Furbo Dog Camera

January 11, 2020
Alexa Enabled 1080p Furbo Dog Camera

​Overview

​Many dog owners hate the fact that they go to work all day and have to leave their pooch at home unattended. One way you can check in on you furry friend while you're away is with Furbo's Dog Camera. This is an Alexa compatible smart device that lets you not only see your dog, but interact with them. This can be great for dog owners who find themselves with a tail-wagger that suffers from anxiety or boredom.

The Furbo Dog Camera looks like a flower vase with a nice bamboo top cover. At it's core, it's a smart camera that provides some key features that lets you maintain your relationship with your pup.

Coming in at 8.9 inches tall, Furbo has managed to include a 160-degree 1080p HD camera. While it's not 4K, the video quality is still good enough to provide a clear picture of what's going on in your home and with your doggie. The camera even includes night vision and a 4x digital zoom.

One of the best features of the Furbo unit is the treat tossing device. This allows you to fill it with your dog's favorite treats so you can toss some to him now and then. If you setup the unit with Alexa, you can even tell it to toss a treat every hour!

Aside from the treat tosser, the other feature we really like is the 2-way communications system. This lets you talk to your dog via the Furbo, letting them hear your voice and you can hear their bark in response.

If you have a dog that gets restless, the Furbo also include barking alerts. If they start getting active, it will let you know. Furbo has decided to take it's device a step further though and included a Dog Activity alert, Dog Selfie alert, and even a Person alert. Someone in your house that you weren't expecting? Yep, it'll let you know! Furbo knows that some dogs are more active than others. Because of this, they let you set the parameters around what should trigger the event-based cloud recording feautures of the Furbo Dog Camera.

​Features

  • ​1080p Full HD Camera with 160-degree wide-angle view, night vision, livesteam, and 4x digital zoom
  • 2-way audio
  • Built in treat tossing device that works with the iOS and Android app
  • Barking alert, real-time smart alerts such as Dog Activity alert, Dog Selfie alert, and Person alert
  • Doggie diarie
  • Alexa enabled

PROS

  • ​Provide clear video and audio
  • ​Easy setup and operation
  • ​Provides real-time alerts and notifications
  • Provide an app for iOS and Android
  • ​Alexa enabled

CONS

  • No screen for the dog to see their owner
  • ​Requires a subscription to use all of the cloud based features

​How Does It Work?

​The Furbo Dog Camera works similar to many of the cloud based security cameras that are currently on the market. The distinction is with the interactive features that are designed specifically for dog owners. It connects to the internet ​via ​WiFi, letting you see and hear what's going on in your house from your mobile devices. The various alerts will let you know when something isn't quite right at home so you can have a look.

​Aside from the ability to look in on your dog from time to time, the biggest selling point is that the Furbo is designed to help alleviate boredom and anxiety. Because it allows 2-way communications between you and your dog, your dog can hear your voice and let you calm them down. And if your pooch likes a snack from time to time during the day, the Fubo lets you take care of that too.

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