For most pet owners out there, no matter if you have dog(s), cat(s), or even both, it’s safe to say that one of the hardest things to do is to leave your pets at home whenever you have to leave, whether that’s for work, for a trip to grocery store, or even for a short holiday. Now, while some solutions on the market like pet cameras allow you to keep an eye on your pet, not all of them really feature mobility functionalities or even 2-Way Audio functions that allow you to stay more connected to your pet. Moreover, for those that do have those features, many pet cameras still feature less versatile designs, as whenever your pet(s) get overly excited, that said pet camera model might easily get knocked over, and the same obviously goes for when controlling the unit around obstacles throughout the house, whether that’s the legs of a table or chair, climbing over a carpet, or anything else in between. With all that said, if you’re looking for a more reliable option when it comes to choosing a pet camera, know that you simply cannot go wrong with the Rocki Robot.
The Rocki Robot is a smart companion robot for pets that’s controlled via an App, featuring a built-in Automatic Pet Feeder, a Movable Full HD 1080P Camera with Night Vision, a 2-Way Talk System, and a Switchable Robotic Toy Arm that can be equipped with different types of pet toys, all working with up to 5 days of battery life.
With this smart companion robot for pets, pet owners can easily stay connected with their pets at home and keep an eye on them while they’re away, at anytime and from anywhere, no matter if they’re at work, going for a quick trip to the groceries, or even during a weekend out. Moreover, the Rocki also allows pet owners to play and interact with their furry family members thanks to the device’s Robotic Toy Arm, which comes equipped with a laser as its default pet toy.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at this awesome smart companion robot for pets and check out everything that the Rocki Robot has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the Rocki’s size, this smart companion robot for pets comes at a slightly larger size when compared to most other smart robots for pets and smart pet cameras on the market, with its somewhat bulky body measuring 7.28 inches long by 8.07 inches wide by 7.28 inches tall, and the device also has some weight to it, weighing exactly 3.31 lbs, which, for this case, since this is a smart companion robot for pets, that’s actually a good thing.
To be a little more specific, this slightly larger, somewhat bulkier and slight heavier design is exactly what ultimately makes the Rocki Robot able to handle pushes, head-bumps, as well as pawing and clawing, and just about any other sort of excitement and curiosity interactions from your pet(s) much better than pretty much any other smart robots for pets on the market.
In sum, this smart robot for pets is extremely durable, as it features a very resistant build with all of its body being made of high-quality ABS plastic.
Combined with the bulky design that already makes this smart robot for pets fairly stable and ultra-sturdy, the Rocki Robot also comes equipped with a set of four (x4) All-Directional Mecanum Wheels that feature a very innovative tireless design, which only further helps to improve the unit’s stability while pet owners control it to move the unit around their house, but ultimately allows the robot to move in any direction, even sideways!
The robot’s four All-Directional Mecanum Wheels are designed to work as a miniaturized AWD (All-Wheel Drive) System, which basically allows the Rocki to move across all floor types and make pinpoint turns, as well as to climb over small obstacles like carpets and door sills.
That’s mainly because the robot’s All-Directional Mecanum Wheels are fairly large, which keep the robot’s chassis lifted at exactly 1-inch above the floor, thus allowing it to go over many different obstacles, or even some spread objects like pet toys (or your kids toys), shoes, etc., all without the robot ever falling over or getting knocked sideways.
Then, integrated between the device’s wheels and found right at the middle of the unit’s body, we have the robot’s Automatic Feeding Outlet, which is what the device uses to allow pet owner to give snacks to their little furry buddies on demand.
Now, it’s worthy to mention that the Rocki Robot actually features a fully-modular design, which means that you can Detach away half of the unit (which not only includes its two main halves, but also its Switchable Robotic Toy Arm) to be able to access that same Smart Snack Box compartment.
Note that the robot’s tossing distance for your choice of pet treats will basically depend on the weight and volume of the respective pet treats that you decide to store in each of the robot’s Snack Chambers.
Once again, keep in mind that the Rocki Robot’s Feeding Outlet is designed to be remote controllable via its dedicated Smartphone Companion App (called the Rocki App – discussed at the end of the article in greater detail), which pet owners can rely on to feed their pets with the Rocki on demand at anytime.
Moving on, coming integrated just slightly above the robot’s Feeding Outlet, we also have its Movable Full HD 1080P Camera with Night Vision capabilities, which is designed to deliver high-quality video in order to allow pet owners to see how their four-legged friends are doing or even play some hide and seek with their pets, all in great definition and full clarity, whether it’s day or night. As said before, this can also be done via your Smartphone by using the Rocki App.
The robot’s Movable Full HD 1080P Camera supports Wide-Angle View at 107° as well as Horizontal Panning up to 355°, and also support a Vertical Rotation Range that allows the camera to vertically move between a 0º and a 110° angle.
Then, for the robot’s 2-Way Talk System, just below the device’s FHD 1080P Camera we also have a built-in High-Definition Microphone, which is used to capture your pet(s) sounds (barking, meowing, gasping with happiness, etc.).
Additionally, to complete the robot’s 2-Way Talk System, we have a built-in Speaker Unit at the back-side of the robot, which together with its Microphone offers pet owners a fully functional communication system between themselves and their pet(s).
Last but not least, sitting right at the top-side of the robot, we have a small slot that’s designed to fit its Switchable Robotic Toy Arm, which features a laser toy as its default pet toy.
Still, know that the robot’s Robotic Toy Arm can be swapped with different types of toys, like a feather toy for cats, for examples. Once again, via the Rocki App, pet owners can control the device’s Robotic Toy Arm movement and interactions.
CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY
For establishing a connection with the Rocki App, the Rocki Robot features both Bluetooth 4.1 Connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Connectivity (with support to some of the most common wireless standards – 802.11 b/g/n), only supporting 2.4Ghz WiFi (at least for now).
BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE
Finally, for providing power to the Rocki’s different functionalities as well as to its internal Brushless Motor (which is responsible for driving up its wheels), this smart companion robot for pets comes equipped with a 7.4V 2600 mAh Lithium Ion Battery that can offer pet owners and their pets up to 5 days of battery life.
That said, the battery life for this smart companion robot is truly outstanding, and we at GadgetGram really mean that, as 5 days is a whole lot of time if you actually require to stay away from home, whether that’s for work purposes or for a nice vacation alone or with family / friends.
Lastly, to recharge the device’s battery once that is starting to run low on power, all you have to do is to connect the robot’s included USB-C Charging Cable to its USB-C Charging port for just a few hours to have its battery once again back to 100% power.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Rocki App
Now, as said at the start of this review, the Rocki Robot is a smart companion robot for pets that’s designed to be controlled via an App, called the Rocki App, which pet owners can find available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.
Via the Rocki App, pet owners can operate the robot’s All-Wheel Drive System with the App’s built-in Movement Controls (found at the bottom left side of the App’s video feed screen) to move the Rocki Robot around and play with their pet(s).
Moreover, the robot’s All-Directional Mecanum Wheels also help to keep its Movable Full HD 1080P Camera perfectly steady, which you can control easily via the other set of In-App Controls (found at the bottom right side of the App’s video feed screen) and without having to switch between different screens within the Rocki App.
Additionally, pet owners can also take pictures that are saved by the App, thus allowing them to save precious memories from their pet(s), even when being away from home.
On top of that, pet owners can also operate the robot’s Automatic Feeder Outlet in order to give a treat to their pets, which in fact is a great feature to have on a smart robot for pets, as this allows owners to reward any sort of good behavior. That said, it’s just a matter of picking a nice and clean spot and activating the robot’s functionality to toss out one (or more) pet treat(s).
Last but not least, the App also allows owners to control the robot’s Robotic Toy Arm , which comes equipped with a laser pointer toy as its default toy.
As such, just like controlling the robot’s Movable FHD 1080p Camera, via the App’s built-in controls, pet owners can also move the robot’s arm left and right rapidly simply by moving a finger on the App’s video feed screen in order to engage the robot’s arm movement.
The Rocki Robot is a smart companion robot for pets that’s controlled via an App, featuring a built-in Automatic Pet Feeder, an integrated HD Camera with Night Vision, a 2-Way Talk System, and a Switchable Robotic Toy Arm that can be equipped with different types of pet toys, all working with up to 5 days of battery life.
With this smart companion robot for pets, pet owners can easily stay connected with their pets at home and keep an eye on them while they’re away, at anytime and from anywhere, no matter if they’re at work, going for a quick trip to the groceries, or even during a weekend out.
Moreover, the Rocki also allows pet owners to play and interact with their furry family members thanks to the device’s Robotic Toy Arm, which comes equipped with a laser as its default pet toy.
If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently discounted from its normal price of $249.00, now going for $229.00 (saves you $20.00). You can order yours online right now, directly from Rocki Robot’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking here.