Anyone with a pet knows the guilt. The guilt of leaving their loved one at home for hours unattended, unloved, and more importantly unmonitored (if there is such a word).
The PetCube, a 4x4x4-inch box is an ultra simple, why didn’t I think of that. It’s effectively a webcam for your cat or dog. But instead of just keeping tabs on Rex as he tares through the house in revenge, the Petcube boasts a laser system that can be accessed via a mobile application that is sure to appear on the iOS platform. And that app isn’t limited to just controlling the laser. You can also talk to your pet through a mic and speaker, share access with friends and family, play with publicy shared petcubes, share photos and HD video, and even earn badges and achievements. Badges and achievements – say what?
Setting up the Petcube is as easy as signing up with their service, connecting the Petcube to the web, and blamo, you’re on your way to cat voyeurism. By default the Petcube ships with an aluminum exterior, but its makers say you can mod it according to you (and your pets) tastes.
So how much for a Petcube? $99…on Kickstarter, or $179 with a special fury casing. Funding ends in 39 days. They’ve already netted $60,000 of their $100,000 goal.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."