Acer brings its BeingWare vision to the pet care market with acquisition
BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pawbo, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer, today announced the
release of the new Pawbo+ interactive wireless pet camera
with treat dispensing and laser pointing capabilities. The new product
is an extension of Acer’s BeingWare™
initiative, as an integrated hardware, software, and service solution,
and exemplifies the Acer Group’s mission to break barriers between
people and technology.
No More Lonely Pets
Pawbo+ is designed for pet owners that have to leave their
cats or small dogs at home alone throughout the day. Its
internet-enabled wide-angle camera (130-degrees) and speaker/microphone
combo let users check in on their pets visually and talk to them to
provide comfort from afar. Such daily interactions can help to reduce
pet anxiety caused by prolonged durations of being alone. With privacy
in mind, the camera is designed to point slightly downward so that it
only captures what pets are doing, while all communication is encrypted
for added peace of mind.
A Fun and Interactive Experience
Using an iOS or Android device to view one’s pet remotely is just the
first step. Pawbo+ also includes a collection of unique
features that make viewing sessions playful and fun. Users can log in
and serve up a tasty treat stored in Pawbo+’s built-in
storage tray. Multiple ringtone notifications and treats help train pets
to respond and encourage pets’ good behaviors. Pawbo+ has an
integrated laser pointer that can be activated remotely to give owners a
fun way to interact with their pets and keep them active.
Smart Design and Sharing
Designed for the modern lifestyle, Pawbo+ features an organic
oval shape profile that sits stylishly in any corner of the home. Up to
8 concurrent users can log in to view Pawbo+ live streams,
and the device can also be integrated with Dropbox and Google Drive so
users can save their precious videos on the cloud easily. The Pawbo+
app also allows seamless photo sharing on Facebook, Instagram and
The More the Merrier
Pet owners can expand the capabilities of Pawbo+ with 4
soon-to-be available accessories, including Pawbo Flash (artificial
lighting for camera), Pawbo Munch (additional treat dispenser), Pawbo
Catch (cat teaser), and Pawbo Punch (whac-a-mole game).
Pricing and Availability
Pawbo+ will be available for online
pre-order on Sep 1st for customers in the United States,
Germany, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan at USD$169 with free shipping1.
Exact specifications, prices and availability of the device will vary by
region. To find out about availability, product specifications and
prices in specific markets, please visit www.pawbo.com.
The Pawbo+ was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA
in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and
solutions for families, students and professionals. For more
information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.
here to access Acer’s IFA 2016 press kit.
Pawbo was founded in 2014 by a group of people with a passion for
technology and their furry friends. Pawbo strives to harness the power
of the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance how owners interact with and
care for their beloved pets. Through the integration of hardware,
software, and services and a human- and pet-centric approach, Pawbo
delivers solutions that allow people to fully enjoy the perks of being a
pet owner anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit: www.pawbo.com
1 The consumer will be responsible for any import duties to
their country. The product ships from Taiwan.