Portal from Facebook: Voice Enabled Hands-Free Video Calling
Communicate with the ones that matter with Portal from Facebook, the voice activated smart camera with touch screen display. Complete with hands-free video calling, content sharing, and a best-in-class audio speaker.
Facebook announced their new Portal smart video calling device, complete with Alexa built-in, to help reinvent video chatting… but with their privacy track record, is this something you want? I realize now is the time for product announcements but…doing so hot off the news of a massive user-data breach seems like odd timing.
The Portal comes in two configurations: a $200 model with a 10.1-inch 720p display, and the pricier $350 Portal+, which features a larger 15.6-inch 1080p display that can rotate between portrait and landscape view. The more expensive version also sports an extra subwoofer that should result in better bass, but aside from that, both share similar specs including quad mics and a front-facing, 12-MP camera with an 8x zoom.