Keeping up with the Latest Pet Tech Gadget: Wickedbone Interactive Dog Toy
- Pet Blog Articles
- 16 May, 2019
If you saw our Instagram post earlier this week, you would have seen that we are promoting the world’s first ever interactive toy for dogs: Wickedbone. This is the latest product launched in the world of dog tech, and Smartpaw is glad to be carrying this super cool product for all you pawrents out there! In our blog post, we’ll be sharing more information about this newest interactive dog toy, and also address some concerns that you might have when making your shopping decision for your new interactive dog toy.
What is Wickedbone?
Wickedbone is the world’s 1st fully interactive and smart dog toy designed to keep your dog entertained in any situation! One of the main highlights about Wickedbone, for us, is its in-build ‘emotional system’ which programs the toy to respond based on your dog’s emotions - from sleepy, to angry or bored, content and even during one of his/her crazies-excite-energetic mood!
How do I use Wickedbone?
One common concern we often hear is that Wickedbone seems complicated to use, being all tech-y and intelligent. Well, up your confidence level everypawdy - because we really do think that Wickedbone is one of the most user-friendly dog tech we’ve ever come across!
Wickedbone comes with 2 types of playing modes:
This mode is best used when you’re busy rushing out some work and can’t give your full attention to your pupper! Wickedbone auto-play is completely automatic, and requires absolutely no manual operation for it to interact with your pup. Wickedbone is an interative toy that reacts based on your dog’s behaviour and actions based on touch, and engages through a two-way communication system specially designed to attract your dog’s attention.
Drive mode is (we think) one of the coolest features that a dog toy can have! Control Wickedbone through the mobile app: like some sort of drone-video-game so you can have fun together with your doggo! And if you’ve had a ruff day at work and just wanna have a chill evening, while simultaneously not wanting to feel guilty about neglecting your adorable lil’ pupper - sit on the couch all you want but play with your pup while doing so!
Wickedbone boasts a long battery life - 4 hours in auto-play; 40 minutes in drive; and full-charge in an hour! It’s also convenient to charge via micro-USB, making it easy to re-charge for play time over and over again.
So, even if you get easily confused with all sorts of new tech products hitting the market, Wickedbone is guaranteed to be an easy-to-use dog tech that is suitable for any and all pawrents!
Why choose Wickedbone?
Not only is Wickedbone the world’s first interactive toy for dogs, it’s also the best we’ve come across! How many times have we gotten frustrated at our pups who put on their most innocent faces after they’ve destroyed stuffed toy after stuffed toy - and to top it all, eaten the stuffing as their afternoon snack only to cough out cotton balls afterwards? And how many times have we felt worried that our dogs are so bored home, but yet we can’t do anything about it? Wickedbone is a one-stop solution for all these problems!
Wickedbone is durable and safe - it’s body and tires are FDA certified safe for humans and pets alike. Through testing with some of the heaviest chewers, Wickedbone is strong enough to withstand play with your dog; simultaneously it's also soft when your dog holds it in its mouth, or when it holds it in its paws. Furthermore, Wickedbone being bone-shaped is an underrated but very important feature! Dogs are biologically designed to hold bones in their mouths naturally - so not only does the bone shape encourage your doggo to play and hold the dog toy, it’s also very natural for it to do so!
Boredom is also a big no-no for dogs, especially if your dog already has some existing separation anxiety issues. If your dogs are left in an environment where he or she is constantly bored, or anxious, it’s likely to develop into something worse in the long run - including aggression, excessive chewing/barking/destroying, and heightened anxiety issues. Wickedbone is a good solution for curbing and alleviating boredom and anxiety, because it can function automatically and responsively even when you’re not at home! We’re glad that the tech wave has impacted the pet industry too, coming up with this dog tech product that is both functional and real cool at the same time!
As a side note, we think it’s also good to highlight that Wickedbone also significantly aids dog training for puppies and adults alike. The device helps to train your pupper to chase and catch moving objects, and also helps to encourage healthy lifestyle through active behaviour regularly!
Key concerns over Wickedbone
As with any new product on the market, there are a few commonly raised concerns we’ve received about Wickedbone. But no to worry, we’ll be completely honest in handling these issues because our aim here at Smartpaw is to be a reliable and sincere provide of dog tech to improve you and your dog’s lives.
Q: My dog is a mega-heavy chewer, I’m worried that he might chew up Wickedbone and he’ll ingest the internal electronic components.
A: First off, Wickedbone is made up of polycarbonate and TPU - and has been tested and certified to be strong enough to withstand regular play. In fact, from our own experience with our dogs (who also happen to be toy destroyers), Wickedbone can withstand basic chewing pretty well! But that said - If your dog is a super heavy chewer and loves destroying everything in his/her way, we advise that you monitor its playtime with Wickedbone to see how it behaves with its new toy. We also strongly advise to stop playing if your dog damages the outer shell and the interior gets exposed.
Q: My dog is easily attached to his toys and he’ll want to bring Wickedbone out with him when he goes to the park or dog run.
A: The great news about this smart dog toy is that it’s really easy to clean - the side tires are fully detachable along with the toy’s outer cover - and can be washed under running water! So you don’t have to worry about your pupper wanting to bring his favourite new dog toy out to the park with him since all you need to do upon getting home is to give it a thorough wash! On a relevant note, Wickedbone also has a smart feature whereby you can adjust the parameter of the device based on the surface - so you can modify the sensitivity of the toy when you bring it outdoors!
Q: My dog has never been interested in toys, and I’m concerned that he might not be interested in Wickedbone.
A: While we won’t say that we have a 100% guarantee that your dog will definitely be interested, we are certain that Wickedbone has a far higher likelihood of enticing your dog to play than any other toy! As a smart and interactive toy which is programmed to attract your doggo’s attention, it automatically engages with your pup - and to top it all, Wickedbone’s emotional system can sense if your dog is bored and react accordingly! And if your pupper gets angry at Wickedbone for attempting to bother it if all it wants to do is ignore it, Wickedbone can again sense the anger and then respond to its anger! After all, a toy that has a two-way communication system with your dog is much more interesting than any other toy that sits around waiting to be played, right?
If you have any further concerns, please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be glad to get back to you as soon as possible!
Wickedbone is currently retailing at SGD $135.90 (U.P. $155.90), with 1-year local warranty. Order today and receive within 2 working days!