Pet cameras allow you to monitor and interact with your pet while you are away. Two of the more popular options include the Pawbo and Furbo Pet Cameras. Both of these cameras allow you to safely monitor your pet all while interacting with them at a distance.
Although both of these pet cameras are effective for monitoring your pet, the Furbo Pet Camera is better all around. It is more durable and easier to use. Not to mention, it has enhanced interaction capabilities, meaning you have more opportunities to play with your pet while away. This camera is especially great for dogs.
That is not to say that the Pawbo Pet Camera is bad. On the contrary, the Pawbo Pet Camera is the best option if you are on a budget. Much like the Furbo, it offers good monitoring and interaction services, but it comes at a much lower price. Cats will enjoy the Pawbo most.
To find out more about these two pet cameras, read on. In this review, we review both products individually and compare them to one another. Let’s get the scoop on these pet scopes.
At A Glance
Let’s look at the key points of each product.
Overview of Pawbo Pet Cameras:
The Pawbo Pet Cameras are an affordable and easy-to-use option for monitoring and playing with your pet while you are away.
The Pawbo Pet Camera is made with a compact design. It almost looks like a house freshener dispenser and even comes in two colors, white and pink. The camera is a second generation PPC-21 CL camera. It includes a 130-degree wide angle lens with a 4X zoom. The 130-degree angle won’t give you complete visibility of the room, but it is more impressive than other cameras on the market.
So that you can see your pet anywhere, the camera will connect to Wi-Fi so that you can view it on your phone or tablet. Using the app, you can interact with your pet in a variety of ways, including talking to them, pointing an LED laser pointer, or dispensing treats.
As we mentioned above, the app allows you to interact with your pet while you are away from home. Most notably, you can talk to your pet through the phone and camera. The animal can chat with you too, letting you hear their barks or noises.
Additionally, there is a treat compartment that can hold 10 treats at once, or two treats per slot for smaller sized treats. The dispenser does not throw the treats, but it does plop the treats out so that your pet can enjoy a snack while you are away.
Pawbo Pet Cameras are great for cats especially because it also comes with an LED laser pointer. You can turn the laser pointer on so that your pet gets to run around and chase the pointer. This is a favorite among dogs and cats alike, but cats especially.
Overview of Furbo Pet Cameras:
The Furbo Pet Camera is a high-end camera that can allow you to monitor and interact with your pet, no matter the lighting in the room or the distance between you all.
The Furbo Pet Camera is a high-end pet camera. It is equipped with a 1080 HP camera with a 160-degree wide angle viewing. This allows you to see a lot of the room at once. It even includes a 4X digital zoom with infrared night vision. This can let you see your dog no matter the lighting within the room.
How this camera works is that it connects to a free downloadable app. This app is available on iOS or Android devices. Because of the app, you can watch your dog anywhere. If you upgrade to the premium account, you can even save the videos and pictures that you take of your dog.
All you have to do to connect this camera to your phone is to connect it to Wi-Fi. The process is pretty easy to set up. Once the app is downloaded and the camera connected to Wi-Fi, you can easily monitor your dog from just about anywhere around the globe.
One thing that makes the Furbo Pet Camera stand out is how it allows you to interact with the pet. Most notably, it comes with a canister that can store 100 small treats. The treats can be thrown pretty far, which is a great addition for dogs because it allows you to almost play catch while you are away.
You can also talk to your dog through this pet camera. In fact, it includes a two-way chat system, meaning you can hear your dog when it barks or makes noises, as well as talk to your dog through the camera. The app will even notify you whenever the pet is looking at it, giving you the best opportunity to interact with your furry friend.
What are the differences between them?
Now that we’ve learned about these two cameras individually, let’s compare them to one another so you know which camera to select.
- Edge: Furbo Pet Camera
In terms of performance, the Furbo Pet Camera wins by a mile. Between its 160-degree wide angle viewing, night vision, and enhanced interaction abilities, this camera will allow you to monitor and play with your pet in nearly every scenario.
The Pawbo Pet Camera is still impressive, especially for its price, but it simply does not offer as many specs or capabilities as the Furbo Pet Camera, which is why the Furbo stands out in terms of performance.
- Edge: Pawbo Pet Camera
One area that the Pawbo Pet Camera stands out is in its price. In many ways, the Pawbo Pet Camera is the much more affordable alternative to the Furbo Pet Camera. Of course, this more affordable price does result in the product being slightly less impressive, but it certainly is worth the money, especially if you’re on a budget.
- Edge: Furbo Pet Camera
Both the Furbo and Pawbo Pet Cameras are relatively durable, but the Furbo Pet Camera wins by just a bit. The technology is a bit more advanced within this camera, meaning that will last a bit longer. With both models, however, you need to be gentle and be sure to place them in an area where the pet cannot damage them.
- Edge: Pawbo Pet Camera
On design alone, the Pawbo Pet Camera wins out. This camera has a very sleek and non-distracting design. Since it looks like a regular house freshener, it blends in just about any room. It even comes in two colors, helping you find a design that you like the best.
- Edge: Furbo Pet Camera
With pet cameras, it’s important to look at the interactions. Between these two pet cameras, the Furbo has the best interactions. It can throw treats and provides an enhanced two-way talking system. This allows you to talk to your pet while playing a virtual game of catch.
The Pawbo also has good interactions. For example, you can talk to your pet and it even comes with a laser pointer. The treat dispenser does not throw treats, which is why we selected the Furbo as having the edge in terms of interactions.
What the Users Say
In addition to our own tests, we wanted to hear what other users had to say about these two cameras. Overall, most reviews we read agreed with our general consensus that the Furbo Pet Camera was superior, but that the Pawbo is a great option if you are on a budget.
Most users agree that the Pawbo is an affordable way to interact with your pet. Most users loved that you could dispense treats and play with your pet remotely. However, the biggest downsides of the Pawbo are that the motor and laser pointer function can be a bit shaky. Not to mention, you cannot angle the camera down, making it hard to get full visibility.
The Furbo has more positive reviews than the Pawbo. Most people love the durable and unique look of the dispenser. The fact that the dispenser throws the treat makes it better for dogs than cats. The biggest drawback of the Furbo is that the app is a bit shaky and the treats you must use within this dispenser are not big enough for larger breeds.
Overall, both these pet cameras are a great way to interact and monitor your pet while you are away. Between these two cameras, the Furbo Pet Camera is the best option because it is more durable, offers more visibility, and provides more interaction opportunities. If you are on a budget, however, we recommend the Pawbo Pet Camera because it offers similar capabilities at a much more affordable price.