Petcube Monitoring Wi-Fi Pet Camera Review: Cat Private Time Weirdness Uncovered

| June 28, 2016 | 6 Comments

Petcube Pet Camera Review

Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet CameraWhen Petcube approached me asking if I would be interested in reviewing their pet camera, I was definitely interested.  I remember those days at work when Rags was in his last years of life that I would have killed for a pet camera to be able to check in on him.

But the Petcube, as I would learn, was more than just a pet camera – it is interactive – allowing you to not only watch your kitties, but talk and play with them too.  The camera has a 2-way audio, allowing you to talk to them and also hear them. The camera also comes equip with a laser light that you can turn on and use your finger on your phone to move it about the room.

The Petcube operates on WiFi and then you use their smartphone app to access your camera feed when you are home or away from home.  I have included our unboxing video and final review videos below to show you what I mean.

Set Up

You download the free Petcube app from your phone’s app store, and it easily walks you through the procedure -maybe the hardest part for someone like my mom, who struggles in understanding technology, is connecting the WiFi as you have to briefly leave the app and go into your phone’s settings to get that set up.

As soon as I signed up, I got an email welcoming me to the Petcube community.

And then about 5-10 minutes after I set up the camera to be connected to my app, I got an email asking me how it was going. They really seem to care that you are having a good experience with their product.

What comes in the Petcube Camera Box:

  • Petcube Camera
  • US-plug Power Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide

Petcube Camera FREE App

Petcube Camera Review App Screen Shots Floppycats

The Petcube App is a FREE app for iOS and Android users.  Via the Petcube App, users can share access to their Petcube Cameras and share photos of their pets and find new friends.

Petcube Wi-Fi Pet CameraAs you can tell from the screen shots I took above from my phone – you can click on the icon that looks like the Petcube camera to access your camera at home.  You also can adjust the settings of the camera to deliver push notifications when your cats have entered the room via the motion detector on the camera.  Lastly, you can have a profile on the Petcube app and treat it similarly to your own personal Instagram type of app within the Petcube app.

Through the Petcube App you can:

  • Access and control your Petcube camera
  • Access (and potentially control) other Petcube cameras that people have made them public
  • Play with your pet with the laser toy
  • Meet 1000s of other pet owners through the App, you can share your photos, videos, etc.
  • Customize access for friends and family
  • Capture and share photos and videos

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Petcube Camera Details

  • 3.8 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
  • 2.2 pounds

Camera comes in 3 colors:

  • Carbon Black
  • Rose Gold
  • Matte Silver – we got this one.

Petcube Customer Service/Support

I got responses in a very timely manner. They also offer a phone number on their website to call – which seems to be rarer and rarer these days. They send emails checking in with you to make sure you are enjoying the camera and making the most out of it.

The only downside I found to it was that there is no night vision – so if your house is dark, you can’t play with your cats.

Petcube Pet Monitoring Wi-Fi Pet Camera Unboxing Video

Petcube Pet Monitoring Wi-Fi Pet Camera Review Video

Videos that Floppycatters captured while using our Petcube camera:

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We received the Petcube camera for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee.  Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.

What do you think of the Petcube camera?  Would you be interested in having one for your cats?

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. And who doesn’t lurve to watch some Cat Private Time Weirdness, am I right?!?!? 🙂

    Pawesome review of a really super PAWESOME product!!! And, I think I just fell in lurve with it a little more when I discovered it comes in three colors. Rose Gold. Mmmmm. My favorite!!!! YAY!!! 🙂

    This camera has limitless possibilities for making anyone’s world a better place! So many options to have so much fun!!! Brilliant design. Brilliant! 🙂

    Gosh, I want one so bad now… Maybe for Christmas (if I don’t win the giveaway…you never know. I might get lucky! That’s what all of us are thinking…lol. Whoever wins the Petcube Camera Giveaway this month is going to be one happy Floppycatter for sure!)…

    Great job on the review and the videos!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    • Jenny says:

      Sorry you didn’t win, Patti! Looks like they like promos around holidays, so maybe they will do one for Black Friday that’s better than the Father’s Day on they are doing now!

      • Awww, thanks, Jenny! But I did win that sweet, sweet Jackson Galaxy Laser Air Wand that I know my baby girl will go crazy for (I hope!)!!! I’ll save my money for a future sale for the camera! Big hugs! 🙂 <3

  2. Teresa Reid says:

    Think this is one of the most wonderful products that has ever been invented to be able to watch our little ones when we’re out and even get to play with them too. Love all the apps that allow others to play with them. Really well thought out product. The company sounds really top notch with all the follow up they do to ensure that you are getting the most out of their product. Thanks for the great review. Another one for our list!♥♥♥♥

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks, Teresa – yes, a very well-thought-out product. And a fun one to boot!

      • Teresa Reid says:

        Would be great when pet parents are on vacation to be able to see how their little ones are doing and what they are doing. I’ve always wanted that at the kitty condo place we take our girls to, but they don’t have that yet. Am going to let her know about this product and thanks so much for bringing it to our attention or I would have never known about it. Just one other thing that you and your sweet boys do for all of us here that enriches our pets lives so much. Thank you Jenny, Charlie and Chiggy!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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