Logitech is going to the dogs.
The accessories giant released a survey on pet ownership and found that one in four pet owners in the U.S. admitted they would rather video chat with their pet than their significant other.
The survey was conducted to celebrate May as National Pet Month. In conjunction, Logitech announced a sponsorship with the San Francisco SPCA and Massachusetts’ MSPCA-Angell to supply a free wireless Logi Circle home security camera to anyone who adopts a dog or cat from either of the organizations.
The Logi Circle features a built-in mic and speaker that allows a user see and talk to their pet at home. Through the free iOS or Android app, the camera features unlimited HD video streaming with night vision and personal, daily summaries called Day Brief. With Day Briefs, pet owners can monitor what their pet does all day in a 30-second highlight clip. Created on-demand, Day Briefs can be downloaded, and then shared with family or friends.
In addition to providing adopters with a free Logi Circle in May, Logitech is offering every on-site cat or dog adopters with a $50 discount coupon toward the Logi Circle from June to October. Both the San Francisco SPCA and Boston’s MSPCA-Angell have set up live streams powered by the Logi Circle. A live video of adoptable animals in the Boston area is available here. For the Bay Area, click here.
“Here at Logitech, we love our pets, and we’re thrilled to work with San Francisco SPCA and the MSPCA-Angell to give new pet parents the Logi Circle, so they can stay connected to their furry friend even when they're away from home,” said Vincent Borel, director of new ventures at Logitech.
The Logitech survey also found that 86 percent of pet parents agree that their pet would be happier if they could interact with them when they’re away from home. Plus, the survey results show that 56 percent of pet parents want to watch their pet while they’re away, and 46 percent of pet parents want to talk to their pet when they are away.