*This post is sponsored by Portal from Facebook.
I am lucky to have lived around the block from my mom practically the entire time I have been raising my kids, but she recently announced that she will be moving to a different city and I have to admit I’ve been panicking a little because the kids and I are so spoiled and used to having her so close. I don’t want that to change.
I’m so happy I discovered the NEW Portal from Facebook and gifted my Mom a device for Mother’s Day this year. I was so excited by their promise to “feel there”. I knew it would be the answer to feeling like we were close even though we were no longer living in the same city, and I am happy to report it worked!
3 Reasons Why Portal from Facebook makes the Perfect Gift for Mom
I have always enjoyed a close relationship with my mom. She has been so incredibly supportive in all that I do and her parenting advice has been invaluable to me as I raise my children. The thought of not having her within a 5-minute commute has definitely been challenging for me. However, now that we have our Portals from Facebook set up, it feels just like she’s nearby again and a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Here are 3 reasons why I think Portal from Facebook makes the perfect gift for mom.
1. Set Up is Simple and the Portal is Easy to Use
My mom is knowledgeable about most things, but when it comes to technology she can sometimes have difficulty so I was thrilled when I opened up the box to find to set up your Portal you literally just connect the cord and plug it in. Then Portal turns on and starts scanning for updates, prompts you to log into your Portal from Facebook to a wifi signal and log into your Facebook account. That’s it!
I literally set up mine within a few minutes and was so excited that my mom was able to set up her Portal from Facebook all by herself.
Plus, since Portal from Facebook is hands-free my mom can use her voice to activate phone calls which is super helpful for her.
2. Video & Mic Quality are INCREDIBLE!!!
I have to say Portal from Facebook exceeded my expectations in both video and mic quality. It truly does feel like you are there in the same room together. It’s AMAZING!!!
The AI-powered Smart Camera technology actually keeps you in the frame even as you walk or chase (ha! #momlife) your kids across the room and it even widens as more people enter the room which is incredible because that is how real life goes. It’s active!
Check out our video below to see Portal from Facebook in action-
It also allows you to continue what you are doing whether it’s cooking dinner or the kids are trying to show Grandma a performance. This feature is what makes it really feel like you are together in the same room.
Besides the amazing video quality, the sound is amazing too! The mic actually filters out background noise and because it is AI-powered it can also enhance the voice of whoever is talking- even when they are moving around the room. It’s really impressive!
3. It’s Fun!!
What my mom was really impressed with was all of the ways she could use Portal from Facebook. Not only is it great for video calls but it also has really fun features including adding filters and playing games while on a call. Ella loved that!
Portal also has this great feature called Story Time which turns you into some of the animated characters as you read a story. I am excited to do that when my mom babysits my nephew. I know he’ll get a kick out of it.
When you are not on a call you can use Superframe, which turns your device into a gorgeous display of photos and video from you, your friends, and family. It also allows you to know when your contacts are on Messenger and sends you birthday reminders.
BONUS- Great Price for Mother’s Day!
For Mother’s Day, you can buy Portal from Facebook starting at just $99! You can check out the offer details here. I think it’s the perfect gift for moms this Mother’s Day and you can’t beat it at that price point.
My mom literally said it is the best gift I have ever given her, besides her grandkids of course!
Have you checked out Portal from Facebook yet?
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