Do you have family or friends that live far away from you? Do you ever wish you could stay connected and experience more together? Facebook Portal and Portal+ were made just for this purpose!
Facebook Portal with Alexa is a home video communication device that makes it easier to connect more regularly with the most important people in your life, and share the little everyday moments that relationships are built on.
Connecting through Portal feels less like being on a video call and more like being together in the same room, even when you’re miles apart.
Therefore, you can keep Facebook Portal+ with Alexa at your home and send the Facebook Portal to your distant relatives. Whether it’s your sister in another state or the grandparents a few towns away, as long as they have an active Facebook account.
Not to mention, you can easily call friends and family through Facebook Messenger using smartphones and tablets. You can bring up to six other people into a group call using Portal.
Perhaps one of the features we found most exciting was Smart Camera. This means that while you’re chatting on the Portal, you don’t have to necessarily stay in one spot.
Whether you’re moving around the kitchen, preparing dinner or chasing the kids through the living room, Smart Camera adjusts to follow the action.
Plus, as more people enter the room, Smart Camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view, so you don’t miss a moment. With a family our size, this means everyone can chat at one time!
The girls love the story time features. They can read stories out loud while the person on the other end of the Portal watches. Music, animation and augmented reality effects on their end make the story come alive in a whole new way!
This is also great for when you’re away from home but still want to be involved in story time with your kids. It’s a great way to stay connected and add more to the experience — even while away.
You can even use fun filters to make your calls more entertaining. Or, even when you’re not on an active call, you can listen to your favorite music with friends or family who also have Portal together as if you were in the same room.
And don’t worry, calls on Portal are encrypted, so conversations stay between you and those you’re calling. You can also completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap or block the camera lens with the camera cover provided.
There’s still even more you can do with the Portal when you’re not on a call. With Alexa built in, you can ask questions, set a timer, add items to your shopping list, control your smart home or more.
Plus, Portal+ can display your Facebook photos and videos when you’re not on a call. You can also get birthday reminders or stream your favorite tunes through stations such as iHeart Radio or Spotify.
Who would you stay connected with using Facebook Portal?
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Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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