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“How is your Petcube Play guys?”

“Is the ‘Play’ bigger? Better?”

“What does it DO? How does the pet camera work”

Carbon Black – Matte Silver – Rose Gold Petcube Play

As soon as word got out we would be reviewing the new home pet monitor, the Petcube Play, questions began rolling in. So, we are excited to bring you our review of the most stylish, modern and easy to use pet cam on the market. Many have read our review of the Petcube Camera and wanted to know more about this one. There was a fight amongst the Dash Kitten Crew for who would write the review. Silver won!

The Petcube Camera, Play and Bites versions, now allow owners to host more than one Petcube camera on their network. There have also been extensive revisions to the App interface, making it even friendlier, more fun, and even easier to use. With each development the Petcube people take their device further and further ahead of the field.

Silver’s Petcube Play Pet Cam Report

Hi guys, Silver, the Crew’s Tech Editor, reporting on one cool piece of technology! The Petcube Play is a fun and useful  piece of equipment for any pet parent! It allows you to keep an eye on your cat or dog, and to communicate by voice if they need reassurance or interaction, while you are away. Even if you are somewhere else in your home, it’s fun to check the Petcube!

meet the Petcube Play and Miranda

Is the Play Bigger? Better?” The Play is lighter and more compact than the classic Petcube home camera, as you can see from the comparison picture I took. It continues the development of stylish design and product enhancement begun by its bigger sibling.  The camera stands a mere 7.5 cms square or 3x3x3 ins and comes with a generous 2.7 metres (9 feet) of cable, allowing you to put the Play at different heights. It’s a compact powerhouse of pet monitor technology and you access it by using the Petcube App on your own smartphone. 

Every smart home needs quality pet monitoring. Click To Tweet PetCube Play Report image

What does the Petcube Play DO?

This was the big question from our readers. Let’s me give you a run down of the major points here:

  • The Play streams your video at 1080p which is very High Definition video. A bit too technical? OK, try this. The BBC, EBU and all major USA channels use HD at 1080, as does a Blu-ray player. It’s that good. It also looks great on your smartphone.
  • There is a really fun laser for you to use when playing with your pet. The laser is certified safe for pets and human use. We have used the laser as a great toy when visiting other Play-mates around the world and feel happy when we are using it.
  • There is clear two-way audio between you and your pet. You can chat on the pet cam from anywhere, although Mum does shut up sometimes!
  • Sound and Motion Alerts This a big reason many people buy a pet monitor. The ‘Alert’ setting triggers a notification to you when there is movement or sound. This is useful if you have a pet you need to keep an eye on – a senior, or a nursing mom, foster kittens or a puppy in a crate. Settings for this are easy to adjust (even for my paws).
  • FUN TIP You can now add a bio for each of your fur family. The Dash Kitten Crew aim to squeeze as many of us on as we can! Let people know who your pets are, it gives them a reason to get in touch with a fellow pup or cat.  
  • Most Petcube Play changes and adjustments are made in the easy to find ‘Camera Settings’ section of the Petcube easy to use app (see our snapshot below). 
  • The recent software upgrade for the Petcube App is impressive and makes this the most competitive pet monitor out there.

Petcube Home Camera Pet Cam

Petcube Play Report – The Special Features

There are some cool special pet cam features that you really need to know about. They take pet monitoring devices to a whole new level!

  • The Night Vision Camera. This is the major update for many cat camera fans, and it is the most fun ever! Not only does it allow you to see your pets during the day, you can keep an eye on them out when they are active during the night. How busy are your cats at night? You may be surprised.
  • FUN TIP Night vision makes your house look really different! Check out our daytime curtains, and the night-time version! Mum wishes we really had white curtains!

PetCube Play Report Day and Night comparison for PetCube camera Coll eh?

Petcube Play Report – CARE a Fantastic Feature!

This is really special! Every user get 4 hours of free CARE video history time. Video is set to record by simple triggers – movement or sound. For the free video it records for four hours, then starts again!

You have the ability to download and save video segments to show friends. The settings are simple to adjust for auto recording, and you can also stop your CARE recording by setting it to ‘sleep‘ at any time.

  • For CARE video – you also have the option to buy more Cloud time, if you need it. Again, for specific purposes, this can be very useful e.g. a sick pet, noting how often a pet moves, monitoring a sick kitten or nursing mom..

We Preview the PetCube Play at Dash Kitten 

The Petcube Community

Finally, we need to mention one thing we really like that the publicity doesn’t spotlight – the growing community of Petcube members. You can see pictures other users have posted, and comment on them via the Petcube app on your smartphone. This is one of the real treats of the Petcube community, as cat cafes, ordinary people, rescues, and vet hospitals all have Petcubes, allowing you a glimpse into another pet world to your own. 

  • NOTE:- Our Original Petcube ‘Camera’ Review was a Finalist in the 2017 BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards, the pet industry Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards. See the review here.

The Petcube Play is awesome and you can check out their USA store here.

Silver Kitten with his
Petcube Play Report

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    Erin the Cat

    February 20, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I have to say I’m really impressed with the imagery of this camera in the video and stills on your blog. I do think we’ll be getting one for the Palace as a result of seeing this in action!
    Purrs Erin

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    meowmeowmans

    February 20, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Wow, that Pet Play is great. We love the high def video, and we enjoyed watching you all give that cat flap door a workout, too! 🙂

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    Deziz World

    February 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Dat’s really cool. We were asked to review one, but they wanted us to send it back and not pay us anything either. Mommy said no way jose’. MOL Glad ya’ll got one. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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    Brian Frum

    February 20, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Y’all sure are having fun with that Pet Cube and it does look pretty cool!

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    The Swiss Cats

    February 20, 2017 at 8:42 am

    That Pet Cube looks like a lot of fun ! The video has a good quality, it was fun to watch you ! Purrs

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    Summer

    February 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    That looks very cool!

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    Robin

    February 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I love the PetCube Play too! It is so much for Manna and Dexter. It looks like all of you are having a lot of fun with yours! Pawsome video. 🙂 Maybe we’ll have to have a halfway around the world play session via PetCube one of these days!

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      Dash Kitten

      February 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Dexter, Manna and Robin, we would love to arrange something like that!

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    Amy Shojai, CABC

    February 23, 2017 at 2:09 am

    This really looks terrific. I wondered about a “community” of folks who could watch/share videos. Kitties could have virtual playdates! I received a phone-monitoring interactive product from a company (just sent as a “thank you”) and haven’t had a chance to set it up/test but now think I might need to give that a go.

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    kelly

    February 23, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I bet the cats have a great time playing with the laser, and I’m sure you will have lots of fun watching them and seeing what they get up to!

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    Dear Mishu

    February 23, 2017 at 4:23 am

    That looks like so much fun! Great video too!

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    Tonya Wilhelm

    February 23, 2017 at 4:52 am

    My favorite thing about this is the camera. How cool to be able to watch the video. Thanks for the review.

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    Three Chatty Cats

    February 23, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I love the community idea of the PetCube. It’s a great way for rescues to share what they are doing! Great review, Silver!

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    Hindy Pearson

    February 23, 2017 at 6:49 am

    It’s such a great idea!! I know I miss my furbabies when I’m away and worry about Red most of all. How great to be able to see them and even interact. Love it.

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    Golden Daily Scoop

    February 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

    This looks fantastic! I love how you can download the video. Enjoy!!

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      Dash Kitten

      February 23, 2017 at 11:36 am

      It was all very easy to do. We are very impressed!

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    Kitty Cat Chronicles

    February 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I want one of these so badly! We have a little camera that came with our home security system, but it doesn’t have nearly as many cool features as the PetCube. It does have night vision and stores recorded video and has the movement trigger, but it doesn’t have audio or a laser. I would love to get one of these for a second room in our house. Thanks for the great review, we are SOLD!

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    Ava Roberts

    February 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    The features of the new PetCube sound great. I’d love to have one but I’m afraid all I’d see is my cats sleeping!

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    Bryn Nowell

    February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    First, and not PetCube related, YAY for spinning!

    Second, and this time it’s PetCube related…too cool! I have heard about other cameras (we actually have a different brand’s) but there are some unique features with what you’ve just shared that a lot of cameras don’t include.

    Lastly, fun fact…did you know that you might be able to be eligible for a discount on home owners insurance with the camera? If it detects movement, it can detect an intruder. We let our homeowners insurance know we had a camera and we got a 15% discount per month on our plan.

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      Dash Kitten

      February 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Oh wow I need to tell Mum! Oh yeah the spinning, she loves it (but she hides the fibre so we can’t play…..)

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    Karen

    February 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Already had some discussion with you about PetCube. Read the post again, really like many of the features and want to incorporate into my pet care business. Might be a couple of logistics issues to work out, but still pondering giving it a shot.

    Thanks for sharing, been curious to see this in action. Your post gave a great overview!

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    Cathy Armato

    February 23, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    This is such a cool product, it’s like our pets have their own private social media channel! It helps keep them safe too.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    Allison

    February 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Sigh. Maybe one day we’ll have to get a Smartphone so that we can use all the cool apps coming out for pets. In the meantime, I wish something similar to Pet Cube was available on a computer.

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    Sweet Purrfections

    February 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    The Petcube Play looks wonderful. We have one and are hoping Mom Paula can set it up this weekend.

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    Rebecca at MattieDog

    February 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Love Pet Cube – their design and products are awesome! Their addition of ‘Play’ is fabulous – we will check into it. In the meantime, keep the videos coming – I love them!

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    Beth

    February 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I think this would give pet parents peace of mind! You have some busy kitties! On a side note, I loved seeing your spinning wheel. One of my sisters is in a spinning guild, and while I don’t spin, I think it is wonderful that people do.

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    Ruth Epstein

    February 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Sounds like a great camera but living in such a tiny apartment I would have no where to put it LOL maybe one day when I move to a larger place

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    Talent Hounds

    February 23, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    The Pet Cube is so cool- great design and features. It is very good to be able to keep up with your pet/s while out of the house, or even upstairs.

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    Tenacious Little Terrier

    February 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I like the night vision feature. I wonder if Mr. N would react to the laser. I don’t think he has ever seen one before.

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    Sonja

    February 24, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Do you have to plug it in or is it charged up? We are really looking for a wireless option and something we could travel with for those rare times we need to leave the wee one in our apartment rental alone.

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      Dash Kitten

      February 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      It is attached to a 9 foot cable Sonya. We check up on the fur family from our smartphones.

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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    February 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Oh my mouses! WHAT FUN!!! purrs

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