Being a bit of a ‘old’ Techie we have incorporated technology into our own pets lives: the dogs all have Pod GPS + WiFi Tracker and Activity Monitor for Pets and we have a number *cough – 7, webcams dotted around to spy on them!
So was interesting (for me anyway) to read this article over on Engadget about the Pawbo+ which allows you to chat and play with your dog and cat (especially bearing in mind that your dog understands what you are saying!)
Acer is branching into pet accessories with a recent acquisition called Pawbo, and has revealed at IFA 2016 that it’ll soon release a bunch of dog- and cat-centric products. The first one, the Pawbo+ interactive pet camera, lets you keep an eye on or even chat with with Fluffy or Bowser, in case they’re traumatized by your absence. Equipped with a microphone and speaker, it lets you see them and carry on a two-way “conversation.”
You can capture images of your pet and share them on social media, of course. If your l’il pal isn’t being animated enough for a decent Instagram, you can dispense a treat using the device or get his attention via a manually or automatically controlled laser pointer. Thanks to a party chat feature, up to eight friends at once can see Rex, tell him he’s a good boy and control the accessories. The Pawbo+ is now on pre-order for $169, and is scheduled to arrive in November, 2016.