Cameras | By Kwinten Alexander | Apr 26, 2019

Petcube Review

Petcube camera is one of the first and most successful  interactive pet cameras on the market today. It has helped people all  over the world stay in touch with their pets at home.

Unboxing

Opening the box is quite uneventful. There is only a small 4” cube inside with a cable and a quick start guide.

Setup

Setting up Petbox is about as easy as it gets. We plugged it in, used  the app to connect to the device and entered our Wifi password. If you  would run into any problems, Petcube has a very responsive support desk.  We didn’t get to test it because we didn’t need it.

Features

Video Quality

The  Petcube camera has 720P resolution and streams directly through your  Wifi. The camera gave us a crisp and smooth image with plenty of colors.  The only weakness is that it needs enough light. In darker conditions,  the image quality decreased. You need to keep some lights on to see  anything at night. The new Petcube Play has night vision.

Sound Quality

Being able to talk and listen to your pet requires a good speaker and  microphone. Using our headphones on our phone, we could hear our dogs  walking around. We couldn’t hear our cats, but they walk very softly. We  can’t hear them when we are in the room either. So it’s fair to say  that the sound quality is good enough to make it seem that you are  actually in the room. Without headphones, the sound level of your  surroundings play a big part in how much you can hear.

Web Interface and Smartphone App

Petcube  comes with an app for both IOS and Android. It’s immediately clear that  the engineers took great care to create an intuitive and stable app. We  never had any problems. It’s easy to start recording and take  snapshots. The images and video have great quality as long as it’s not  too dark. This is a great way to make video’s and photos of your pets  that you just can’t get when you are in the room.

Laser pointer to play

What sets the Petcube camera apart is its laser pointer that can be  controlled through any smartphone or the website. It is designed and  tested to be safe for pets, so you don’t hurt their eyes. We had a lot  of fun with this game. Our cat is pretty crazy about laser pointers.  Controlling the movement is very straightforward and takes little time  to learn. The laser pointer reacts responsively with little to no lag.  This is essential to get your pet to chase it.

Shelter program

The Company Has Introduced A Petcube For Shelters Program This is a new, and possibly game changing way to help connect shelter  cats and dogs with new owners. One of the problems with most shelters is  that there are far too many abandoned pets and too few people wanting  to adopt.

But, by placing Petcubes in the shelters and allowing their access to  be shared freely, many more animals have a higher chance of adoption  than in the past. Prospective animal adopters can play with their future  pet for as long as they’d like before they decide to adopt, creating a  lasting bond that will endure.

Since the access to the shelter pets is nationwide, and even  worldwide, the number of pets that can find good owners should  eventually soar, with far fewer being euthanized for lack of a good  home.

To sum it up

Pros

  • The first really successful interactive Pet camera
  • Solid performance
  • Solid and intuitive app
  • Cool design

Cons

  • No night vision
  • No treat dispenser

If you want to have fun with your cat or dog while away from home,  then the Petcube Camera is our recommendation for amazing value and  solid performance.

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Pet parenting is one of those things that can tend to overwhelm us,  especially when we’ve just started out with a young puppy or kitten.  They are so adorable, and they love us at least as well as anyone else  in our lives. During If you keep your vet on speed dial, you just might  be an overprotective pet parent.

A great invention called the Petcube can help alleviate some of the  anxiety you experience as you eat dinner with your friends after work,  since you’ll be able to chat with your cat or dog via your SmartPhone  while viewing them on the Petcube built-in camera.

It’s a good way to keep your connection to your pet active throughout  the day, anytime you’re on a break or between meetings you can just  dial up your pet and have a quick conversation. You’ll be able to see  your pet while you’re talking, which is the most comforting part.

Petcube Setup Is A Breeze With Your iOS Or Android Device

One of the great things about your Petcube setup is that if you have  any problems whatsoever, they have excellent customer service available.  This is evidenced on many of the customer reviews that are available  online, where customers have had problems, the Petcube staff is right  there and quickly.

During our review of the Petcube pet monitor,  the setup involved registering our camera and downloading the Petcube  application to our phone, the application is available on Google Play or  Apple App store, for free. Once you’ve done that, you simply must plug  in your Cube and wait for it to scan for signals, about 30 seconds, then  login to your Petcube account.

Once you’re in your account, just head for ‘home’ by clicking the  logo in the upper left corner and you’ll be taken to the menu where you  can ‘Connect to Petcube Camera’. After you follow several onscreen  steps, your camera’s LED light will change from red to white and you  should be connected and ready to chat. Of course, you should try the  connection out several times while you’re still at home to make sure  everything is working before you head to work.

You Should Leave A Light On In The Room For Best Results

In reading the  online reviews it’s pointed out that for best results  you should remember to leave a light on in the room where the Petcube  is located in order for the camera to perform at its peak. You can use  an automatically operated light that only comes on at dusk in order to  save on energy.

The Petcube Also Comes With A Laser Pointer

cats can't resist the petcube laser pointer One  of the best and most innovative features of the Petcube is its laser  pointer which is especially handy if you have cats.  You can sit at your  desk and have hours of fun letting your cat chase the pointer around  the room while your office co-workers look over your shoulder. Luckily  the camera provided comes with a wide-angle lens that is able to see a  lot of the room in order to make playing with the laser easier.

In reading the online pet toy reviews it appears that many people are especially pleased with the sleek  aluminum case which is about 4 inches square and looks good sitting  about anywhere in the home.

The other cool feature is that you can put your account on public  share, then complete strangers can entertain themselves and your pet  while you’re busy doing other things. This is like having a free  babysitter ready and able nearly all hours of the day.

If you’re in need of seeing, chatting and playing with your pet  several times a day while you’re away, there is nothing more fun that a  Petcube. Your pet will love it, but it will also relieve some of the  anxiety you and your pet share while you are separated each day.

hen you shop at Petcube, you can purchase incredible  gadgets that will help you to keep your pet safe and secure. When you  have one of their cameras, you can monitor your pet at any time, no  matter where you are.

Petcube expects that most of their customers will be very pleased  with the products that they order. With that said, they don’t want  anyone to be stuck with a product that they are unsatisfied with. That’s  why they offer a pretty good warranty on Petcube products.

Here we look at the most important elements of the Petcube Warranty Policy and how they affect customers.

It Lasts For A Year

A lot of warranties are very limited; they only last for a few  months. Thankfully, that’s not an issue with the warranty for Petcube  hardware. It lasts for an entire year after the date of purchase.

When you buy from Petcube, you don’t have to worry about your product  breaking down. For one full year, you’ll have complete protection.

The Warranty Offers Full Protection

Have you ever tried to have a product repaired, only to learn that  the warranty doesn’t cover those kinds of issues? That’s a problem that  you won’t encounter with Petcube. Their warranty covers both workmanship  and material defects.

If you encounter a problem with the product you’ve purchased, you  will be able get that issue resolved. Petcube wants their customers to  be happy, and they will work to make sure that any issues are satisfied.

Petcube Also Offers A Return Policy

Petcube’s warranty isn’t the only kind of protection that they  provide consumers with. They also have a detailed return policy. If  someone orders a product that they are ultimately unhappy with, they can  return it for a full refund.

Petcube allows customers to return products for any reason as long as  it is within 30 days of the date of purchase. If your product doesn’t  live up to your expectations, you can ship it back to Petcube and get a  full refund.

Minimized Risk

A lot of people hold off on buying products that they want because  they worry it is too much of a risk. However, when you opt to buy from  Petcube, you’re not taking on a risk at all. Your product will be  covered under a strong warranty, and you can return it if you are  unsatisfied. If you run into an issue past that point, you can purchase a  new part from Petcube and repair the item yourself.

Take the time to check out the gadgets that Petcube offers. See our Petcube review here  If you’re a proud pet owner, they probably have a few items that  you would like to purchase. A remote wi-fi pet camera is the sort of  thing many pet owners have been dreaming about for years!

If you see a Petcube item you’d like to own, take the plunge and make  a purchase. The Petcube warranty is comprehensive, and if you do decide  to buy something, you will be well protected.