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Pet owners are all too familiar with the anxious feeling that comes along with having to leave your beloved pets at home alone — whether it’s on your end or from your pet. In an ideal world pets would be allowed everywhere that humans are, but for now pet parents can keep an eye out with a little technological help.
Pet cameras are one way to connect directly to your phone and ensure that things are running smoothly when you’re not at home. Some of them let you communicate with your furry friends, even tossing them treats throughout the day. Enter the Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera.
What is it?
This high-tech pet camera lets you keep an eye on your pet while you’re away, while offering the ultimate in pet monitoring. It offers two-way communication, so you and your pet can see and hear each other, as well as letting you toss treats throughout the day.
It easily connects to your home’s WiFi setup, and provides 1080p full HD video, a 160° ultra-wide angle view, and night vision modes to stay up to date even in the dark.
Real-time notifications tell you when your pet is active and you need to check in, and built-in Alexa voice commands let you play music, answer questions, hear the news, control smart home devices, order your pet’s favourite treats, and more — all via your Bites 2 smart pet cam.
This camera can also be mounted to any wall or countertop, ensuring that you always have the best view in the house.
What people are saying
In addition to being a favourite product among celebrities like Emma Watson and Ellen DeGeneres, the Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera has earned a solid 4.1-star rating from more than 650 Amazon customer reviews. It’s a hit among cat and dog owners, and helps keep pets entertained while you're away.
“Allows me to keep an eye on the cats while I am at work, and provide some enrichment/excitement in the form of launching treats their way,” shared one reviewer. “So far they have not been able to break into the treat chamber, and these cats are known for finding their way to treats at all costs. So far very impressed!”
“My pup is still getting used to hearing my voice come from the device, but she is having a great time grabbing the treats. I recommend this for anyone who is on the fence about a treat dispenser. It has very clear video, audio and a heck of a distance for the treat flinging,” added another.
Some reviewers have noted that while the camera and voice control are some of the best features about the Petcube Bites 2, the treat dispenser can become jammed if you’re using pieces that are too large for the machine. The brand recommends sticking with bite-sized treats in order to best enjoy this feature.
To buy or not to buy?
As a pet owner, it can be tempting to want to check in on your furry friends throughout the day, and the Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera lets you do just that. With its wide camera angle that provides a clear view of your home and its two-way audio, your pet will feel like you’ve never even left the house.
Keep in mind that this device is intended for use with with miniature treats, and some shoppers have noted that keeping it secured to the wall is also the best way to keep curious pets from getting into the entire stash.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.