LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off a successful Q4 with record sales, Petcube debuts its new HD camera Petcube Bites at the Pepcom Digital Experience event and Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Petcube Bites is an all-in-one Wi-Fi pet camera with built-in treat dispenser designed so people can stay connected to their pets 24/7. Remotely controlled through the Petcube app on a smartphone, Petcube Bites features 1080p HD streaming video, night vision, sound and motion alerts, two-way audio, ability to remotely fling treats, a built-in container that will hold up to 2 lbs of treats, and has automatic reorder support with Amazon Dash Replenishment. Best Buy will be the first retailer to sell Petcube Bites. Consumers can now pre-order Petcube Bites at a special price of $229 exclusively through BestBuy.com and BestBuy.ca. Petcube Bites will retail for $249 when it is released.
Petcube Bites is the third product from the San Francisco based technology leader Petcube. In November, the company commercially released Petcube Play, the next-gen HD pet camera with interactive laser toy, on Petcube.com and with major retailers Amazon, Petco, Best Buy, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Both Petcube Play and Petcube Bites were first revealed on Kickstarter in late July as a pre-order campaign, receiving design and engineering recognition as Kickstarter's featured technology project and staff favorite. The company's first product, Petcube Camera is the original, bestselling pet cam that first broke crowdfunding records for a pet technology product on Kickstarter. Petcube's entire product lineup comes in three colors: Matte Silver, Rose Gold and Carbon Black.
"We couldn't be more excited to showcase our latest innovation in pet technology at CES. We continually challenge ourselves to disrupt and build products that connect people and their pets," said Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO and Co-Founder of Petcube.
This marks the 3rd year that Petcube has exhibited at CES in a fast-growing technology category of Connected Pet. According to Euromonitor, the global pet industry is estimated to be a $104 Billion market with pet ownership outpacing childbirths in major markets.
"As pet parents, we're always committed to designing products for pets with as much care as products for people. Since we began in 2012 and coined the category Connected Pet, we've seen huge growth in the space, providing validation of how technology can shape the way we interact with our pets."
Planned for February, all new and existing Petcube camera owners will receive 4 hours of free video cloud storage on a daily basis accessible through the Petcube App. This is a new lite feature of the popular Petcube Care, a video cloud recording service that helps owners look after the safety of their pets and home. A Petcube Care subscription provides 24/7 video cloud storage with 10 or 30 day history. A 10 or 30 day subscription plan provides owners with a complete solution for on-the-go pet care, including recorded video clips, timeline history, and triggered sound and motion event recording of what's happening in the home.
Petcube Bites will rollout commercial distribution starting in late April on Petcube.com and participating retailers in US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Petcube Play currently sells at $199 at Petcube.com and participating retailers. Petcube is exhibiting and showcasing its new product lineup at CES, Booth #40750, in Las Vegas.
Petcube is reimagining pet care. We are dedicated to improving the lives of pet parents and their pets through technology. Petcube products include Petcube Play, the next-generation interactive pet cam with built-in laser toy, Petcube Camera, the original, best-selling interactive pet cam, and forthcoming Petcube Bites, an interactive treat cam. All three products enable pet parents to see, talk to and have fun with their pets from their smartphone anytime, anywhere. Petcube is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine and Shenzhen, China. For more information visit the website and online media kit, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.