Wopet automatic pet feeder review

REVIEW – Wopet Automatic Pet Feeder for Cats and Dogs.

What is it?

The Wopet Feeder is a food dispenser for small animals, combining a digital clock and motorized drive system which releases dry food at up to four preset times daily.

What’s in the box?

  • Automatic Pet Feeder
  • Manual
  • USB adapter and cable
  • Small-size food distribution impeller

Hardware specs

  • Automatic Pet Feeder
  • Manual
  • USB adapter and cable
  • Small-size food distribution impeller

Design and features

The Wopet Automatic Pet Feeder is solidly constructed with excellent features. The food hopper is removable for easy cleaning. This is a vast improvement over previous pet feeders I have used.

There is a see-through plastic cover with a latching button, preventing messes should Mittens or Fido decide the feeder is being stingy. I deliberately knocked the feeder over to test the latch and not a single nugget of kibble was spilled.

Setup

After removing the feeder from the box, I opted to install the smaller food impeller. I have only one cat and wanted to give her smaller amounts of food more frequently to hopefully reduce the amount of kitty barf that ends up on my floors. Installation of the impeller took only a few minutes only requiring a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Next, I installed three D-Size batteries and started setting the clock and feeding schedule.  The batteries act as a backup if power is lost to the USB adapter.

Plugging the USB adapter in, was a little bit of a surprise – Don’t make any plans to use a mini or micro USB cable you have in your gadget drawer because the cable has USB A plugs on both ends.

Having the controls on the top of the housing is very convenient. I found the programming very intuitive. Individual buttons allow easy time, meal and size preferences.  I elected to feed my kitty small meals four times a day, as opposed to larger meals twice daily. After several weeks of feeding, this does appear to have reduced my cat’s gastrointestinal issues somewhat.

Performance

An odd feature is the voice recorder. After recording a short message, your custom voice is played for your furry friend each time food is dispensed, however, the volume is very low. I would think this was intended to garner your pet’s attention, but in my experience, just the sound of the feeder’s motor running is enough to get my cat galloping off in the direction of her victuals.

Every feeding reliably occurred as programmed and the quantity was virtually identical between feedings. This is especially important because my cat definitely lets me know if she feels cheated in any way, particularly at 3:00 am.

What I like

  • Removable food hopper
  • Easy programming
  • AC and battery powered
  • Flawless operation
  • Four customizable meal times and sizes daily

What needs to be improved

  • I would have preferred a micro USB receptacle on the housing for compatibility with commonly used cables
  • Voice recording volume is very low, but this is largely a gimmicky feature and does not affect the feeder’s great performance.
  • The feeding tray is not removable making cleaning less than optimal.

Final thoughts

The Wopet Automatic Pet Feeder is a vast improvement over other devices I have used and is of outstanding build quality and functionality. I and my beloved cat give it a wholehearted recommendation. Mini said, “meow,” but I think I translated her opinion properly!

Price: $89.95
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Wopet.

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  2. A cord with USB-A on both ends for this purpose is just flat out wrong. It’s against the USB spec – the part into the device (that outputs power) is *required* to be a type-B connector of some sort. This is so you don’t accidentally fry some piece of electronics by plugging a cable supplying power into a port that’s not expecting it to take it.

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