Playdate is going to raise the bar when it comes to technology for your pet. It allows you to play through basically any internet connection from anywhere. The device comes in the form of a clear ball with a camera inside. But this is going to be more than just a ball as it’s able to roll and steer.
That is right, you can control a rolling ball with your smartphone through internet. The camera inside will be actively stabilized for a great view whether moving or stationary. On top of that you can talk and listen. And make squeaky sounds, because that really makes a pet toy complete:). Of course you will be able to take snapshots and record videos of all the crazy moves of your dog or cat.
Sneak Preview: Playdate's smart ball lets you play with your furry loved ones from anywhere! pic.twitter.com/zaM87lAr38
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Another great feature will be the strong poly carbonate shell. This type of plastic is very strong and also used to make bulletproof lenses and windows. On top of that it will be replaceable at a low cost. Because many dog owners will feel a little apprehensive to throw an expensive gadget for the dogs.
Currently the Playdate smart ball is still being tested and developed. According to the company it will be available by December 2016. If you want to be among the first to have it you will need to be fast. Because there is only a limited number of pre order units left. The price for early adopters will be $169 or you can get two for $299. This a considerable discount from the expected retail price of $249. But it does mean you will have to pledge your money now and wait for a couple of months. The Smart ball will come in two sizes, 3″ and 4″ to make sure that your pet can have maximum fun.
In order to get your unit pre ordered you will have to go to their Indiegogo page. Here you can sign up or in and enter your payment information. After that you will be contacted by Playdate to choose your smart ball size and delivery information.
So, this is what we know about the price of the Playdate Smart Ball for now. As we get more information we will update this post to keep you informed.
While growing up with cats and dogs, I discovered I am good at understanding how these wonderful companions feel. My first pocket money was spent on pet toys, and I majored in animal behavioral science. My specialty was how dogs develop intelligence by playing. So if you feel your dog is not that smart, I might be able to help. My pets have helped me stay aware, committed, and down-to-earth. It’s my mission to help pets and owners be more connected and happy.
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