Last week, in my run-down of fabulous Mother’s Day gifts, I mentioned the Cisco ūmi, a system that allows you to video chat with your family and friends via your HD television. Basically, it turns your TV into an enormous video phone, and lets you feel like your loved ones are sitting right there with you – you can chat in real time while seeing every tiny detail and facial expression. It just sounds incredible – we video-chat with Kendrick’s family, but there are delays and weird angles involved, and everyone has to crowd around tiny computer screens…which can be tough to do when young children and multiple family members are involved. The ūmi solves those issues, and also allows you to record video messages, pan around the room (and zoom in), and share your videos on Facebook and YouTube, and via email.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Cisco ūmi is giving away two sets and a year of free service (retail value: approximately $1,200) to one Ramshackle Glam reader. I am so, so excited about this giveaway – I can imagine how extraordinary it would be to share our baby’s early months with faraway family members in such a personal, relaxed way, and can’t wait to hear how the lucky winner likes the service.
To enter to win two Cisco ūmi sets plus a free year of service for both you and the recipient of the second set, just comment below telling me who you’d most look forward to chatting with.
Lots of love to all the moms out there –
Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Contest closes Wednesday, May 4, at 5PM EST.