Admit it, when you’re on vacation you wish the neighbors would put the phone up to Fido so you can say hello. We know, you’re obsessed with that furry four-legged friend. And a brand new invention may just stop you from missing those pets while you’re away.
Introducing PetChatz. Invented by a Minnesota-based startup, PetChatz is a two-way petcam that ‘enables both owner and pet to connect and interact remotely in a manner similar to Skype or Apple’s FaceTime.’ It retails for around $350 and comes with a ‘chew-proof’ intercom-sized unit with a built-in speakerphone, camera system and interactive LCD screen.
You use an app on your computer or smartphone to chat (which can also be recorded!) and you can even select a special ring tone to signal to your pet that someone’s calling. And this is probably the best thing about PetChatz: you can use the ‘Greet & Treat’ system that rewards your furry pal with tasty treats and even special scents that are kept hidden in a refillable compartment.