So he ordered a Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera, complete with a Laser Pointer Game (and way cool treat dispenser, but we digress) to get Maxie up and running.
While Faraday does a little light reading, here's my impression of the camera:
- The interface is the easiest of any wireless camera I've yet to try out. It immediately found my network, prompted me for the password, and - done. And it reconnects automatically when I move it from room to room and plug it back in.
- The second feature I really reeeally like: it automatically syncs with my existing cloud account for any video you want to record. (Still photos save directly to your phone)
In my case, it's a Google Drive account, but it also interfaces with Dropbox. Downloading video clips is a breeze, and you don't need any fancy video app to play the clips - I tested them and they played fine with QuickTime.
This is nice, since I've heard other brands (none that I've ever used, though - so this is hearsay) require a cloud subscription for a fee, to access the footage.
|This shiny new addition to our home comes complete with red dot and treat dispenser!|
The camera's not cheap - it retails for $199 - so if you're in it for that much and a pan/tilt feature was just an incremental cost, I'd want that on future models.
And of course, there's the Red Dot.
|We can confirm the treat dispenser works. Very well, indeed.|
Allie: Wait. Is that a treat dispenser I spy????
Want to see how well it works?
Faraday: Remember, Allie. I'm in control of the remote, so you only get treats when I say so.
|Faraday controls the mobile phone app after reading on the Pawbo+ website how to use it|
Allie: You are such a brat.
Maxwell: Whewww, whatta workout. I'm beat.
Allie: Really, Max? Really? You didn't even break a sweat. That's just a play for sympathy, and - newsflash - no one's falling for it.
Faraday: (yelling from off screen) You gotta EARN those, Maxie. Now drop and give me fifty!
Maxwell: That's exactly what I plan to do: drop into my lounger and give you a good fifty minutes of snooze time, starting .... NOW.
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