Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Pebby: Your Pet's Robotic Babysitter
"Smart" pet toys seem to be the current trend and the Pebby aims to take internet connected pet devices to a new level.
Currently in "Kickstarter" phase, the Pebby is a wireless/Bluetooth enabled system that is made up of a ball, collar, charging "kennel" and mobile app. Like other similar toys, pet owners are able to watch, interact, and capture their pets movements/activities while away from home through the ball. Built from durable, shatterproof polycarbonate, Pebby is designed to withstand rough play and the occasional dip in the water bowl. It looks like you'll also be able to easily change the look of your ball with magnetic caps in a variety of colors/patterns.
The part of the Pebby system that excited us the most is the charging "kennel" which wirelessly charges your ball. Simply drive the ball into the kennel and it will self dock and begin charging!
The least exciting part of the system has to be the collar, which serves to provide movement/activity tracking. If you don't already have a pet activity device this is a nice integrated add, but not sure if it's going to challenge any of the existing leaders in the market.
Pebby is currently offering a limited edition early bird special ($135) that is 45% off the retail price, so make sure to head over to their Kickstarter page if you're interested in learning more!