Watch, talk and play laser games with your furry friends through the mobile app anytime, anywhere. Now pre-order at www.petcube.com. Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 5, 2013.
About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get a gadget at www.petcube.com!
We're looking for ways to improve pet owners' lives with technology. — ABC News
Petcube is the savior that lonely pets everywhere have been waiting for. — Business Insider
Petcube lets you maintain a long-distance relationship with your pet. — Fast Company
Call us kind of obsessed, but we are sooooo stoked for the Petcube! It's as if someone asked us to jot down everything we'd want from a pet camera and then transformed it into reality. — Barkzilla
Time to stretch
$150k — Sound alerts
Get push notifications to your smartphone when Petcube detects loud barking or any other noises.
$200k — Auto play mode
Create your own laser movement routine for better playing experience. It can run automatically when you are not around.
250k — Motion detection
Stay notified when your pet is active and willing to play.
Stay connected to your pet with Petcube
Long distance relationships rarely work out. It goes with people, the same applies to pets. When you have that special bond with your cat or dog it's heartbreaking to lose touch with them. Petcube brings people closer to their furry loved ones. As long as there are some bars on your smartphone you can check on your pet from any part of the globe.
Through the built-in wide angle camera you can see your pet. You can have a conversation with her using speakers and microphone. But Petcube goes much further. It gives you a controlled laser pointer to bring the fun times with your pet to a whole new level. It's quite simple: we love pets and pets love lasers. And us, of course. It's not all fun and games though. Petcube is a perfect tool to keep your buddy fit in case you don't have enough time for long walks and special training.
Look and feel
We managed to keep Petcube design clean and simple, both stylish and practical.
All the goodness
Petcube is a 4 x 4 x 4 inches gadget. It consists of extruded aluminum casing, front glass, wide angle camera, 2 servo motors, low intensity laser, microphone and speakers, circuit board, notification LED, mini-USB port. The device is plugged into the wall with mini-USB power adapter and connected to your home Wi-Fi.
If it fits, it sits
How we started
Throw us a bone!
Hardware is less hard with HAXLR8R
What we are up to
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Meet the Team
What people say
Risks and challenges
It is 120% true when they say "hardware is hard". The main challenge we are facing is mass production. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every gadget from the batch will deliver that awesome experience we've been working so hard on. We did our best predicting estimates on large scale production and planning shipments, but this is the most common part where unforeseen risks are likely to pop up. We were lucky enough to partner with experienced companies to bring all the risks down and deliver a perfect product with perfect timing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Sure! Currently we are working with iOS, but the Android version will be 100% ready before the general release in May 2014.
Petcube mobile application is totally free. Video streaming and other features require a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection on your smartphone according to your carrier's plan.
Petcube cares deeply about security issues, it is our top priority to provide a safe user experience. We deliver both hardware and software security features.
Controller uses hardware encryption. Mobile application requires authorization. Video stream URL is dynamically changing and we are using a custom format for video data stream. All the connections are encrypted and use SSL protocol.
Sadly we can't afford to produce a larger amount of $99 Petcubes. This limited "early pug" pledge was created to honor our longtime fans and supporters.
Pledge $5 or more
WE LOVE YOU BACK — We’ll send all our love with project updates to keep you up to speed, as well as a personal thank you via our website.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $29 or more
FAN PACK — Become a proud owner of the Petcube branded eco friendly handbag. Make your support visible and wearable. Free shipping to the continental US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $99 or more
272 backers All gone!
EARLY PUGS SPECIAL — For the fastest and the most dedicated supporters. Get a Petcube and save $100 from expected $199 retail price. Free shipping to the continental US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $149 or more
KICKSTARTER SPECIAL — Only for the beloved Kickstarter crowd. Get a Petcube and save $50 from expected $199 retail price. Right here, right now! Free shipping to the continental US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $179 or more
CHIC PICK — Fashion alert. A Petcube comes with a cute furry skin of your choice to keep it fresh and trendy. As usual, Kickstarter backers save $50 from expetcted $229 retail price. Free shipping to the continental US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $199 or more
OVERDRESS — There's always some space for extra awesomeness. A Petcube plus 2 skins of your choice equals eternal happiness for fashionistas. Save $60 from expected $259 retail price. Free shipping to the continental US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $299 or more
SUPER FAN — Do you have ideas about using another toy instead of a laser pointer? Or integrating Petcube with another mobile app? Or building an augmented reality game on top of our existing experience? Receive our exclusive mailing list for early developers to be the first to know where we're heading. Reserve a unique username in the Petcube app before the launch rush. Of course, you will also get a Petcube with 2 skins of your choice when it's available for the general release on May, 2014. Whether you are a developer or just a pet lover, by choosing this pledge, you support our upcoming features.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $5,000 or more
PARTNER WITH US — Let's start a dialogue on how we can work together. You will receive exclusive updates for partners and we will consult with you on our development roadmap and our next features. You'll be invited to an individual workshop meeting with the founders in San Francisco (travel and accommodations not included), to work on the future improvements for Petcube and the ways the gadget integrates with other pet accessories, devices and services.
And of course, you will get a Petcube with 2 skins of your choice and a personal engraving
when they are available for general release on May, 2014.Estimated delivery:
- (42 days)