Petcube Cam review: a decent budget pet camera

Quick to set up and easy to use, the Petcube Cam is a solid no-frills pet camera at a competitive price

Petcube cam
(Image: © Nick Lee)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Petcube Cam is Petcube’s budget offering, with a straightforward design ethos based on simplicity and useability. In that aspect, Petcube has largely succeeded – the PetCube Cam is easy to install, quick to set up, unobtrusive, and reassuringly sturdy given its low price point. While it lacks the feature set of some of its pricier peers – there’s no treat dispenser, active tracking, or 360-degree view like you get with the Furbo 360 – its simple, user-friendly design and solid build quality still make it a decent choice for those on a budget.


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    Very affordable without subscription

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    Quick set-up

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    Solid, unassuming design


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    Basic, unreliable app

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    Video quality variable

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    Subscription packages are pricey

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Petcube is a major manufacturer of pet cameras. Launched in 2012, the tech startup has won several Red Dot awards for the design of its cameras. The Petcube Cam is the company's entry-level option, but does that make it a good buy for pet owners?

Located at the affordable end of the best pet camera spectrum, this entry-level Petcube camera combines a compact design, sturdy construction, and a useful array of features that belie its low price point. Let's see what the Petcube Cam offers when it comes to keeping an eye on your pets...

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Writer and Digital Producer

Nick is a writer and journalist, originally from Hastings in East Sussex, who is currently a Digital Producer at Future PLC. A graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Masters program and published author, Nick is a keen writer, fitness enthusiast, amateur astronomer, and sometime-dabbler in astrophotography. More recently, he's also enjoyed testing out the latest pet cameras with his Lancashire Heeler puppy.

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