Pets deserve all the attention and comfort money can buy, and you can make that possible by presenting your pal with the state-of-the-art pet care products. Finding perfect pet care accessories can be a blast since there are plenty of them to choose from. At CES 2019, a host of tech-infused pet accessories were unveiled, adding to the already existing list of goodies – most of which would surely entice the pet lover in you.
Walk through the list of best smart pet accessories displayed at the tech extravaganza and gift your companions the next age smart products to make your “kitty – witties” and “poochy – wochies” dance in joy.
1. Laika Pet Monitor Feeds and Plays with Your Dog When You’re Away
The pet surveillance market is dominated majorly by pet monitor cameras or interactive monitors which let you talk with your furry friend. Some of them even feed your pet at set intervals of time. Now, a new kind of pet monitor has been spotted at CES 2019 which adds an element fun too.
French company CamToy has come up with a pet monitor dubbed Laika which behaves like a companion for your pooch. It rolls around, follows your dog and even gives treats from time to time. This way your pet is entertained fully even when you are not at home.
Laika pet monitor can be set on automatic self-running mode or the user can control the movement remotely from anywhere with the companion app. There are onboard cameras which let you keep an eye on your pet and you can toss treat(s) using the app’s interface.Read More
2. Pepe Pet Dryer is a Relaxing Sauna for Your Furry Companion
Pampering your spoilt furry friend is a usual chore. So why not take that extra step in pet care? At CES 2019, Singapore-based company Pet Connexion displayed their pet dryer which any cat or dog would fancy. Called Pepe, the dryer is tailor-made for pets of all medium-sized breeds.
The pet dryer works well for both cats and dogs as it dries every strand of their fur. This saves you from all the hassle of drying. Moreover, it also prevents water spillage after bathing your pet.
The technology used in Pepe is nothing fancy as it is simply a dryer designed in a way to accommodate your pet. Just put your pet inside the washing machine-sized dryer and set the temperature.Read More
3. Wagz Smart Pet Door can be Remotely Controlled
At CES 2019, Wagz has launched Go Smart Door to let your dog in and out of the house when needed. The smart pet door can be accessed via your phone from anywhere, especially when you are away from home.
What makes it different from other pet doors in the market is the ability to open the door only when your dog needs it. At other times it can be closed, thereby preventing any other animals from vandalizing your property.
To make things super secure, the smart door works with the unique ID tag which opens the door when your dog is in range and shuts it when the dog has entered the home after doing his business.Read More
4. Petcube Releases Two New Interactive Pet Cameras with Built-in Alexa
Petcube has unveiled iterations of its Petcube Bites and Petcube Play Wi-Fi-powered interactive pet cameras at CES 2019. Redesigned for better remote experience, the all-new Petcube Bites 2 and Petcube Play 2 feature extended wide angle lens with up to 180-degree view, two-way audio with a four-microphone array, and improved connectivity with 5GHz Wi-Fi support.
With built-in Amazon Alexa, both the pet care devices give users access to over 50,000 Alexa skills, including playing music, controlling smart home devices, setting alarms, listening to the news, and checking weather updates with voice commands.
Petcube Bites 2 treat camera features a compact design along with an updated treat flinging mechanism that allows for better control over treat portions and supports a variety of treat sizes. On the other hand, Petcube Play 2 has a cube-like design like the original Petcube Camera, with an updated interactive laser toy.
Both Petcube Play 2 and Petcube Bites 2 smart pet cameras work best with Petcube Care subscription service. Literally, it watches your home and pets when you are away. Powered with AI technology, it provides real-time smart alerts about potentially abnormal behaviors, with audio recognition of barking and meowing. The smart pet care products also have the ability to differentiate between cats, dogs, and humans.
Yaroslav Azynyuk, CEO and co-founder of Petcube said;
Petcube products have essentially become smartphones for pets, with average pet parent spending over 54 minutes per week interacting with their pets – more time than they talk to their parents over the phone. Our mission is to connect pets to the Internet and give them a voice. These new products are not just the best pet cameras on the market, with features like 180º field of view, Alexa built-in, and Petcube Care, they are one of the best home cameras available, period. That’s how the future of Pet Care looks like.
Petcube Care subscribers can also enjoy exclusive deals on pet insurance, food, and other goods and services from leading brands like Mars Petcare, Wellness, Trupanion, Rover, Audible, Vetted, KONG, and many others. Petcube Care Subscription starts at a minimum of $2.99/month.
5. CES 2019: The Little Cat Treadmill is Smart Exercise Machine for Your Kitty
Most of us show love to our cats by feeding them tasteful delicacies. But there’s a downside to it. The kitty can become fat and lazy, which is not good for the furry companion. As opposed to dogs, cats don’t spend much time outdoors in activities such as walks or chilling on the beach. That’s why you need a pet accessory which will make you and your cat happy.
Enter The Little Cat, a smart exercise machine for your kitty which is more practical than other similar products we’ve seen in the past. It is like a treadmill (to be precise a hamster wheel) which induces your cat to take a walk (or even better, run) on the exercise machine for better fitness.
Now the question is, what makes this different from the other cat treadmills out there? For starters, it induces the cat to step up on the platform with the enticing LED lights. These lights can move down the middle of the treadmill in any direction to make your cat run.Read More
6. LavvieBot Automatic Cat Litter Box Coming to CES 2019
For pet lovers keeping their animal comfortable and healthy is a priority. Even more so if you own a cat as they can be really fidgety. To make the task of cleaning the litter box hassle-free, LavvieBot can be a good option.
This smart cat litter box will be revealed at CES 2019 and pet lovers can look forward to buying it in the near future as it will be up for a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in May 2019.
The automatic cat litter box has a self-scooping mechanism which scoops the cat waste out from the main box at preset intervals. Once the waste box is full, the user can take it out and dispose-off the waste without getting hands dirty.Read More
7. InuBox: Fully Automated Dog Toilet on Display at CES 2019
Until now, self-flushing dog toilet is the nearest we have come to managing dog poop effortlessly at home. Now, to make things completely automatic and odorless the InuBox is born. It is, as the makers claim, first fully automated dog toilet, and it will be on display at CES 2019.
They’re right in their claim – InuBox is smart in its own manner – it recognizes when your pooch has taken onto the platform and detects the waste left behind. When the dog has dismounted, InuBox closes the platform to begin the cleaning cycle in less than a minute. Once cleaned, the platform opens back to be reused.
All solid and liquid waste is passed through a solidifying process, in the cleaning cycle, and collected in a closed bag, which soaks away all the smell, leaving your home 100 percent odor free. When it is full, the sealed bag is delivered for disposal, which you can discard the way you want.Read More
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