Testing Petzi, The Pet Cam That Shoots Treats

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Aug 14, 2015

Do you love dogs?

Do you love the Internet of Things?

Then we have a product for you.

Half camera, half remote-controlled pet treat dispenser, Petzi lets you shoot treats at your dog. That's my dog going for a Petzi treat:

After doubling their IndieGogo goals in 2013, Petzi has finally hit the market, promising users an easy way to look in on, talk to, and best of all, shoot treats at their pets.

We bought one of these cameras to see how well it worked.

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