Product: Petcube Cameras
Size: 3 x 3 x 3 inch
Where to buy: Amazon, Petcube.com
When we become dog owners, we are given a huge responsibility. Our job is to make sure that no matter what our dog has the best possible life. We need to protect them and make sure that they are well cared for and healthy even when we can’t be there every minute.
One of the easiest ways to do that, is to buy and install a Petcube Camera for dogs in your home. By having one of these cameras, you will be able to check for yourself what your dog is doing and how are they acting when you aren’t there.
Design of the camera
The camera is designed in the shape of a cube, hence the name Petcube. The camera has a very sleek look and can be placed on any shelf or table in any area of your home. The non-slip rubber bottom makes it sit very secure and will seamless blend into your interior decor.
Made from high-quality aluminum with hard plastic shell. There are stylish shell colors to chose from for the outer shell.
The front of the cube has a camera lens and also a light dot reflective area, that lights up red and is where the laser point toy points out from.
There is also a speaker that on the front of the camera that allows you to 2-way talk to your dog at any time.
Specs of the camera
The camera can be used to monitor your dog easily from wherever you are by visually watching them through the camera, equipped with 2-way talking and even comes equipped with a laser pointer for playing. All this can be done from the free Petcube App. Requires iOS 8.4 or Android 4.3 and higher.
A Wi-Fi connection with a minimum of a 1 Mbps upload and download speed is required for this camera as it does not have internet access. Your Wi-Fi connection must be a secure connection, as the camera will not work on an unsecured network.
This camera offers 1080p HD Video with 138 degree wide angle view and a 3x digital zoom in feature. A 3R class laser built-in laser toy allows you to play with your pet from the camera. The 2-way audio allows you to have a conversation with your dog right from the App from wherever you are. There is also a night vision feature, that will still allow you to see what is going on in the dark.
The sound and motion alert notifications allow you to be notified anytime your dog barks or makes noise. The motion feature can capture anytime your dog moves in front of the camera and then send you a notification to let you know.
You can also save 30 clips of your dog and securely store them in the cloud. They are protected by a 256-bit AES encryption which ensures that they are safe.
The camera comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
Petcube care subscriptions
This is an optional membership for all pet parents. It offers you 24/7 access to your video history. You can easily download any of your video clips that you have saved.
There are 3 packages to choose from when selecting the subscription plan that best works for your family.
- The Basic Plan is a Free subscription that comes with every Petcube camera. You get live streaming with 4 hours of video history saved, 10-sec video clips, and a 1-year warranty.
- The Optimal Plan is $3.99/monthly or $47.88 for the year. You also get live streaming, but now you get 3 days of video history saved, 30-sec video clips, smart alerts, smart filters, and 30+ pet care perks. A year limited warranty and 10 video downloads that you can keep.
- The Premium Plan is $8.25/monthly or $99.00 for the year. You get live streaming, 90 days of video history, 30-sec video clips, smart alert, smart filters, 30+ pet care perks. This plan comes with a 2-year limited warranty and unlimited video downloads with as unlimited amount of cameras.
Every camera comes with a 14 day free-trial to Petcube Care comes with every camera purchase.
2 cameras to choose from
Compatible with Alexa – Lens 138 degree – Speaker – Microphone – 3 x 3 x 3 – Built-in Laser Toy
1080p HD with 3x digital zoom, 138 degree wide angle lens and night vision, 2-way audio, and a speaker.
Built-in Alexa – Lens 180 degree – Speaker Bar – 4 Microphone array – 3.6 x 3.2 x 3.6 – Built-in Laser Toy
1080p HD with 4x digital zoom, 160 degree ultra wide angle lens and night vision, Full duplex sound with a 4 microphone array and a speaker bar.
There are a few differences between the 2 camera choices that are available. The Petcube Play 2 is a newer version of the 2 cameras. You get a few improvements to the camera lens a much improved sound, as well as getting Alexa built right into to this camera.
Visually they are similar in size and design with a few minor changes to the layout of where the camera lens is on the cube.
When shopping for a camera to buy for keeping an eye on your dog when you are away, there a few choices out there to choose from.
The Petcube camera for dogs is a great camera to choose, for many reasons. I love the style and sleek design of the cube shape, it easily blends in on any table you may decide to put it on. To use this camera it offers a quick set up to connect to your in home Wi Fi network and simply download the Petcube App to your android or smartphone.
You then are setup to be able to use the 2-way talk and watch what your dog is doing while you are out of your home. The notification alerts are sent from the camera to your app to notify you of movement from the within the range of the camera. Any sound that is also detected like barking or whining also then sends you a notification alert.
The membership option with this camera is really what sets it apart from other dog cameras. It is optional of course, but comes with perks like:
A free dog bed or cat scratcher, a free chat with a Vet, 40% off GoBone interactive dog toy, 15% off Pet Tunes Canine Bundle, 15% off pet carriers, 20% off pet toys and so much more.
The perks that you get by joining the membership are extras that most dog owners can certainly use.
There are some fabulous reviews on the Petcube website of customers that have had life saving issues caught live on the camera that helped their owners see what was happening with their dogs.
As always with any dog products that are on the market today, dog owners are the ones that determine the success of a product. This camera is one of those success stories.
Best of luck with the purchase of your new camera.
I hope that you enjoyed my review of the Petcube Camera for Dogs. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below.