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Facebook’s Portal Mini smart speaker-screen to rival Alexa down from £129 to £65 for Black Friday

Facebook’s Portal Mini smart speaker-screen to rival Alexa down from £129 to £65 for Black Friday

FACEBOOK has heavily discounted the Portal Mini – a smart speaker to rival Amazon’s Alexa.

The Black Friday sale slashes the Portal Mini’s price from £129 to just £65.


Facebook’s Portal Mini is discounted for Black Friday[/caption]

It’s a great deal on a slick product that can “smarten” up your home.

Not only is it a smart speaker – but also a smart screen that lets you make video calls or watch videos.

Better yet, the Facebook Portal Mini actually comes with Alexa built-in, letting you use voice commands to control the gadget.

There’s a camera and microphone switch on top that lets you disable both.

  • Portal Mini at Facebook for £65 – buy here

You can make video calls using the Portal Mini[/caption]

And you can even cover the camera completely – so you know it’s not working.

It’s possible to make video calls over WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

And if the other person doesn’t have a Portal, you can just call their smartphone instead.

Kids will enjoy Story Time, which lets you become storybook characters to enliven a read-along.

Facebook Portal Mini – the geeky bits

Here are the tech specs you need to know…

  • Smart Camera: 13MP, 114-degree field of view, and AI adjustmenet
  • Display: 8-inch HD screen with adaptive colour and lighting
  • Smart Sound: 4-mic array for voice capture
  • Speakers: Front-porting stereo speakers & rear woofer
  • Video Calling: WhatsApp / Messenger
  • Voice Control: Amazon Alexa
  • Dimensions: 15.01cm x 21.46cm x 12.7cm (landscape mode)
  • Rotation: Works in portrait or landscape
  • Privacy: Mic and camera disable switch / built-in camera cover
  • Input: Touchscreen or voice
  • WiFi: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Box Contents: Portal Mini, power cord, quick-start guide

There are built-in privacy protections to keep you safe[/caption]

The Portal Mini’s camera automatically adjusts to track your location as you move around the room.

And you can set fun wallpapers, so the Portal Mini effectively becomes an ornament in your home too.

Sadly this is a time-limited deal, and will expire on November 30.

So you need to bag one before then, or you’ll have to pay the full £129 sticker price.

  • Portal Mini at Facebook for £65 – buy here

All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.

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