Curiosity killed the cat, they say. But with so many fancy pet netcams now up for grabs, we can’t help but wonder what our furry friends are getting up to while we’re busy at Wallpaper* HQ. From devices that allow us to monitor activity directly on our smartphones, to ones that enable interaction, here is our pick of the crop. Pictured: Petcube
The success of the crowdfunded Petcube camera has hinged on its chic, minimal design. Wifi-enabled, it includes a microphone and laser pointer that allows owners to communicate and interact with their pets. An accompanying app for iOS and Android is a nice touch that makes for effortless use.
The Nest cam’s enhanced tech marks it out from a crowded field, with advanced features such as a 1080p HD streaming option, night vision functionality and digital zoom offering versatility to match its discrete design and easy set up.
Pawbo’s playful design complements its charming personality; as well as a high-definition camera with live streaming and a treat dispenser to keep your pet stimulated via a dedicated app, the camera also has a recording and archive function to store and share pictures and videos on social media with friends and family.
The sleek, low profile Petchatz belies a wealth of superior features. An HD camera and microphone allows live video and voice chats with your pet, while an accompanying accessory connected via Bluetooth allows your cat or dog to return the favour; meanwhile, a treat and scent dispenser completes the multi-sensory experience.
Created by two avid pet owners and billed primarily as a treat cam, the Petzi’s ease of use and functionality is its primary strength, with an easy check-in function on its dedicated app allowing users to stay connected to their beloved pet. A wide-angle camera with high quality audio and night vision ensures that every last movement is captured.
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