Facebook Portal smart speakers now on sale from $199

Donna Miller
November 8, 2018

Google also entered the fray with the Home Hub, and now Facebook is entering the market with Portal.

The standard Portal smart speaker features a 10.1-inch 720p display with 10W speakers, while the larger Portal+ device boasts a rotatable 15.6-inch 1080p display with 20W speakers.

It said it will "not listen to, view or keep the contents" of Portal video calls, and hence can not use them for advertising purposes. It uses a smart camera to follow you around the room and automatically minimizes background sound to improve the quality of your chat. So the Portal and Portal+ can act as a replacement for an Echo device, too. Plus, a lot of people are seriously concerned about Facebook's record when it comes to data privacy. It has a camera and microphone off button, a camera lens cover and the ability to set up a four-to-12 digit passcode.

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In one of the scariest product announcements in recent years (should have done on Halloween, amirite?), Facebook unveiled its video calling devices last month.

You can get buy them from Facebook directly, Amazon (online and in Amazon Books stores), or Best Buy (Online and in-store).

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