Well, it was pretty obvious that Petcube would be a huge hit, it looks to be an awesome product. Your pet is like family, and how often do you buy a gadget for your pet, your pet never really gets all goodies that you do. Petcube, a smart gadget that allows users to watch, talk and play with pets, rocketed past their $100,000 fundraising goal in less than one week. Petcube has since announced their stretch goals which will, if it, result in additional features, that your pet can interact with. These features include sound alerts, auto play mode, and motion detection.
“We knew people would be as passionate about Petcube as we are, and making our goal in such a short amount of time is a testament to that,” CEO Yaroslav Azhnyuk said. “Our backer’s support is valuable to us, so we decided to add additional features based on their feedback and ideas.”
Once the campaign reaches 150k, users will be able to receive push notifications to their smartphone when Petcube detect barking is going on, or any loud noises. At 200k, auto-play will be added. This will let users create a laser movement routine that will run when you are off at the restaurant drinking a lovely glass of wine, for example. At 250K, motion detection will be added and users will be notified when your pet is active and ready to play.
Petcube comes equipped with a wide-angle video camera, a microphone and speakers and a low-intensity laser beam, all encompassed in a durable aluminum 4-inch cube. A free mobile app allows users to run the interaction process. Users can see their pet and use joystick-like controls overlaid on the video stream to move the laser pointer for the animals to play.
Estimated delivery on the project is May 2014. Check out the Petcube video here.
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