Petcube Pet Camera Review: To Buy or Not To Buy?

Ever since the Petcube brand broke on to the pet camera scene (have you read my pet camera roundup here: https://petsho.com/best-pet-cameras-reviews/?), I have been getting so many questions and interest in it. Today, I’m talking about the 2 different models released by Petcube.

Petcube Camera | 720p Video, 2-Way Audio, and Built-in Laser Toy

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This is the original pet cam that lets you watch, talk to, and play with your pet – comes with a laser toy that no pet can resist. It’s the #1 best-selling indoor pet camera, that lets you check in on your pet when you’re away through your smartphone. It’s elegantly designed, with brushed aluminum and curved corners.

The camera is accessible by an equally nice Petcube app that is easy to use. And for an optional Petcube Care subscription, you can get a 10 or 30 days of video history. One amazing option it comes with is the autoplay mode for the laser, that you can turn on in case you’re too busy and can’t use your finger to manually control it. Some other practical options are the sound and motion alerts notify you of major events at home, the two way audio option, capture pics and record videos on demand option

Pros

Compact device with 4x4x4 dimensions
Built-in laser toy
Stream in 720p HD video with 138° wide angle view
Sound and motion alerts notify you of major events at home
2-way audio to talk to and hear your pets
Capture pics and record videos on demand option
iOS and Android compatible
3x digital zoom
Cloud recording video service with Petcube Care — 10 or 30 days of history
Ability to share with others

Keep In Mind

Some Android users have trouble with the Petcube app
Only works through mobile apps
Some complain the camera picture isn’t particularly bright
There is no night mode
Cloud storage service is a bit expensive
No battery option

Petcube Play 1080p Video

1080 petcube
Another beautifully designed model with brushed aluminum and curved corners, just like the more basic model, Petcube Play is also an elegant, high-quality device made to match with your home decor. With a non-slip bottom, and chew-proof cord, Petcube Play can stand up to your pet’s rough play. Like the 720p model, this one too allows you to play a game of laser tag by swiping your finger across your phone screen, or schedule autoplay mode while you’re away. Have a chat with your pet via two-way audio, and with real-time video you’ll see every pounce and bark right as it happens.

Pros

Compact 3x3x3 dimension
Streams in 1080p HD video with 138° wide angle view
Built-in laser toy
2-way audio to talk to and hear your pets
Night vision to view in low light and no light conditions
3x digital zoom
Sound and motion alerts notify you of major events at home
iOS and Android compatible
Cloud recording video service with Petcube Care — 10 or 30 days of history

Keep In Mind

Doesn’t support multiple cameras.
Cloud storage service is a bit expensive
No battery option

What are the Differences Between The 2 Models?

While they may look pretty similar at first glance, there are some differences between the two models. The basic ones, and the reason why the newer model might be better (but also more expensive) is that the Petcube Play 1080p version comes with a more compact design, better video quality stream, and night vision.

Overall, Petcube is a stylish, trendy camera that serves excellent video and audio qualities. I especially love how it performs in the dark or low light settings.

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