Facebook has finally launched its first hardware product under the Facebook branding called the Facebook Portal. The Portal by Facebook is a smart, hands-free video calling device which comes with built-in Amazon Alexa support. Facebook has launched Portal along with the Facebook Portal.
The Facebook Portal is priced at $199 around Rs. 14,799 and the Facebook Portal Plus at $349 around Rs. 25,899. With the new Facebook Portal, you can video chat with anyone having a Facebook Portal or anyone who is available on Facebook or Facebook Messenger.
Even with 10.1-inch and 15-6-inch displays, you cannot browse Facebook via the portal devices but you can watch videos available on the Facebook Watch. Facebook is primarily promoting its hands-free video calling feature which lets you video chat from your living room, kitchen or anywhere else you decide to keep Facebook Portal.
Once you start a video chat, the portal will automatically identify people in the room and will bring them into the frame by adjusting the camera angle. With the recent Facebook data breach, having a Facebook device in your living room might not be the best thing to do, so Facebook is offering a solution for people concerned about their privacy.
Both the devices come with a camera cover which you can use to cover the camera lens on your Facebook Portal. Along with this with one button you can switch off both microphone and camera, so the Portal device will not listen to your conversations or see what you are doing.
Facebook Portal and Facebook Portal Plus come with Amazon Alexa built-in, so you can ask questions, check weather and do everything you can do with an Alexa powered device. You can also play songs via Spotify, it will be interesting to see how well the portal sounds. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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