Brian Heater @bheater / 7 hours In a pitch during a recent meeting at Brinc’s Hong Kong headquarters, the Barcelona-based team behind Kibus Petcare was quick to point out that most millennials consider pets “a member of the family. ” That sort of statement manifests itself in various ways, of course, but for many, that means preparing home cooked meals for their dogs and cats. The pitch behind Kibus is an attempt to split the difference. The company’s appliance is designed to offer something like a home cooked meal for a dog or cat with a fraction of the required effort.
The system accepts plastic cartons filled with freeze dried pet food. Pour in some water and the system will heat it up, cooking the foodstuffs in the process. The company is going to be launching a Kickstarter campaign to sell the product, which is currently in prototype form. At launch, it will run around €199.
Each should last about a week for an average pet, or somewhere in the neighborhood of three days for the largest dog. The second version of the device will also include a camera for monitoring pets from afar.
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