Petcube webcam lets owners feed and tease cats

Pet gadgets are in fashion at Berlin’s Ifa tech show.

One start-up is at the event showing off a laser-equipped webcam that lets owners play with their cats and dogs from afar and feed them treats.

Petcube recently secured funding for a second generation of its hardware on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

But it faces competition from a growing number of similar products, not least Pawbo – another pet-cam maker, which was recently acquired by Taiwan’s tech giant Acer.

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

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