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
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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.
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