Find me one dog owner who hasn't said aloud, or in their head, 'I wish I could see what my dog does all day!' Well lovely ready, the time has come to turn that wish into a reality, with the help of Furbo!
It was only a matter of time until someone created a doggy cam. Let's face it, we've been Facetiming one and other for a few years now, and with social channels like Instagram Live and Snapchat, live video is a given these days. So why not have a live link into your house, pointing at your pooch?
Furbo is the world's first treat-tossing dog camera. Yes, you read it right... TREAT. TOSSING. Not just a device to see your pooch sleeping in his/her bed, or jumping on and off the sofa. You can throw a treat from it too. AND you can talk to your dog as well. It's GENIUS!
I just had to try it out. I've longed to see what Dhillon gets up to all day. I worry that he's terribly bored. (Don't worry, I don't leave him alone all day!) And it's a great way to spy on your dog walker! (I don't really do that) Furbo really is a great device for checking your dog is ok. If he barks, I'm sent a notification. If he looks a bit sad, I'll throw him a treat. All from my iPhone. GENIUS. (I know I've said that before)
Side note: he HATES me talking to him through the machine. He doesn't understand it. He ends up running off to the kitchen and hiding. I'm not sure if it's just him, but he's not usually scared of things. I get it though... he can hear me but can't see me, it must be a tad freaky.
BUT, I truly wouldn't want to live without Furbo now. Just the other day, I kept getting notifications that he was barking. We'd left the house only 10 minutes before, and he was sat on the sofa, barking and wining for some reason. He stopped soon after, but it was good to see that nothing was actually wrong, and to throw him a treat to calm him down.
Check out this little video...
Here's what the Furbo features:
- HD Camera + Night Vision – 720p HD camera features a 120° wide-angle lens, 4x digital zoom and infrared LED night vision for monitoring and clear pictures and videos
- Two-Way Audio – Crisp, built-in speaker and ultra-sensitive microphone, to both hear and speak to dogs and give them the comfort of a familiar voice whenever you’re out
- Treat Tossing System – Simply pop off the lid, drop in up to 30 of your dog's favourite treats, and with the touch of a button on your app you can play with, and reward, your dog at home
- Barking Alerts – Delivers push notifications to your smartphone letting you know if your dog is barking so you can soothe them in real time
- Mobile App Connectivity – WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, compatible with both iOS and Android, provides access from your smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch
You can get your hands on a Furbo now, from Amazon, for £249. Which really isn't a lot of money for all that it does! Click here to see more and to buy one.