If you travel as often as we do, one of the things you probably miss is your pet. More importantly, your pet misses you, your voice and interacting with you. Petcube is an IP camera designed specifically to allow you to feel a little closer to your pet when you are across the street or across the world.
Like many IP cameras, you can login from your phone, computer or tablet and view a live shot from the camera, you can talk back through the camera to the room and you can grab a frame from the feed. You even have the ability to give others access to the camera so friends or family can look in on your pet.
Where Petcube varies is in its pet-specific features. For example, you can take that screen grab and share it through the mobile app to others interested in seeing your photos. You can also interact directly with your pet using the integrated laser pointer. This is definitely a game changer for anyone who has a pet like mine who loses their mind over lasers.
Petcube is available now for $199 from the company's website.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Trey was born into a tech career. Instead of going to summer camp as a child, Trey spent summers working at the local news station with his father, an Emmy award winning news director. He honed his audio skills singing in a band, and later worked as a lighting and audio technician for a theme park. Within two years he became the lead technician for the entire park, which included a fully operational CNN sponsored TV station, a full theater and a circus. Later, he became the lead lighting and audio tech for one of the Ringling Bros. circuses, with a stint as a clown for the pure joy of performing. It was at Ringling that he met his wife, who he calls the most beautiful, loving, and funny person he has ever met, and who is also the creator of the 3000 Brigade. Trey was a performer with the 3000 Brigade for nine shows, as well as hosting the 3000 Brigade Podcast, while still doing media on the side. Trey currently edits and cleans audio for PLuGHiTz shows and has also been a special events host.