Petcube Reimagines Pet Care with Camera That Allows Remote Care & Play

Destiny A. Lopez  |

For pet lovers, out four-legged friends are like members of the family. So, it’s always tough when one has to be separated from them for any period of time. Thanks to technology, pet owners can check in and see, with the proper set up, via live streams. While a webcam and an internet connection may remove some of that separation anxiety, pet owners are still unable to interact with their pets. Petcube, a technology company, has captured the attentions of the tech and pet care worlds with their latest Kickstarter campaign.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Petcube first made its debut on Kickstarter in 2013. Through their commitment to better the pet-human relationship through technology, the company designed and introduced to the world the Petcube Camera. The device has become the #1 best-selling interactive pet cam with built-in laser toy.

The company’s most recently launched campaign has already surpassed it financing goal. Over 1,800 backers believe that the pet industry needs the company’s dynamic tech duo:

Petcube Bites

And Petcube Play.

As one could imagine, the tech media outlets can’t get enough of the company that is making remote pet care and play possible. In February, TechCrunch reported on the company’s $2.6 million funding from Almaz Capital, Y Combinator, and AVentures Capital, along with identifying PetCube’s competitive edge.

“As far as the competition goes, the pet tech landscape is growing,” stated TechCrucnh. “There are activity trackers, smart food dispensers and even smart litter boxes. Azhnyuk points out that many other products being built for our animals are in very early stages of development. Petcube says that they see pet owners using other types of technology to entertain their pets, such as leaving a TV on while gone, or using home monitoring cameras to keep an eye on their animals. But, those solutions do not offer the ability to interact with our animals in the way that the Petcube Camera does.”

Furthermore, Digital Trends offered the company kind words this past July, calling the Petcube Bites and Petcube Play duo, “the gift you didn’t know Fido and Whiskers needed.”

Currently, as stated on the company’s official Kickstarter campaign, after two years in development, both the Petcube Bites and Petcube Play are nearing completion. With 21 days still remaining, Petcube has raised over $260,000. With such an overwhelmingly positive response, the investment community looks forward to further developments from the company.

To learn more about Petcube, visit www.petcube.com.


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