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Pawbo+ review
Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set (Photo: Pawbo)
helloBARK! staff
By helloBARK! staff
Updated on June 24, 2019

A pet camera can be a great tool for dog owners who have pups that suffer with separation anxiety or destructive behaviour when left alone.

These devices can allow pet parents to talk to their animals and reassure them with the sound of their voice that everything is fine.

Most dog cameras will have a HD camera and two-way audio so you can see and communicate with your pet.

The inclusion of a treat dispenser allows dog owners to reward their pooch for good behaviour and following commands.

In this article we are going to take a close look at what the dog camera Pawbo+ has to offer.

We will examine the specifications of the device, what customers are saying about the product as well as the price.

So without further ado, let’s delve into Pawbo+.

What is Pawbo+?

Pawbo+ is a wireless interactive pet camera that has a number of features to keep your dog stimulated.

With the Pawbo+, you can see, talk, treat and play with your furry friends while you are away from home.

Pawbo+ promise to bring more fun and quality time to you and your pets even when your dog is home alone.

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With a treat dispenser and a LED laser game, there is no shortage of features to keep your dog entertained.

Through the integration of hardware, software, and services and a human- and pet-centric approach, Pawbo+ claim on their website to deliver solutions that allow people to fully enjoy the perks of being a pet owner anytime, anywhere.

While such claims are encouraging, it’s time to look at the product’s features to see whether Pawbo+ can deliver on their claims.

Treat dispenser

Pawbo+ comes with a treat dispenser which let’s you reward your pets for behaving well.

The company make it clear on their website that their concept is to provide “treats” not “meals”.

Two-way speaker and HD video

Photo: Pawbo+
Photo: Pawbo+

With a 720p HD live video, 130° wide-angle lens, and 4x digital zoom, dog owners can capture and record every precious moment from their mobile device.

Like all good dog cameras, the device does have two-way speaker feature. So you can use the Pawbo+ app to communicate with your pets.

Audio and movement detection

Another important feature is audio and movement detection so you can receive notifications if your dog is barking or on the move around the house.

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Their website doesn’t make it clear whether the device does have a sensor for movement or sound.

Night vision

Unlike most other dog cameras that helloBARK! have reviewed, Pawbo+ does not have night vision. They explain the reason behind this omission on their website:

“We believe that night vision images and video clips do not accurately portray your pet. We are now developing accessories for additional purchase that can enhance nighttime picture and video usage. In the meantime, you can set up a small LED light that automatically turns on when lighting conditions are low.”

Ease of use

Pawbo+ provide a lot of details on their website for installation. So should you have any issues with the set up then you can find a lot more information online. Their FAQ is very instructive for any other problems that you encounter.

You need wifi to use their product.

Design and size

The device dimensions are 11.2 x 11.2 x 20 cm.

This small white device is easy to set up and doesn’t take up a lot of room. It is easy to use and easy to clean.

Price

Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set is priced at $179.99 (USA) / £99.99 (GBP) on Amazon.

The device is a halfway point between some of the more premium products on the market and other cheaper options.

What people are saying about it

Pawbo+ has over 300 reviews on Amazon.com with an average rating of four stars.

One customer was thrilled to see her dogs interact with the product:

“This was really good, glad we got it, great to see your dogs reaction and know they are ok. Also good to do video, not totally clear but still good.”

Another Amazon consumer was pleased with the product aside from the clarity of the video:

“The Pawbo+ seems to be of good build quality and sturdy enough not to be knocked over by inquisitive pets.I found the images from the camera to be quite noisy and grainy even though I have it set up in a light area. Other reviews I’ve seen seem to have better quality pictures so I’m not sure if it’s maybe something to do with my internet connection or some other issue.”

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One final reviewer was unhappy with the quality of the device:

“All the functionality seems to technically work, but the camera quality is very poor. Think early 2000s low price webcam.”

Any negatives?

We were disappointed that Pawbo+ doesn’t have audio or movement sensors.

These are vital features for those with dogs that bark a lot or roam around the house.

Is this the best dog camera?

Photo: Pawbo+
Photo: Pawbo+

While Pawbo+ is a decent dog camera, there are a number of features missing.

The price is good but helloBARK! believes there are some better options on the market.

You can check out our updated guide on the best dog cameras available right now by clicking on this link.

Anything else to consider?

One of Pawbo+’s unique features is their laser game: play and interact with your pet manually or automatically.

It can be activated remotely to give dog owners a fun way to keep their pets entertained and get them moving.

Conclusion

There is a lot to like about Pawbo+ but it falls short in one or two departments.

It has a HD video and two-way microphone but is missing audio and movement sensors.

If you’re willing to spend a little bit more, you can find a dog camera that has all the key features.

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