Petcube offers WiFi home cameras for pet owners to watch, play and talk with their pets anytime via a mobile application when they are away from home. Lots of people use Petcube for a variety of reasons, to reduce separation anxiety between pet and pet owners, or train them.
How does Petcube work?
It could be troublesome and stressful to leave your pet home alone. However, the pet owners can still be connected to their lovely pets via Petcube. Here is what you can do by using Petcube:
- Petcube is designed as a cube of 10 centimetres, inside which is a wide-angle camera and does not have a battery, so you should choose a place which is close to a power adapter. The camera comfortably sits on a desk or table. Petcube connects to your home WiFi network, and then you get access to it via your smartphone application. HD video streaming gives you a clear picture of your pet.
- It also has a microphone and speakers, so you can easily have a conversation with your pet. Also, you can get alerts with audio recognition of barking or meowing if something unusual and threatening happens.
- You can entertain your pet with a laser game. A laser is smooth, and you can set it on autoplay mode to keep your pet entertained.
- The mobile app provides a remarkable interaction process. You can share your pet videos or photos publicly, follow other pets and posts and besides share access with your family and friends.
The company was established in 2012, in Kyiv, Ukraine by Alex Neskin, Yaroslav Azhnyuk and Andrey Klen.
In 2012, Alexander Neskin created a simple device for his dog who suffered from boredom when Neskin was away from home. Neighbours complained about his dog Rocky barking that he was bored at the house while Alexander was at work. That is why he developed a camera with a laser pointer and became able to pay attention to his dog via the Internet. It is how they had the idea of starting a business Petcube.
They launched the first Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and managed to collect $250k, so the business has started.
Nowadays, Petcube is a wworld-renownedbrand and offers several devices for pet lovers. During this time, the company attracted more than $14 million of investments, sold hundreds of thousands of devices. Moreover, according to Forbes, the CEO of Petcube Yaroslav was named in Ukraine’s Top 30 Under 30 list of the most successful young Ukrainians.
Today, more than 100,000 owners of Petcube devices communicate with their pets remotely on an average of eight times a week, spending 50 minutes a week in conversations, they say in a startup. Petcube cameras are available in more than 18 countries and are sold in more than 5,000 retail outlets in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as online at Petcube.com and Amazon.