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.
Experience More Together!
If you’re like my family, you live just far enough apart that you don’t see each other very often. Now, with Facebook Portal, you can be miles away but together in the same room! The Facebook Portal take Facetime Video messaging to a whole new level! My niece is expecting her 2nd baby and we can’t wait to use the Facebook Portal to see that new baby and catch up on how the big brother is doing. She may be in Alabama, but it won’t seem like it!
About the Facebook Portal:
Facebook Portal* 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.
*Active Facebook account required for product use.
Right now you can these units at a FABULOUS SAVINGS exclusively at Best Buy. When your purchase two (2) units, you can save $100!
My Favorite Features:
Super Easy Setup!
Just plug it in to a power source and follow the on screen prompts. Yes, I did it all by myself! It took less than 5 minutes!
Move and talk freely with Smart Camera
With Smart Camera, you don’t have to worry about being out of frame. Whether you’re moving around the kitchen, preparing dinner or chasing the kids through the living room, Smart Camera adjusts to follow the action.
As more people enter the room, Smart Camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view, so you don’t miss a moment.
Private by design
Facebook doesn’t listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal+ video calls. 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. My husband was worried about this and he is happy that I can block the camera anytime.
Connect with friends, even if they don’t have Portal+
Easily call friends and family on Messenger – calls can be made seamlessly to and from smartphones and tablets. And you can bring up to six other people into a group call. My son and hubby had a great time seeing themselves on the big screen with the fun filters on.
Alexa built in
Portal+ has Alexa built in, so you can ask a question, set a timer, add items to your shopping list, control your smart home or more. Just ask. While I had Pandora Radio playing, I was able to ask it to lower the volume without having to find the controls. How cool is that?
Experience more together
With Portal+, story time will never be the same. With music, animation and augmented reality effects, Portal+ lets you become some of your children’s favorite characters as you read along to well-loved stories. The animation and filters make any video call fun. You can help but laugh at how silly you each look!!
And if your friends or family also have Portal+, you can listen to your favorite music together as if you were in the same room – without delays or feedback.
Stay close with Superframe
When you’re not in a call, Portal+ can display your Facebook photos and videos. You can also see when your closest contacts are available to connect, and get birthday reminders. I love watching a slideshow of my favorite photos while I’m working. Right now I have Pandora Folk Angel Radio playing and watching pictures from our last Florida vacation.
I can’t wait to see how my sister likes the Facebook Portal. Shhh, she doesn’t know I’m sending it to her. It will be fun to chat with her more.
I’ve been using my Portal with another blogger friends and we have been having lots of fun! I don’t think I’ll ever be happy with regular Facebook Video Chat anymore 🙂
Don’t miss this great deal!
Portal and Portal+ from Facebook- Save $100 when you buy 2. What a great Christmas surprise this would make!!