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DanielP46916 wrote: NM! Have to add 1, two times. Not 2 at once.


I'm not seeing how to get this deal on the site linked? Added 2 to cart and no diff in price.
add two to the cart, then click on the cart. price showed up for me
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brunes wrote: The killer app of this is that it also supports Zoom, Webex, Teams, BlueJeans, and many other video calling systems that Echo devices don't.

I wish the TV version supported these though - I would buy it in a heartbeat if it did.
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Supposed to be great for a tv. Comes out Jan 25
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OVOSound wrote: The same people that hate on this are the same ones that use whatsapp and have/want an Oculus. Ironic. Just stay off the internet if you’re that paranoid.

These are devices really good to keep in touch with grandparents and the elderly who arent too tech savvy. Super easy to use as well.

Check out SIGNAL.
From the original maker of WhatsApp and more secure than telegram.

Its basically the original WhatsApp with a new name
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sidshock wrote:
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That's not even close to the same thing.

The B600 is just a fancy Webcam that you need a PC for. It's an entirely different use case than being able to casually do large scale video calls on a TV at any time. Also if I was going to spend $220+ on a Webcam for video calls, I'd just buy one of these instead.
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All data is being collected these days. Is this product and company any worse than others? Sure FB is horrible, but they just happened to get caught.

People have no problem jumping on a price error and providing their name, address, and payment info; downloading apps for freebies that request identity/camera/location; enabling data permissions on social media apps; doing surveys with personal info, etc. etc.

For the value and functionality it provides at this price, this seems like a good product. Sure you can recommend an equivalent from a Chinese company, but how is that any better in terms of privacy/reliability?

And as others above said, there is a use case for this product. Don't understand or like it? Downvote and/or move on.
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brunes wrote: That's not even close to the same thing.

The B600 is just a fancy Webcam that you need a PC for. It's an entirely different use case than being able to casually do large scale video calls on a TV at any time. Also if I was going to spend $220+ on a Webcam for video calls, I'd just buy one of these instead.
I think they advertise it as being able to attach to your tv and interact with all the tv apps.
So as long as tv supports skype, zoom, Teams. Etc.

I'm just assuming here. So I apologise if I'm off.

I just saw someone looking for something with a "tv" and I replied to that post.
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We have really enjoyed Portal TV. You set it up in front of your television and can make phone calls over Messenger and they load up on the screen.

Much easier to have a conversation with the grandparents during COVID for 2 year olds.
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toxic portal is a more appropriate name
profit on 6/23/2021 = 117.61% since 11/10/2020 to be exact😎
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I wouldn't take one even they are free, lmao
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When they pay 188$ to have it, only then will I never put that in my house.
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Interesting as big echo show to display my door bell and other cameras.
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I bought my mom one for Christmas last year, she tried it once and it's still.in the box :(
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I enjoy my portal TV. Picked up 2 more for other family members. Don't understand the point of other comments, if it's not for you, why crap on it for others.
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Is this suitable for 89 year old who is hard of hearing and cannot read english. Would they be able to navigate WhatsApp calling? (ie call by selecting whatsapp profile picture)
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projectmoonlightcafe wrote: I enjoy my portal TV. Picked up 2 more for other family members. Don't understand the point of other comments, if it's not for you, why crap on it for others.
It's because Facebook is the scum of the earth when it comes to handling your data. They're terrible, they sell your information to literally anyone who is willing to pay and they have no moral compass whatsoever. There are no repercussions to their actions other than Zuck feeling bad and doing it again anyway. They've done absolutely terrible shit with people's data (see Cambridge Analytica, the recent whistleblower, profiling kids so that they can target them later on as adults (also the failed attempt at instagram kids), manipulating people's stance by targeting fake articles to them etc etc)

People paying for this device is not only seen as rewarding Facebook but you're also giving them full video and microphone access to your home AND network.

The hate for this product is well deserved
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But this is a deal thread, not a discussion thread. I don't see how people's views on the parent company have anything to do with the product. Why not crap on Huawei products? Or products from companies with poor sustainability controls? Or companies partly state owned by countries with inhumane practices? These discussions are all valid, but have nothing to do on a deal thread.
tkaravou wrote: It's because Facebook is the scum of the earth when it comes to handling your data. They're terrible, they sell your information to literally anyone who is willing to pay and they have no moral compass whatsoever. There are no repercussions to their actions other than Zuck feeling bad and doing it again anyway. They've done absolutely terrible shit with people's data (see Cambridge Analytica, the recent whistleblower, profiling kids so that they can target them later on as adults (also the failed attempt at instagram kids), manipulating people's stance by targeting fake articles to them etc etc)

People paying for this device is not only seen as rewarding Facebook but you're also giving them full video and microphone access to your home AND network.

The hate for this product is well deserved
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For people who are defending Facebook here go and read up "The Facebook Files" from Wall Street Journal. They are responsible for lot of issues that teenagers are facing these days. They were aware of how their products are impacting mental health of certain demographic but did not take any action to protect their bottom line.
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Not one comment on this thread is defending Facebook's practices.
yashgandhi wrote: For people who are defending Facebook here go and read up "The Facebook Files" from Wall Street Journal. They are responsible for lot of issues that teenagers are facing these days. They were aware of how their products are impacting mental health of certain demographic but did not take any action to protect their bottom line.
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Everybody who shits on privacy concerns clearly has nothing of value worth protecting. Either a business idea, confidential info, or children. If you listen to Zuckerberg on podcasts (like Masters of Scale), he's not too concerned about code quality if it means slowing down product launches. This means the thing that you're putting in your house likely doesn't follow best practices for security, etc and is easier to hack than it should be. This is on top of all the misuse of data by FB. If you're ok with your children's images being exploited online, then feel free to save the $20 or whatever it is. And if you think that's unlikely go online and see how many hacked devices have contributed to the exploitation of children and women (and to some extent men).
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Saw the post and entered for the salt. Thanks OP.

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