"Play Date" is a pet toy that can be operated from a remote location. Even at work, you can play with your dog or cat at home.
Some products called pet cameras / pet monitors are already on sale. However, most of them are fixed position type. If your pet moves to the blind spot, you will not be able to shoot.
Even if you can shoot, you can't do anything, for example, when your pet is bored or pretending to be lonely. Some products can be talked to, but pets quickly get bored.
"PlayDate" is a device that eliminates these drawbacks. You can control it from your smartphone, roll it on the floor, and move it to your pet's whereabouts.
When the switch is turned on, the "Play Date" camera starts up. It is possible to observe the inside of the house in real time and find pets.
If you find a pet, you can move "Play Date" in front of the pet and play with it. If you have a dog, you've probably played ball with them in the park. "Play Date" is a toy that allows owners and pets to enjoy this ball play via the Internet.
Of course, you can also play with cats.
This will allow your pet to have some fun, even when the owner isn't actually at home.
The camera functions as "eyes" when operating the remote control, and it is also possible to see the facial expressions of pet dogs and cats from a "toy look". When you find your favorite facial expression, you can take a picture or save it as a video.
"Play Date" is controlled by the pad at the bottom left of the smartphone screen. According to the developer, if you have experience playing smartphone games, you will soon get used to operating "PlayDate". A microphone and camera button are located on the right side of the screen, and you can talk to your pet by touching the microphone button.
The development team says Play Date will allow them to spend more meaningful time with their pets on boring commuter trains, company lunch breaks, and free time on the move.
The PlayDate development team is currently conducting a campaign to recruit investors on the crowdfunding site kickstarter for the commercialization of "PlayDate". At the time of this writing, one "Play Date" is available with a $ 149 investment. The retail price after the campaign is $ 249. Shipment is scheduled for December 2016.