- Good video quality
- Solid construction
- Attractive design
- Reliable treat dispensing
- Low-quality speaker
- Barking alerts too sensitive
- Non-adjustable camera
- 720p camera with night vision
- Two-way audio
- Treat dispenser
What is the Furbo Dog Camera?
It boasts its treat-tossing capability that lets pet owners play with their pets even from a distance and just through their smartphones.
The camera has 720p resolution with night vision mode, two-way audio to allow communication with pet remotely, WiFi connectivity, and the above-mentioned treat-tossing capability. This is a complete package ultimate pet gadget.back to menu ↑
Design and Setup
There are many home security cameras manufactured over the years and Furbo Dog Camera stands out with its nice-looking design. It is tall and angular and painted with a glossy white finish. It also has a cute removable wooden lid to cover the top and protect the treats inside.
The treats are tossed at the front part of the camera and the 720 camera lens is positioned above it. There is a LED indicator at the back part of the Furbo that lets you know if the Furbo is accessed remotely or when it is online.
The recommended positioning of the camera is at the high part of a shelf. Its design blends well with the surroundings. Also, to prevent your dogs from smooching the hidden treats inside, it should be out of their reach. Lastly, the camera lenses are aimed downwards. So, for a better wide angle, it is best to be placed on a high shelf.
The Furbo only needs to be plugged with its AC adapter. Install the Furbo app on your phone and youâ€™ll be taken to the whole pairing setup. Remember that Furbo works on the 2.4GHz WiFi band so it should be closer to your router for a better function.
The smartphone app is complete with tutorials to guide you with its functionalities. The good thing about the treat-dispensing is that it is designed to toss the treats in just the right velocity that doesnâ€™t annoy or scare your dog.back to menu ↑
Performance and App
The 720p camera is a surprising pleasantry. The video quality is crisp and the colors displayed are more vibrant compared to other security cameras. If you have more than one dog, you can easily identify which is which just by looking at the camera. Also, you can zoom in up to 4x. But, just like any digital zoom, the closer you zoom, the worse the quality is.
The wide angle lets you view almost the entire room and it makes it easy to spot your pets. The Furbo Dog Camera would have been perfect if it has the ability to pan and tilt the camera.
The night vision mode is as clear as its normal mode. Itâ€™s convenient and doesnâ€™t give you a hard time at looking for your pets.
One thing that is quite disadvantageous with the Furbo Dog Camera is its fairly low quality audio. But, dogs are sound-sensitive so a simple calling will already have them turning to the camera.
The automatic bark detection is good since it lets you know when your dog barks and it sends a notification on your phone. You can then turn on the camera and calm your dog. The downside is that the cameraâ€™s bark detection seems to be a little too sensitive. The littlest sound will notify you and it can be very annoying. You can turn off the automatic bark detection in the settings, though.
Tossing a treat to your pet is just like playing on your phone. You only need to swipe the treat icon up the video feed. Be careful with the distance as it might end up in hard to reach places. Depending on how big your treats are, the Furbo might dispense more than one treat at a time. This will have your pet occupied for a reasonable time.back to menu ↑
The Furbo Dog Camera isnâ€™t a necessary pet gadget as not all pet owners really need it. But it can come handy to those who are oftenÂ away from their pets. It might be a little expensive but the price is almost reasonable for the features that it has to offer.back to menu ↑
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