Anyone who owns a pet understands the special relationship that we feel. Anyone who doesn’t probably thinks pet owners are crazy for the amount of attention we give to our fur babies on a regular basis. The reality is, pets very quickly become important members of the family. We miss them when we’re at work, and they miss us and get bored just as easily while we’re gone. gosh! is a company that understands the relationship that we have with our pets, and they’ve built products to help enhance that relationship. Today the gosh! easyPlay smart robotic pet toy launched on Indiegogo, allowing pet owners to entertain and monitor their pets even when they’re away from home.
The easyPlay combines several entertainment options for you and your pet into one package. The easyPlay ball can be remotely controlled via your iPhone or Android phone, or it can roll about on its own to draw the attention of your pet. The top reservoir can be filled with treats, which can be dispensed at a specific interval, or manually via the app. A user-recorded voice prompt is played when it’s time for treats, and your pet needs to actually roll the ball around to get the treats to dispense. This helps keep them active rather than just sitting next to the ball waiting for the next treat to be dispensed.
You can keep an eye on your pet with the integrated 720P camera, and listen in or even talk to your pet with two-way audio support. Easily take photos or videos of your pet via the app and share to various social networks, or just watch your pet having fun while you’re somewhere else.
easyPlay has launched on Indiegogo today, and early backers have an opportunity to grab one at a pretty steep discount. easyPlay is expected to retail for $249 USD, though backers on the Indiegogo campaign can get in for only $99 USD.
Take a look at the project video below, and then head to the campaign link just after that to back the project. You can get more information either at the Indiegogo page, or in the full press release at the bottom of this article. Tell us what you think about easyPlay in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
easyPlay—New Interactive Ball Designed to Engage Pets and Improve Interactions with Pet Guardians—Launches Indiegogo Campaign with Early Bird Backers Receiving 60% Discount
Features include treat dispensing, app remote control, and camera with 2-way audio support that allows pet parents to connect with their dog or cat from anywhere
Santa Barbara, Calif.—May 16, 2017—gosh!, developer of unique, premium IT accessories that amplify life’s moments, today announced the launch of a 30-day Indiegogo campaign that will feature its latest product—easyPlay.
The concept for easyPlay was born from the desire to connect pet parents with their pets while away from home—keeping dogs and cats engaged and alleviating boredom. Features of the easyPlay include:
- Ability to set up to three treat/feeding times—notifying the pet with a pre-set voice recording that their treat or food is ready.
- Camera with 2-way audio support allowing for communication between pets and their owners.
- Remote control through app, allowing user to move ball and engage pet.
- Activity tracker that reports on how active the pet is using a G-sensor.
- Engages pet on its own in random movements using Automatic Play mode.
- Ability to take photos or video with the app and share on Instagram or Facebook.
- All features operate via Wi-Fi.
Pet parents can pre-load hard treats or kibble into three different sections of the ball through an easy to unscrew top. Once a treat or feeding time has begun, easyPlay self-reloads a new portion of treats with an internal rotating motor, and plays a personalized voice recording to alert the dog or cat to play. The pet has to move the ball to get his/her treats out—treat dispensing during play is an important element of the toy to keep a pet active and engaged.
“It’s difficult to leave our pets home alone all day,” said Adam Anderson, managing director for gosh! “We’ve designed easyPlay to make it simple for pet parents to interact with their dog or cat from anywhere.”
The easyPlay will retail for $249 but early bird Indiegogo campaign contributors can acquire an easyPlay for a promotional price of $99.00. Information on the campaign can be found at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/easyplay-smartest-robotic-pet-toy-cat-dog#/
gosh! is a brand created and wholly owned by Appcessory Pte Ltd, an IT accessories company based in Singapore with offices in the U.S. and Asia that was established by a team of Apple specialists who have been involved in the tech industry since the late 1990’s. Every product is born out of a passion for design excellence. The gosh! team understands the pleasure of having a smart phone, laptop or any other electronic product doesn’t end by just owning it. It is about ‘accessorizing’ and scaling up the experience with affordable, thoughtful and reliable accessories. For information on gosh!, please visit: http://www.GetGosh.com.