Furbo dog camera can record up to 60 seconds of audio/video content and snaps pictures, which you can share via smartphone text message, email, or social media. The audio quality of the device left something to be desired.
1080p Full HD Camera & Night Vision: Livestream video to monitor your pet on your phone with a 160-degree wide-angle view, day & night.
2-Way Audio & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR detects when your dog is barking. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what’s going on at home and talk to calm them down via the app.
TOSS: a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Fill it with your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch.
Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug into a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.
Stable internet connection & Wifi signal are recommended for the best performance.
Included Components: Charger
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Sample buyer review… .” I love being able to watch my pug literally just sleeping for seven hours a day and my coworkers really enjoy the constant updates of me telling them where my pug is sleeping and forcing them to watch his small, fawn body laying in the same spot. I have learned that my cat must leave the house when I go to work because I never catch her on the camera. …”
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Furbo Dog Camera earns the Insane Pet Toys & Gadget’s top rating of 5 stars.
Dog owners will go to crazy lengths to make sure that their fur-babies are entertained during the long, boring workday. If you’ve frozen wet dog food in red rubber Kongs or stuffed them full of peanut butter, or hired dog walkers and pet sitters, turned on DogTV on Roku. Maybe your dog was bred to herd cattle or sheep all day, and he still gets bored. It’s not like he can read a magazine.
While cameras with two-way microphones, like the Nest IQ, are good at freaking out your dog, the Furbo is built specifically to let you check in on your pets when you’re gone. When you set up the camera and download the companion app, you can enjoy a wide array of pet-friendly features.
You can speak to your pups, watch a live feed, or toss them treats. With a Premium account, you can also save video footage, take pet selfies, set barking alerts, and keep an eye on any humans coming and going.
The Furbo is a gorgeous device. It’s smooth and white, a little under nine inches tall, and wouldn’t look out of place in a much better-decorated home than mine.
Finding a good place can take little thought. It has to be plugged in—there’s no way to use it with a battery—and in a spot with a strong Wi-Fi signal. The Furbo has to be set low enough for your dog to see it, and if you want to use it to identify visitors, it would ideally face your front door.
With every device that shows the interior of your home, you need to make sure that the data is protected. Furbo uses secure 2048-bit RSA private-key encryption. The footage is also deleted from both the cloud and the app at midnight every night, and you can go into Furbo’s settings and turn off the camera entirely.
Setup is simple. Plug it in and wait for the status light at the bottom to turn green. Yellow means it’s on standby; blue, that it’s in use; and purple, that the Wi-Fi connection has dropped out. Once it’s on, download the Furbo companion app and follow the instructions.
It has a pretty good arm, too. Sitting a foot off the ground, it can fling treats up to around eight feet away. I caught my spouse using a second tester Furbo to hurl Cheerios for my infant to chase, and it did pretty well on double duty.
The Furbo also seems quite sturdy, and the bamboo top is spill-proof. If your over-enthusiastic dogs knock it over a few times by scrabbling at it excitedly when they hear your voice, there’s no harm done.
For a seemingly simple device, the Furbo’s software is sophisticated. The app informs you that subscribing to premium alerts is currently free. With premium alerts activate, the Furbo keeps a timeline of the day’s events. It sends you a push notification whenever it detects a person, a dog moving, or barking.
The Furbo identifies everyone who walks by, no matter their shape, size, or activity. It identified my infant rolling around, and even just a flash of an adult foot or a pant cuff.
Adorably, it also automatically takes pictures of your dog when they gaze into the camera. Someone better at dog training than I am—or maybe with slightly more responsive dogs—could probably train their dog to gaze into the camera when the signal light turns blue since blue is one of the few colors that dogs can see. When the selfie feature worked, it was utterly hilarious.
You can set the video resolution at either 360p, 720p, or 1080p. The 1080p resolution is remarkably clear. You can also record your own voice and use it for the snack call, instead of the clicker. My dogs recognize the voice as mine. On the live camera, I can watch their heads swivel as they looked from the Furbo to my office door, and back again.
Every dog owner leaves their house with a little trepidation. Dogs are intensely social creatures, selected by nature, and our own desires, to be as cuddly and appealing as possible. It’s hard to leave them behind sometimes.
While $200 might seem expensive, the Furbo is simple, effective, and comparably priced to some of the other interactive pet cameras available. It’s also cheaper than constantly replacing shoes and pillows destroyed by lonely dogs.
If you work from home, you can pet your dog whenever you want. But if you have a spouse who works in an office, might be different and maybe every day at around 5 pm, when coming back from the office, you hear the Furbo’s mechanical click-click. The dogs sit in front of the Furbo expectantly.
How Does Furbo Work?
Furbo is designed for dogs
Fun Treat Tossing
Real-Time Barking Alert
Furbo Dog Nanny
A Final Word
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