer free shipping to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States (contiguous addresses only). 

We also ship to Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea as well as US customers from Alaska, Hawaii, off-shore US territories and possessions for a $29 USD flat fee. Please note that you will be responsible for any customs fees, duties, VAT, import taxes, special delivery fees administered by your government, and brokerage fees. These are not included in the cost of shipping or handling of your order, and we are unable to estimate those fees for you.

Estimated Delivery
Each reward tier may have a different estimated shipping month. Petcube Play’s estimated shipping date is November, and the estimated shipping date for Petcube Bites is January. While we don’t expect these dates to change, there is a possibility the estimated shipment month may shift. We are committed to being transparent and will update our backers should there be shipment date changes. At any time up until the product has shipped, you can request a refund by emailing [email protected]

30-Day Guarantee / Warranty
Petcube stands by its products, offering a hassle-free 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty. For more information, visit https://petcube.com/docs/warranty-and-returns/.

Friendly Customer Support 24/7
If you have questions, our customer support team is here to help. You can reach us at [email protected]

Risks and challenges

Petcube Bites and Petcube Play are nearly complete. We’ve spent the last 2 years in development with great insight and feedback from our original backers and customers of the Petcube Camera. This allowed us the necessary time to innovate and create products that we believe are truly special.

Based on learnings from our first product, we have a solid foundation when it comes to forecasting demand and scaling manufacturing to meet production needs. We also realize it’s a challenge to accurately predict demand for brand new products. We believe communication and transparency are key, so if we miss projected demand, we’ll let you know right away and communicate updates as expediently as possible.

It’s been an incredible journey for us since the time we first conceived of Petcube. Our goal is to be the pioneering Connected Pet industry leader that supports our mission of bringing people and pets closer together through technology.

Contact Information:

Petcube, Inc.

View Related News >
support