Pet parents love to be able to connect with their pets when they are away, and Petcube is the perfect device to do it with! Petcube is more than just a camera, it has many fun features to help you interact with your pet remotely. The Petcube camera can be accessed anywhere, anytime with the free mobile app on your smartphone.
I would say the feature that makes Petcube stand out from the crowd is the built in “red dot”. When cat bro Bert saw that on the box, he was all over it. I think most cats are crazy about the infamous “red dot”.
After your Petcube arrives, it needs to be set up. Since it is my Petcube, I sat down to read the box and the really quick start instructions. There is nothing worse than tech issues. I was hoping this would be as easy to set up as they claim it is.
The box includes, the Petcube camera, power adapter, USB cable, and the quick start guide. I think it is a pretty sharp looking device, don’t you?
While I was working hard unpacking all the equipment, Bert found the box sleeve and decided it was something to wear and nap in. I tell you! Cats and boxes – what’s up with that?
Time to accomplish the first step…setting up the app on my phone. The Petcube app is available for free for smartphones iOS 8.0 or higher, and Android 4.0 and higher. I downloaded the Android app for my phone. Within minutes it was installed.
Next up, I created myself an account, easy peasy. I had it done in about a minute.
The tough part was connecting the Petcube to the home WIFI, but even that was a walk in the park for my paws. Do you see green? Green means, “go”. I did still have to calibrate the red dot once the camera was connected, but that too was not an issue.
Bailie is a huge “red dot” fan. She took advantage of a quiet moment to study the camera and the functionality of the “red dot”.
Bert also found the red dot intriguing, but it did not move fast enough for him. He kept getting bored and leaving but before he left, he had to love on the Petcube a bit more.
Now for the main features of the Petcube. I included some screenshots from my phone app too. It is a pretty app in my opinion.
- Multiple camera sharing options including hooking up with friends and family
- Ability to take photos and videos with your smartphone
- Petcube can be mounted on a tripod
- 2-way audio
- The red dot
- HD video streaming with 138 degree view
- Chime alarm to alert you when someone logs into your camera
For our house, aside from the “red dot”, the monitoring feature is the most important. I hooked up the Petcube when Mom was out the other day, and took the video above which shows what Miss Bailie was up to. It seems she may never grow up!
Overall, we like the Petcube. It isn’t possible to change the camera angle remotely, or to move the red dot yourself, it is either on or off. Those two items are the only things we wish this device was capable of. Are you in the market for a pet monitoring device? Do you think Petcube would be fun for you and your furry ones?
My GBGV Life received the Petcube in this post to review. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about Petcube products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. Petcube is not responsible for the contents of this post.