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Save $110 and call your friends and family with the 1st-gen Portal by Facebook

Facebook Portal Gen
Facebook Portal Gen (Image credit: Portal)

Celebrate summer and save a huge chunk of change on Facebook's 1st generation Portal (opens in new tab). It's a smart video display, and it's on sale for $110 off when you use the code PORTALSUMMER after you add it to your cart. That brings the total down to just $89 from a normal price of $200. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen on this version of the Portal, and it's definitely the best price we've seen outside of big sales events like Black Friday.

There is an entire lineup of 2nd-gen devices from Portal out these days, but the code won't work on those. What you want is the 1st-generation Portal, the one that started the trend. It's still a great device with a ton of features. Those specifications start with a 10-inch touchscreen display that has 720p resolution. There are two full-range 10w driver speakers built in with a 4-mic array for picking up your voice and eliminating distracting noises.

The key to it all is the smart camera, which uses an advanced AI to track your movements and keep everyone in the frame. It can pan and zoom automatically even as you shuffle aroound the room. You can take 12MP photos and it has a 140-degree field of view.

The Portal can seamlessly connect with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to make video calls to anyone and everyone. The video calls are clear, and the audio is precise. There is even Amazon Alexa built in so you can control the rest of your smart home from the Portal as well. Use it to view your security cameras or video doorbells. Turn off the lights, stream your favorite music, and more.

if you're worried about privacy, there is an easy switch to disable both the mic and the camera. It even has a separate physical cover you can put over the camera when it's not in use.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.

1 Comment
  • What a useless device.