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Petzi VS Pawbo

Petzi vs. Pawbo
Written by Mark Braeden

More about automatic dog treat camera dispensers, we are looking at yet again another two of the most innovative brands of dog treat cameras, Petzi and Pawbo. Leaving our dogs or cats at home alone when we go buy groceries, go to work, or even just a leisurely day outside is a bit heartbreaking for most of us, and this is when these dog treat cameras are made for; to help relieve our dogs or cats from separation anxiety from us and us from them. These dog treat cameras do a great job of doing so because of its two-way intercom feature that lets you talk to your dog while also being able to listen to their barks and see their reactions at the same time. One more great feature, which is one of the main features indeed, is that you can remotely toss treats to them whenever you want and wherever you may be.

In this Petzi VS Pawbo comparison article, we will try to dissect the key similarities and differences between these two, what features one has over the other, and which one of them will make you decide your money’s worth.

Petzi VS Pawbo Comparison Table

Preview
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Pawbo
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Video Resolution
720P HD video camera
720P HD video camera
Field of View
110 degrees wide angle lens
130 degrees ultra wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
N/A
4x
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
7.3 x 4.5 x 13.3
4.4 x 4.4 7.9
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Up to 100 treats (0.6 to 1.1 cm)
Up to 2 cups of treats
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Up to one inch-sized treat
Dry pet treats smaller than a quarter US coin
Smart Dog Alerts
No
No
Free Trial
No free tried
No free trial
Subscription Price
No subscription needed
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
N/A
Depends on your DropBox storage capacity
Warranty
1-year warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
925 Reviews
729 Reviews
Stars
Petzi
Preview
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Video Resolution
720P HD video camera
Field of View
110 degrees wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
N/A
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
7.3 x 4.5 x 13.3
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Up to 100 treats (0.6 to 1.1 cm)
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Up to one inch-sized treat
Smart Dog Alerts
No
Free Trial
No free tried
Subscription Price
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
N/A
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
925 Reviews
Stars
Price
Pawbo
Preview
Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio,...
Video Resolution
720P HD video camera
Field of View
130 degrees ultra wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
4x
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
4.4 x 4.4 7.9
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Up to 2 cups of treats
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Dry pet treats smaller than a quarter US coin
Smart Dog Alerts
No
Free Trial
No free trial
Subscription Price
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Depends on your DropBox storage capacity
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
729 Reviews
Stars
Price

Now that you’ve seen the technical features of Petzi Treat Cam and Pawbo Life Pet Camera, let’s take this time to get to know more what makes one product stand out from the other and hopefully help you reach a decision about which dog treat camera dispenses to spend your money for.

Video Quality

Petzi
Petzi features a 720P HD wide angle video camera lens which is decent enough to stream and capture snapshots of your pets. One of the cons about this product is that it does not allow you to record a video of your pup which is kind of a bummer if you ask me. Although, it allows you to record with a night vision camera so it’s one good feature which can make you feel safe about being able to watch your pup for when the sun goes down and you’re not be able to make it home in time before the sun goes down. One thing to note about its night vision feature is that it is not a true infrared vision; therefore, it will not be able to see body heat but you can rest assured that Petzi’s night vision is good enough for you to be able to watch your pups in low light conditions.
Pawbo
Pawbo also features a 720P HD video camera which looks very clear upon testing. The video stream is pretty clear so you will be able to see your cat and the room at a very wide angle. One thing that is not so consistent about this device is the video quality at night and when used in an environment without natural daylight is not as good as when used in an environment or room with natural daylight. This is because this device does not feature a night vision mode, although they offer a separate part that you can purchase, called Pawbo Flash, which can compensate for this issue.
Petzi
Petzi features a 720P HD wide angle video camera lens which is decent enough to stream and capture snapshots of your pets. One of the cons about this product is that it does not allow you to record a video of your pup which is kind of a bummer if you ask me. Although, it allows you to record with a night vision camera so it’s one good feature which can make you feel safe about being able to watch your pup for when the sun goes down and you’re not be able to make it home in time before the sun goes down. One thing to note about its night vision feature is that it is not a true infrared vision; therefore, it will not be able to see body heat but you can rest assured that Petzi’s night vision is good enough for you to be able to watch your pups in low light conditions.
Pawbo
Pawbo also features a 720P HD video camera which looks very clear upon testing. The video stream is pretty clear so you will be able to see your cat and the room at a very wide angle. One thing that is not so consistent about this device is the video quality at night and when used in an environment without natural daylight is not as good as when used in an environment or room with natural daylight. This is because this device does not feature a night vision mode, although they offer a separate part that you can purchase, called Pawbo Flash, which can compensate for this issue.

Treat Tossing Feature

Petzi
One main feature of this dog treat camera is its treat dispenser. It lets you shoot out treats on command via the Petzi app. One downside though is that it sometimes abruptly tosses out the treats which might startle or frighten your dogs or cats, and if experienced regularly, might cause other health problems for your pups. The dispenser lets you dispense three small treats at once but the limitation is that you will not be able to load bigger-sized treats as the container is a bit small.
Pawbo
In my opinion, one of the downsides of this device is that it does have a treat dispenser but it does not really launch or toss it out. It will only drop a few treats just about an inch in front of the device.
Petzi
One main feature of this dog treat camera is its treat dispenser. It lets you shoot out treats on command via the Petzi app. One downside though is that it sometimes abruptly tosses out the treats which might startle or frighten your dogs or cats, and if experienced regularly, might cause other health problems for your pups. The dispenser lets you dispense three small treats at once but the limitation is that you will not be able to load bigger-sized treats as the container is a bit small.
Pawbo
In my opinion, one of the downsides of this device is that it does have a treat dispenser but it does not really launch or toss it out. It will only drop a few treats just about an inch in front of the device.

Treat Compatibility

Petzi
Much like Pawbo, Petzi Treat Cam can also store smaller-sized treats as the treat container is also quite small. But if compared to Pawbo, you can pour some treats that are a couple of cm bigger. It can contain treats that are smaller than one inch. This brand sells treats that can fit easily into the treat container, and they even give freebies, included inside the box for free!
Pawbo
The downside of the Pawbo device is that it could only store smaller-sized treats in the treat container. The wheel container is quite small so you will only be able to store as much.
Petzi
Much like Pawbo, Petzi Treat Cam can also store smaller-sized treats as the treat container is also quite small. But if compared to Pawbo, you can pour some treats that are a couple of cm bigger. It can contain treats that are smaller than one inch. This brand sells treats that can fit easily into the treat container, and they even give freebies, included inside the box for free!
Pawbo
The downside of the Pawbo device is that it could only store smaller-sized treats in the treat container. The wheel container is quite small so you will only be able to store as much.

Sounds Alerts

Petzi
Petzi does have sound alerts; it gives off a jingle tone that can attract your dogs to come near the device for treat time.
Pawbo
Pawbo makes a doorbell sound when you start using it which you also have the option to change to a chirping bird sound. This is a pretty good strategy to attract the attention of your cats or dogs for treats or play time.
Petzi
Petzi does have sound alerts; it gives off a jingle tone that can attract your dogs to come near the device for treat time.
Pawbo
Pawbo makes a doorbell sound when you start using it which you also have the option to change to a chirping bird sound. This is a pretty good strategy to attract the attention of your cats or dogs for treats or play time.

Audio Quality

Petzi
The audio quality of Petzi is pretty neat although another downside again of this device is that it only features a one-way audio which is quite a shame because you would want to be able to interact with your dog even if it’s just a simple audio interaction. With this, you will be able to talk to your pet but you won’t be able to hear if they bark or make sounds at all.
Pawbo
Pawbo also has a decent audio quality but the good point about this device is that you will be able to interact with your pup or cat because it has a two-way intercom so that your pet can hear you and you will also be able to hear your dogs bark or your cats meow!
Petzi
The audio quality of Petzi is pretty neat although another downside again of this device is that it only features a one-way audio which is quite a shame because you would want to be able to interact with your dog even if it’s just a simple audio interaction. With this, you will be able to talk to your pet but you won’t be able to hear if they bark or make sounds at all.
Pawbo
Pawbo also has a decent audio quality but the good point about this device is that you will be able to interact with your pup or cat because it has a two-way intercom so that your pet can hear you and you will also be able to hear your dogs bark or your cats meow!

Design

Petzi
The design of Petzi Treat Cam is a little bit off for me. It’s too simple and not as aesthetically pleasing as the Pawbo Treat Cam.
Pawbo
I personally like the design of Pawbo, which to me, kind of resembles EVE from Wall-E, which is a pretty cool design. There is a small drawer in front of the device, that when you remove, you will be able to see a little wheel-like material that has eight slots in it; this is where you put the treats.
Petzi
The design of Petzi Treat Cam is a little bit off for me. It’s too simple and not as aesthetically pleasing as the Pawbo Treat Cam.
Pawbo
I personally like the design of Pawbo, which to me, kind of resembles EVE from Wall-E, which is a pretty cool design. There is a small drawer in front of the device, that when you remove, you will be able to see a little wheel-like material that has eight slots in it; this is where you put the treats.

Placements

Petzi
Petzi comes with a six-foot cable which therefore lets you conveniently place the device on a high table or mount up on your wall. It is perfect to mount it on a wall because it pretty much launches the treats, three at a time, in a spray-like manner a couple of feet away.
Pawbo
Upon initial inspection of the device, it has two wall mounts at the back which will enable you to mount them up on a wall. The base has a foam pad underneath which makes it more stable and prevents it from tipping over.
Petzi
Petzi comes with a six-foot cable which therefore lets you conveniently place the device on a high table or mount up on your wall. It is perfect to mount it on a wall because it pretty much launches the treats, three at a time, in a spray-like manner a couple of feet away.
Pawbo
Upon initial inspection of the device, it has two wall mounts at the back which will enable you to mount them up on a wall. The base has a foam pad underneath which makes it more stable and prevents it from tipping over.

Photos and Video Sharing

Petzi
Another downside of this device is that Petzi does not allow you to record a video of your pup although it gives you the option to take a snapshot of your cats or dogs. You can save the photos on your phone or on their very own Petzi Social Network via the Petzi app.
Pawbo
One great feature about this app is that you can both take photos and videos of your pups using the Pawbo Life app. It also allows up to 8 users to control and monitor the camera and also has instant sharing and storage to DropBox features.
Petzi
Another downside of this device is that Petzi does not allow you to record a video of your pup although it gives you the option to take a snapshot of your cats or dogs. You can save the photos on your phone or on their very own Petzi Social Network via the Petzi app.
Pawbo
One great feature about this app is that you can both take photos and videos of your pups using the Pawbo Life app. It also allows up to 8 users to control and monitor the camera and also has instant sharing and storage to DropBox features.

Capacity and Maintenance

Petzi
To fill treats in the container, remove the whole white front cover, and you can find a hole on top of the body which black finish, and pour in the treats. Now this one is a bit tricky especially during cleaning time as it would be hard to reach out inside because the hole on top is quite small.
Pawbo
As we have mentioned earlier in the designs section of this article, the treats are placed on a wheel-like material that is located in the removable drawer in front of the device. As we have observed, this container is quite small and therefore could only store smaller-sized treats.
Petzi
To fill treats in the container, remove the whole white front cover, and you can find a hole on top of the body which black finish, and pour in the treats. Now this one is a bit tricky especially during cleaning time as it would be hard to reach out inside because the hole on top is quite small.
Pawbo
As we have mentioned earlier in the designs section of this article, the treats are placed on a wheel-like material that is located in the removable drawer in front of the device. As we have observed, this container is quite small and therefore could only store smaller-sized treats.

Subscriptions & Free Trials

Petzi
The Petzi Treat Camera app is free to use after buying the product. You don’t have to worry about subscription fees as this brand does not subject you to any fees; this means that you will be able to utilize all the features this product has right after you buy the device.
Pawbo
The Pawbo Life app is also free to use right after buying and you will be able to use all the features in it without the burden of paying any subscription fees! One great feature is the built-in laser pointer, which you can use freely in the app, to play with your pets while you are away. The laser pointer toy can be controlled manually and automatically, although it’s a bit difficult to control it manually as it is not as accurate as we wish it could be.
Petzi
The Petzi Treat Camera app is free to use after buying the product. You don’t have to worry about subscription fees as this brand does not subject you to any fees; this means that you will be able to utilize all the features this product has right after you buy the device.
Pawbo
The Pawbo Life app is also free to use right after buying and you will be able to use all the features in it without the burden of paying any subscription fees! One great feature is the built-in laser pointer, which you can use freely in the app, to play with your pets while you are away. The laser pointer toy can be controlled manually and automatically, although it’s a bit difficult to control it manually as it is not as accurate as we wish it could be.

Key Differences

  • Both have treat dispensers but while Petzi is able to launch treats away from the device, Pawbo does not have this capability as it only drops the treats a couple of inches in front of it
  • Petzi only allows taking snapshots of your pups but Pawbo allows you to take snapshots and record videos
  • Petzi has night vision camera while Pawbo does not have this feature so you will need to buy a separate device called Pawbo Flash to connect to the Pawbo Life Treat Camera to be able to see better at night
  • Pawbo features a built-in laser toy that lets you play with your dogs or cats, while Petzi does not have this feature
  • Petzi only features one-way audio while Pawbo features two-way intercom for maximum pup interaction
  • Pawbo lets you control multiple cameras while Petzi does not have this feature
  • Pawbo allows you to connect up to eight users in one account all at the same time, while Petzi does not give you this option
  • Petzi showcases a Dash Replenishment feature which means that the device is able to monitor treat levels in real-time which automatically reorders when the treats reaches below a certain level, while Pawbo does not have this feature
  • Pawbo features alert tones before dispensing treats while Petzi does not
  • Pawbo features various sound alerts such as doorbell sounds or chirping birds while Petzi does not offer this feature

Key Similarities

  • Both have 720P HD camera lens
  • Compatible with Android or iOS
  • Only compatible with smaller-sized treats at a time
  • Both can be mounted on walls
  • Both devices do not have motion and sound detector sensor
  • Both lets you control the cameras via their respective apps
  • Both dispenses around three treats at a time
  • Show live stream of your dogs or cats
  • Both have status light indicator

Our Verdict

In our opinion, Pawbo is clearly the winner between the two, no matter where you look. Petzi only offers one-way audio which means you can only speak to your dog but you will not be able to hear their responses whereas Pawbo features two-way audio which not only lets you speak to your dog but also lets you listen to what your dog has to “say”. Petzi only lets you take snapshots of your pups but no video recording feature, but Pawbo, on the other hand, showcases both features: puppy snapshots and video recordings which is pretty neat especially to catch silly moments of your dogs. Lastly, Pawbo allows you to connect with up to eight more users which Petzi does not have. This is why we think that Pawbo is a much more innovative dog treat camera dispenser than Petzi.

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About the author

Mark Braeden

Mark is the dog breeder for 17 years. Mark also has 4 dogs: Alaskan Malamute, Clumber Spaniel, Irish Terrier and Mutt. Mark also into latest technologies and he is trying all the latest dog gadgets & technologies on the market and sharing his experience.

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