Distance makes the heart founder is a saying everyone has heard and found true by many. But thanks to technology the distance doesn’t matter anymore as by just a click or a swipe you can connect to your loved ones no matter the distance and have a heartfelt conversation as if you all are sitting in the same room. Now there are many easy ways to keep connected but video calling tops all sort of communication.
Video calling has made everyone’s life simpler be it for keeping in touch with your family, friends or even in your work life. Especially in times like today when people all around the world are confined in their homes because of Coronavirus, video calling has been the saving grace for many. Now there are many videos calling apps and services which you can use to connect but the Portal from Facebook seals the deal.
It’s not just about video calling with Portal, it can be used for fun things as well as help you out with your daily routine. Here are few of the things you can use the Portal for other than calling.
The AR experience can also be used to capture photos, videos in the Photobooth and can be instantly shared on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. It can also be used to play AR games, or perform on a song with the new feature Mic Drop.
When you are not using the portal to stay connected it can be turned into a photo frame. It will display your favourite Facebook and Instagram photos. It will also give you birthday reminders and show you when friends are available to connect.
With Portal, you won’t have to worry about your data security and privacy as it has been created with keeping these things in mind. It allows you to disable the camera and microphone by a single tap or the sliding switch. Or you can use the integrated camera shutter to physically block the camera lens. It also allows you to lock the screen with a passcode to control access.
The devices are priced at affordable rates for the features it has to offer:
Portal Mini has an 8 inch HD display for $129. Available in two colours White and Black.
Portal has a 10 inch HD display for $179. Available in two colours White and Black.
Portal+ has a 15.6 inch HD display for $279. Available in two colours White and Black.
Portal TV can be used the biggest screen in your home for $149.
You can pick up a Portal directly from Facebook and try for 30 days without any worry. They also offer free shipping anywhere inside supported countries.
Portal is a must buy if you do a lot of video calling to your family living away or if you work from home. It’s also easy to use and connect as it syncs with your contacts from Facebook and Whatsapp. It’s going to be your companion throughout the quarantine period and beyond.