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#293047 24-Dec-2021 14:19
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Dont know if this deal has been mentioned or not but you can buy the Facebook Portal 8" for $79NZD delivered.

 

Mine just arrived and I have been playing with it I personally think its excellent value at $80 bucks and very easy to use.

 

For some reason Facebook Portal has hidden the Mini 8" version but this should be a link Facebook Portal 8"

 

apparently they are not available in the UK so I will send one to my sister. Other than a power adapter they should work ok in the UK??





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  #2837878 24-Dec-2021 14:25
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What makes you think it is not available on the UK?

I scrolled to the bottom, changed county to UK and I can add them to my cart.

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  #2837889 24-Dec-2021 14:46
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I think Facebook out of all the companies that do a product like this would be the last company I would want to have a camera and mic open in house.


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rscole86: What makes you think it is not available on the UK?

I scrolled to the bottom, changed county to UK and I can add them to my cart.

 

Oh excellent I swear i read somewhere they wernt damm! Im going to have two extra LOL

 

 





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  #2838155 24-Dec-2021 22:14
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Probably wouldn't use it but great price. No Google Assistant: deal breaker for me. 


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  #2838159 24-Dec-2021 22:39
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tripp: I think Facebook out of all the companies that do a product like this would be the last company I would want to have a camera and mic open in house.



@tripp you can say that again! I would not even let one attach to my access point

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Linux:
tripp: I think Facebook out of all the companies that do a product like this would be the last company I would want to have a camera and mic open in house.



@tripp you can say that again! I would not even let one attach to my access point

 

Surprisingly they thought of you and placed a camera mic killer switch on the side, the camera actually uses a physical little slide up cover !





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  #2838256 25-Dec-2021 12:43
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Good price. But also at that price I swear they’re taking a loss. You have to wonder what data they’re collecting off it to make up for it.

Then again. This is the same with other voice assistants.




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  #2838297 25-Dec-2021 16:27
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michaelmurfy: Good price. But also at that price I swear they’re taking a loss. You have to wonder what data they’re collecting off it to make up for it.

Could be wrong but I believe Facebook devices require an Alexa sign-in for any use of voice control.

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  #2838300 25-Dec-2021 16:35
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gnfb: Dont know if this deal has been mentioned or not but you can buy the Facebook Portal 8" for $79NZD delivered.

The Google equivalent Nest Hub is available from NL at $79 today. Discussion here.

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  #2838351 25-Dec-2021 16:57
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The countertop/tv top wars are irritating. Google and Facebook devices don't support Skype. Facebook doesn't support YouTube, etc. The Amazon devices do support Skype. They all support Zoom so that's a good thing.

On the plus side there are some things each device individually does very well and they do have their uses.

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  #2838385 25-Dec-2021 19:50
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Does anyone use Skype these days? 😊




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  #2838388 25-Dec-2021 19:57
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michaelmurfy: Does anyone use Skype these days? 😊


Was thinking the same thing

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I just received a face to face call on the portal from my sister on her portal that I sent her. I have to say the quality of the call was stunning and I particularly like the way the device took account of the people in the room. Flicking around the Internet I found a mass of portals new and used for sale on Ebay not a single one on Trademe. Just sayin....





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