What’s more guilt-inducing than leaving your pet at home alone as you work or go to school? Nothing, that’s what! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take our adorable fluffy friends to school or the office with us without receiving death glares from our professors and bosses?
With the Petcube Bites 2, you can take full-care of your pets while you’re away! This ingenious auto-feeder comes with all sorts of features that any pet owner would love. Not only will you never leave too much or too little food out for your pets, but you can spend quality time with them while you’re out of the apartment.
The Bites 2 is an upgraded version of the original Bites which was a hit. The Bite 2 comes with better audio and visual quality so you won’t miss a moment with your buddy at home.
1080p, 160° scope Camera
To see what your pet is doing, connect the Bites 2 to your home’s Wi-Fi and access the camera via the Petcube app. Through your phone, the Bites 2’s camera will give you crystal-clear images at 1080p of what lies in front of it. The camera has a wide, 160° view and offers 4x zoom so you’ll always be in the loop of what’s going on at home.
The Bites 2 does not come with its remote control so getting the app is critical. Simply install the Petcube App (available for both iOS and Android), register, and sign in. Everything you’d ever want to do, from feeding your pets, receiving real-time alerts, and monitoring your pet through the camera can be done with the mobile app.
The original Bites allowed users to speak to their cats and dogs via a microphone. The speakers were OK at best, but this has changed in the new Bites 2. This awesome device features a 4-microphone array and a soundbar so you can always pop up to say “hi” to your buddy. Your pet can reciprocate your feelings by barking into the microphone array, which produces flawless sound quality on your end (as good as your mobile device can handle).
1.5-pound Food-Flinging Tray
The Bites 2’s food tray can now contain up to 1.5 pounds of dried treat. Feel like playing with your pet? A system of three orange inserts inside of the tray can fling the treats several feet away for your pet to hunt down. As the Bites 2 prepares to throw a treat across the room, it’ll produce a sound that’ll alert your pet cat or dog that it’s munch time.
Using the app, you can decide how many treats to toss at once, spoiling your pet for being a good boy while you’re away. The dog or cat treat should be spherical and measure in at less than one inch in size to be fling-able. You also need to sort the food by size and place them in the right canister (small, medium, and large).
The Bites 2 even comes with a free package of pet treats to test out. These treats can be used as a reference to what size food fits in the tray.
When it’s nighttime and you’re on the train back home, seeing your pet through the camera can be difficult. That is until you turn on Night Vision Mode. When turned on, you can check in on your pet in low- to no-light conditions to make sure he or she is snoozing peacefully.
Sound and Motion Detection
You can’t always be on standby to check in on your pet while you’re away. That’s why Petcube integrated a sound and motion alarm on the Bites 2. This device will send alerts to your mobile device, alerting you of any major movements or loud noises taking place. All alerts are sent in real-time so you can catch the culprit behind spills and torn furniture (probably your car or dog).
Sharing the Love!
Have your parents, siblings, or friends fallen head-over-heels in love with your pet? Or what happens when you need to take a trip out of town without a guaranteed internet connection? With the Bites 2, you can share access to your loved ones by adding their Petcube username in the app settings. They’ll be able to access everything you can, as well as receive motion and/or sound alerts if something goes wrong.
With Alexa, you can send voice commands to the Bites 2. From across the room, just yell at Alexa to feed your pet and the Bites 2 will fling a treat for him or her to fetch.
If you don’t have Alexa at home, don’t worry – Alexa is built-in the Bites 2! Not only will she feed your pet, but she’ll also play your music, listen to podcasts, check the weather, and set alarms. All without lifting a single finger. Whatever you need done, just ask Alexa.
Watch Others’ Pets!
Perhaps you have a bit of free time while you’re at the office, but your pet is dozing peacefully in the corner. Using the Petcube App, you can hit Play to watch publically accessible footage of others’ Petcube cameras. Those of you who gush at the sight of adorable cats and dogs – i.e. everybody – will love this feature.
Optional Membership for Added Bonuses
Petcube has an optional subscription called Petcube Care that gives you a ton of added features to help care for your pet while you’re out. There are several subscription packages included in Petcube Care, including up to 10 days’ worth of footage, smart alerts (barking, meowing, and facial recognition), exclusive discounts on brand-name pet supplies, 30-second clips, and an extended 2-year warranty on the Bite 2’s camera.
Petcube Care is available in three different levels, each offering various lengths of footage. You can save up to 20% by choosing the yearly subscription as opposed to paying every month.
Without subscribing, the Bites 2 will store up to 4 hours of the most recent footage and 10-second video clips. Subscribing to Petcube Care is worth it if you’d like to share your pet’s funniest moments when they think nobody’s watching.
So the main question is whether getting the Petcube Bites two is worth the investment? Well, it comes down to how you treat your pets. If your cat or dog is in a crate, then flinging the treats to the right spot can be a challenge. The Bites 2 is a lot more useful for pets that are allowed to roam freely through your home since you can call them through the microphone to give them a treat.
Your cat and/or dog will also quickly learn that the sounds made while the Bites 2 is preparing to launch food means it’s time to eat. This is a definite bonus for those having a hard time training their pets to get used to modern technology.
All in all, the Petcube Bites 2 is a magnificent pet-care device. There’s no way you’ll be able to care for them when you’re out, and relying on kind neighbors might be out of the question. The Bites 2, regardless of whether you subscribe to their monthly or yearly deals, and its crystal-clear image and sound quality is definitely worth the cost.