The Furbo is a new product currently being crowdfunded at Indiegogo.com which describes itself as the world’s very first “treat tossing dog camera” that is able to act as an all-in-one pet sitter.
How Does It Work?
The Furbo camera was developed after the creators consulted with professional dog trainers and researchers. It’s not just a camera that allows you to watch your pet while you’re away from home, but actually lets you interact with your pet in multiple different ways.
First, the you will be able to sync your Furbo camera with the mobile application on your phone so that you can see and speak with your pet throughout the day, and the camera has the ability to zoom-in 4x so you can see your pet across the room and it has a built-in infrared LED filter that lets you see a clear view of your pet despite low-light conditions.
The built-in microphone is able to sense your dog’s barking and will immediately send an alert to your phone. This gives you the ability to not only monitor what is happening, but to address and correct your dog’s behavior even when you’re away.
Whenever you want to give your dog or cat a treat, the Furbo will light up in a cool blue hue to alert your pet that it is about to receive a treat, and instead of other treat dispensers that simply drops a treat, the Furbo will launch the treat across the room so your pet gets to move and play throughout the day.
The website goes on to say that this camera uses industrial strength adhesives to adhere to whatever surface you want it, so no matter the size or energy of your pet, it won’t be knocked over or around.
The Furbo camera is currently able to sync with mobile applications designed for iOS and Android smart phones, and there is no information at this time if they will expand their offerings in the future.
Currently this product is being crowdfunded through the Indiegogo website, so they are offering their customers the ability to pre-order a Furbo for just $119, which they say is 41% off their eventual retail price, which means this product is like to retail for more than $200 when it is available for sale on the open market. Customers that order while this product is still being funded on Indiegogo can expect this product to be shipped in July of 2016, at the time of this writing.
The Indiegogo website says that customers who want to modify or change their order can do so by going to the My Contributions section of their website or by following the link they provide under the Frequently Asked Questions section about refunds.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact Customer Service with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
Because this product is not yet available on the open market, there are no customer reviews for the Furbo at this time. However, the technology websites which have reviewed this product at this time all have positive things to say about it and are enthusiastic about the potential it offers for pet owners who are apprehensive about leaving their pets unattended all day long.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many other pet sitting cameras available on the market, including those that pair with a mobile application or connect to a website where you can see what your pets are doing. Some of these cameras allow two-way audio, and there are products on the market that automatically dispense treats, but this may be the only product that combines all of these features.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Furbo reviews below.