When you’re sitting at work, we all reckon that the dog has a better life. Until now, there’s been no way to find out if this is actually true, or just the ramblings of stress. Does your canine pal spend the day napping on your armchair, or is he firing up the Xbox and slaying space marines, drinking your beers and calling in rabbit pizzas? OK, so the last bit is probably the stress talking. But don’t you want to know for sure? The Pet’s Eye View Camera is how you find out.
Attach it to your pet's collar
It’s a lightweight digital camera that attaches to your furry friend’s collar, and takes photos at timed intervals of five, ten or fifteen minutes. You’ll be able to see just what they’ve been getting up to, from the mundane (eating, sleeping) to the bizarre (sniffing the cat’s particulars, chasing flies across the kitchen).
Great on mischievous cats and dogs!
The internal memory can store up to 40 snaps, so you’ll have a whole album’s worth of memories to share with your friends. Although you might want to edit out the less hygienic ones for public consumption. Best of all, the shots blow up to 6” by 4”, perfect for framing and putting on the mantelpiece. Or even turning into Christmas cards for your family, just as long as your family love the sight of an upturned bin and a dog’s tongue scooping out the last flecks of custard from the packet.
Compatible with Macs and PCs, the Pet’s Eye View Camera links to your computer with a USB cable for simple downloading, and contains a rechargeable battery for endless photographic larks.
We’ve been using ours with interest and seeing what office mascot Firedog has been up to in the warehouse when we’re hard at work. The results are surprising. So far we’ve got evidence of the wayward hound spraying himself with Sex Panther cologne and making advances towards a container full of Emu puppets. He’s even been messing about with our Lucky Voice Karaoke sets too. If only this thing had sound, we could have caught him baying along to DuranDuran’s Hungry Like The Wolf. Well, we assume that’s what he must have been singing. He made short work out of eating the microphone, anyway.
What's the Firedog been up to?
Making new friends
Sausage mystery solved!
Convincing the office cat to pull out wires
Dog and collar not included
Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts
Auto-interval settings to take photos every 1, 5 or 15 minutes
Internal memory stores up to 40 photos
640 x 480 resolution for 4" x 6" prints
PC and Mac compatible
Includes rechargeable Lithium-ion 100 mAh battery.
1x Pet's Eye View Camera
1x USB cable
Measures approximately: 5.5cm (W) x 5.3cm (H) x 3.3cm (D)
WARNING: The Pet's Eye View Camera is not waterproof, avoid immersing any part of the camera or USB cable into liquid.
Are you going to be getting a newer or better version of this to sell? Mark, Scotland - 18th July 2011
Firebox says: We're looking into it as we speak Mark.
Hi Firebox, Is this workable at night? It's just that my cats seem to do ALL the action when it's dark! Izzy, Scotland - 23rd February 2011
Firebox says: Sorry Izzy, daylight is best. Try get them to take naps at night (like that's really gonna happen)...
We are not hugely impressed with this product.
The main disappointment (which is not mentioned in the product description on this page, but is mentioned in the instruction booklet) is that if the battery runs out while you have photos on the camera, they will be lost. But the battery only lasts for 15 hours and it is possible for it to go flat even if the camera is turned off
I also think that although it might be an OK size on dogs, it is a very big thing for our little cat to have around his neck and he really did not enjoy it.
The rubber USB port cover doesn't fit in very well which was a worry when he was drinking from his water bowl.
Its not a very nice idea that the USB cable has a unique fitting so you cant easily get a replacement if lost. Karen S, Gloucestershire - 30th December 2010
Firebox says: Hi Karen, sorry to hear about the trouble you've had. If you would like to return the item please get in touch to email@example.com
Great idea but mine wont even charge up. Have read other reviews saying the same!! Mel, Kent - 27th December 2010
Firebox says: Sorry to hear that Mel, if you send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order details we'll look into ti further for you.
...promise me you won't laugh?!
Could I cut the strap of the camera, attach a bit of string or a lanyard and wear it myself?
Plus can I put a microSD card or other data card in to snap more pictures then the internal 40?
Thanks. :). Adam, Oxford - 23rd August 2010
Firebox says: Yeah sure Adam, if you want. Just be advised, you will undermine the warranty if you tamper too much.
Also, you will not be able to insert any cards, sorry.
Can anyone tell me how much it weighs? thanks! Owen, London - 13th July 2010
Firebox says: It weighs just over 120grams, so it won't cause any strain on your dog's neck:)