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Pebby's Smart Robotics Pet Sitter System Allows Owners to Monitor and Interact with Pets

Pebby today introduced its smart robotic pet sitter system, which allows owners to monitor, interact with and entertain their pets anytime, anywhere in the world.  A combination of a smart collar and Wi-Fi controlled "ball" that follows pets around, Pebby puts pet owners' minds at ease as it tracks their furry loved ones' activities and sends key insights about their behavior and health to the Pebby companion app.  The #Kickstarter campaign, which has a funding goal of $50,000 USD features Early Bird specials of $124.00 USD (50% off retail) and other rewards for early backers.

Pebby the Robotic Pet Sitter is fun to play with! (Credit: http://www.prnewswire.com/)

The Pebby "ball," which can be remotely controlled via the Pebby companion app (for iOS and Android), houses a 720p wide-angle/fisheye video camera and three powerful lithium-ion batteries (provides 1.5 hours of playtime and 15 hours in standby mode) to empower pet parents to watch, interact with and capture their pet's cutest, candid moments in real-time (live footage streams to the Pebby app).  Via its micro-controlled, dual independent suspension, the Pebby ball remains stabilized at all times. Made in a pet-friendly size (80mm in diameter), Pebby features an interchangeable/multi-design inner casing, built-in LED lights for "Night Vision" Mode and LED glow rims.  It houses built-in speakers and a laser toy that is safe for humans and pets.

For complete pet care, Pebby features a smart collar that tracks a pet's activities and directly sends insights about behavior and health to the Pebby app. The battery life of the collar ranges from 8-12 days and the activity monitor can be charged with a USB connection or by placing it onto the included charging dock.

"We created a holistic pet-care system that delivers complete peace of mind to pet owners," said Hansen Goh, founder, CEO, Pebby. "Pebby allows pet owners to engage with their pets remotely, capturing candid images and monitoring their health and wellness, while also being in control and having a product that keeps their pets entertained while home."

Pebby also includes an array of entertainment functions accessible via the Pebby app. Users can set Pebby on "Auto Play" mode while they watch their pets play, or can take charge remotely and indulge in playtime with their pet(s). With the app, users can change LED colors and customize settings, including maximum speed and linear/angular acceleration. Users can receive "Shake" and "Bark" alerts on their smartphones when their pet starts playing with Pebby, or upon detecting barking sounds.

The Pebby system also features navigation to a wireless charging dock, a backup USB charging port, as well as an "Autoplay" Mode with "Auto-Follow" and "Auto-Repel" capabilities.

Source: http://getpebby.com

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