Petcube Play vs. Petcube Play 2

Petcube Play vs Petcube Play 2

Let’s take a look at the differences between the Petcube Play vs. Petcube Play 2. 

Most of the differences are slight, but Petcube’s Play 2 180° ultra-wide-angle lens & 4x digital zoom is a big one.

Additionally, Petcube Play 2 also features an in-built Alexa, and compatibility with a 5GHz network making it the better model to opt for.


The Short Version

Petcube Play = 1080p HD resolution, 138° field of view, 3x digital zoom, one-way video streaming, two-way audio, works w/ Alexa, night vision, 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth (BLE), built-in laser toy, sound & motion alerts, Smart Dog alerts w/ subscription, up to 4 hours free (10-second video clips) cloud recording, triggered video recordings, optional subscription plan, designed for cats & dogs.

Petcube Play 2 = 1080p HD resolution, 180° ultra-wide-angle lens, 4x digital zoom, one-way video streaming, two-way audio, in-built Alexa, night vision, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz WiFi, built-in laser toy, sound & motion alerts, Smart Dog alerts w/ subscription, pp to 4 hours free (10-second video clips) cloud recordings, triggered video recordings, optional monthly fees, designed for cats & dogs.

Which one are you getting?

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety
Sale [New 2020] Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App

Last update on 2020-06-01 at 21:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Petcube Play vs. Petcube Play 2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Petcube Play Petcube Play 2
Dimensions3 x 3 x 3’’3.6 x 3.2 x 3.6’’
ColorMatte Silver
Rose Gold
Carbon Black
Matte Silver
Cloud RecordingUp to 4 hours free
(10-second video clips)
more w/ subscription
Up to 4 hours free
(10-second video clips)
more w/ subscription
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Zoom3x digital zoom4x digital zoom
Field of View138°180° 
Alexa Built-inNoYes
Video streamingOne-wayOne-way
SoundTwo-wayTwo-way
Works with AlexaYesYes
Designed forDogs/CatsDogs/Cats
Monthly FeesOptionalOptional
Triggered Video RecordingsYesYes
Smart Dog Alertsw/ Subscriptionw/ Subscription
Night VisionYesYes
WiFi2.4GHz2.4GHz and 5GHz
Motion AlertsYesYes
Sound AlertsYesYes
Built-in Laser ToyYesYes
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)YesN/A

Petcube Play vs. Petcube Play 2 — What’s Different?

Petcube Play 2

Network – While both Petcubes support a 2.4GHz WiFi network, you’ll be glad to know that Petcube Play 2 is also compatible with a 5GHz connection for fewer interruptions and better-operating speeds.

Alexa – You can easily use Alexa’s voice commands with both Petcube Play 1 and 2.

However, Petcube Play 2 includes an in-built Alexa meaning that you don’t need any additional Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo in order to take advantage of this feature.

Additionally, it’s also worth mentioning that voice control could become even easier in the future with the inclusion of ESP features for your Petcube Play 2.

Design – When it comes down to the design, Petcube Play 2 appears larger with its dimensions of 3.6 x 3.2 x 3.6 inches vs. Petcube Play 1’s more compact 3 x 3 x 3 inches.

Additionally, Petcube Play 1 also comes with more color options to choose from such as Matte Silver, Rose Gold, and Carbon Black, while Play 2 comes with only one color choice of Matte Silver.

Field of View – Petcube Play 2 also impresses us with its advanced 180° ultra-wide-angle lens, allowing it to see more than the original version 138°.

Zoom – Same goes for the zoom, as Play 2 has a greater 4x digital zoom, compared to 3x zoom of Petcube Play 1.

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety
Sale [New 2020] Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App

Last update on 2020-06-01 at 21:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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