If you’re a dog owner, you know the pressure and the heartbreak when your dog wants to play, and you just don’t have the time or energy to keep up. You’ve bought all those toys that no longer interest him or that he keeps bringing to you to fetch. And you have that important project to finish. No worries, smart technology has advanced so far that it can help you with that problem as well. We already wrote about some smart gadgets for pets, and now let’s welcome Wickedbone to the stage.
What is Wickedbone and how can it help my dog and me?
Wickedbone is the product of Cheerble, a tech startup headquartered in Shenzhen, China. The company designs and manufactures pet-related smart electronic gadgets, with an aim to solve real-world problems faced by pet owners and their pets through IoT innovations.
Just like you could conclude from its name, Wickedbone is a bone, but not just any kind. It is a smart bone that will entertain your dog all day.
It has two modes for different moments and experiences:
- Drive Mode – which you control through the Wickedbone app (available for Android and iOS) and move with a virtual joystick. It has nine available motions as well as limitless combos you can create yourself. This is the best option when you feel like interacting with your pet yourself with a little help from Wickedbone.
- Interactive Mode – which is programmed to attract your pet’s attention and doesn’t require manual operation. It acts responsively to different types of touch to interact playfully with your pet. This is the option if you really have no time to interact with your pet. Wickedbone will take care of everything itself.
Not only does Wickedbone make your life easier with app control and two-way communication with your dog. It also has replaceable tires and adjustable parameters such as indoor and outdoor playing sensitivity. The toy itself is rather small, weighing only 300 g, with dimensions 151.5 x 64 x 64 mm (6 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches).
The Bluetooth feature allows you to play with your dog with a range of 20 meters. Of course, the FDA class material of the toy’s body, cover, and tires is perfectly safe for both pets and humans.
Where to buy
Currently, you can buy Wickedbone via Amazon, or you can check their website directly for up-to-date purchasing options.
YouTube: Wickedbone, World’s First Smart & Interactive Dog Toy
Photo credit: Cheerble Technology
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