Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Now through May 12th, Facebook is offering a $100 discount on both Portal and Portal+ video calling devices. That means the 10-inch model is going for just $99 while the 15.6-inch version is available for $249.
Portal from Facebook is an Alexa-equipped video calling device that lets you connect with your friends and family via Facebook Messenger.
Unlike other devices, Portal is equipped with a smart camera and voice-enhancing microphones that follow the action for better communication. There’s no monthly fee to use the device — Portal simply needs to stay connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Here are the best features of Portal:
- Smart camera that follows movements to keep you in perfect view
- Built-in Alexa that lets you ask questions, set timers, create shopping lists and control your smart home
- Full web browser to watch and stream your favorite videos
- Voice-enhancing microphones that minimize unwanted background noises
- Easily disabled camera and microphones for privacy
- Unique experiences like Story Time, which lets you read along to popular stories with fun animation and augmented reality effects
- Music, videos, news, games and more from Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, YouTube, CNN & Food Network
Although the sale runs through Mother’s Day, you’ll need to place an order by 10 a.m. PST on May 8th to guarantee that it’ll arrive in time for your Sunday brunch with Mom.