Petcube Bites 2 Lite review: the top dog in affordable pet cameras

Petcube Bites Lite 2 is a treat-tossing camera for monitoring your furry friends

A black retriever sniffing the Petcube Bites 2 Lite camera
(Image: © Lauren Scott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Petcube Bites 2 Lite is a well-priced camera for anxious pet owners who want to keep an eye on their dogs and cats when they leave the house. Two-way audio and a treat dispenser separate it from a standard indoor security camera and offer great interaction with your pet remotely. The Bites 2 Lite is incredibly straightforward to set up and use, and you can mount it to a wall, or pop it on a table or shelf. The wide-angle lens covers most standard-sized rooms, and up to 8x zoom allows closer monitoring. The Petcube app can be slow to connect, and you have to sign up for a monthly subscription to store video recordings, but overall it's an affordable and feature-rich camera for most pet "pawrents".


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    Minimalist design and wall mounting

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    Treat dispenser works reliably

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    Great night vision view


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    Two-way audio quality isn't the best

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    Subscription required to store video

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    Can be toppled by boisterous pups

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If you've got a new pet, find yourself out of the house more than usual, or just like the idea of being able to say hello to your furry pals from work, you've probably looked into cameras like the Petcube Bites 2 Lite already. 

It's a tall, minimalist smart camera that sits on a shelf or table or mounts to a wall, giving you a constant video feed to the Petcube smartphone app for peace of mind and interaction whenever you leave home. If you've got an anxious animal or want to continue training remotely, the Bites 2 Lite can help.

Furbo 360 Dog Camera

If you want a camera you can place in the center of a big room and track your pet roaming around it, the Furbo 360 Dog Camera is a better choice. It also offers 2-way audio, night vision, treat tossing and noise alerts, but with a rotating view for full room coverage.

Petcube Cam

If you're on a serious budget, the Petcube Cam is the most affordable smart pet camera on the market from a major brand.  You don't get treat throwing, but with 110- wide view, 8x zoom and night vision, it's possible to keep an eye on things from a corner of the room.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.