PETA might be indulging in their publicity gimmicks and shock campaigns, but it is us pet owners who really miss our furry companions during those dastardly work hours. Well, worry not, as we have fortuitously come across the PetChatz, a pet communication device that lets you to remotely keep in ‘touch’ with your pets. Similar to the PetziConnect HD camera, the PetChatz requires a WiFi network which helps in the activation of its interface. However, PetChatz also improves on the video front by allowing a two video ‘chat’ where you pet can actually see you.
In terms of remote activation, the PetChatz can be controlled from your computers through its website, and also from your smartphones and tablets via its dedicated app. And, when it comes to the ambit of interaction, the contraption attracts your pet’s attention by playing some form of familiar tone. Once your pet has moved closer to the device, you can notch up on the interaction scope by tangible items like dispensing food from the box-like form or by intangible stuff like releasing a customized ‘calming’ scent.
The convenience of the working scope is however not just limited to the interaction. The PetChatz also comes with its set of intelligent motion and sound sensors that detects and alerts you when your pet comes closer to the device. So, basically this makes things more flexible where you don’t have to wait for your dog, and consequently sacrifice your work hours.
As for PetChatz’ pricing, you can start pre-ordering by paying $349, with commercial availability expected sometime in next year.