I have been thinking about this Portal by Facebook as a Father’s Day gift for my Father in Law and wanted to mention it to you as well since the price is pretty darn good right now.
This is a video monitor that you can connect with using your phone or your own portal device. It allows for video calling and it has Alexa built in so you can use it for that too.
We all know you can Skype or Facetime but this system is a little different for a few reasons- first my Father in Law has an old school phone and we can’t Facetime. I’m sure lots of you have loved ones in the same boat. Second Skype has brought on a lot of drama with my FIL having difficulty on the technical side of things and internet connection issues and well we gave up. Plus who wants to sit still glued to the screen. Zero people.
So this thing you set up and the camera follows you around. Go ahead and cook dinner while you chat- the screen follows you. Go ahead and set this up in the play room as the kids run like maniacs. No prob, Bob. Put it outside as the kids play and jump in the pool. Grandpa and Grandma can come to the pool party too.
So the only catch is that you must have a Facebook account to get this thing to work. But guess what? Grandpa Joe is on Facebook so we are covered.
The price is currently $99 marked down from $199. If anyone has one of these, I’d love to hear your feedback as I am pretty sure I am going to grab it to send to him this year.