Check out this cool blog post from Kristen at CoolMomTech on her experience with ūmi!
Our closest family is over 2000 miles away. This means other than a few annual visits, our together time is relegated to phone calls and computer conferencing, both of which can be tough with four squirmy kids under six like I have. But recently, Cisco offered to allow my family the opportunity to try out their new Umi telepresence, which turns your TV into a Jetsons-era videoconferencing system, and I am blown away.
This system is, quite simply, a perfect--and perfectly amazing--example of how technology is connecting families today. Let’s just say My mother-in-law was rendered speechless, and that’s pretty hard to do.
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Tags: Cisco umi, Cool Mom Tech, home telepresence, video calling
While children should honor and respect their mothers every day, most countries set aside one day out of the year to officially celebrate moms. This year, in the U.S., Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8. We hope that you live near your mom, but if you don’t, Cisco ūmi can help you stay connected and now through May 21st, when you buy one ūmi, get one FREE!
Here are five ways to honor your mother via ūmi this Sunday:
- The courtesy of a call – Sometimes, all it takes to say “I love and care about you” is a phone call. With ūmi, you can do even better. We’re giving you the capability of video conferencing with your mom on the HDTV in your living room! Place a call out to her and show her that you care!
- Take her out to dinner – Even if you can’t be there in person to take your mom out to dinner, you can host a dinner via ūmi. Share the same recipe and wine selection, and enjoy a pleasant dinner while catching up on what’s new in your lives.
- It’s a generational thing – If you have children, invite them to sit down and chat with your mom. She’s a grandmother, too, and would love to see their smiling faces. Read More »
Tags: buy one, Cisco umi, get one, home telepresence, Mother's Day, ūmi
Check this cool giveaway out and have a chance to win a pair of ūmis + 1 year of free service on each!
See that happy family to the right? Yeah, you wish you were them, jumping for joy as they connect, remotely via video, to their friends across the country.
Well, we’re always asking you to do stuff for us here on Curbed—follow us on Twitter, sign up for the newsletters—but now we’re making good on our promise to give away good stuff. Starting this very moment, we’re offering one lucky reader two Cisco ūmis and a year of free service, a little bundle of technological joy totaling $1,200. All you’ve got to do is head over to our Facebook page and click that magical “Like” button. Right before Memorial Day weekend, we’ll pull one name at random from our Facebook fans and connect to dole out the massive prize.
Here’s what Cisco ūmi can do for you.
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Tags: Cisco umi, Curbed, curbed national, home telepresence, ūmi, video calling
This article was guest posted by Jen Tilley from MomItForward.com.
Do you have loved ones who live far away? How do you communicate with them? With the technology available today, there are several ways to connect with family and friends. But now more than ever, there are technologies and products that will put you face-to-face with the people that matter to you the most.
With Cisco ūmi (pronounced You-Me) — a first of its kind video calling system that works through any HD TV — moms can connect live with their family and friends to share all of life’s special moments live through the television, from the comfort of their living room couch. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and moms, grandmothers, and sisters across the country can celebrate with their loved ones face-to-face, whether near or far.
Join Cisco ūmi and our panel of experts as we discuss ways to stay connected with family and friends using technology. The party will be held on Tuesday, April 26 from 9-11 ET (8CT, 7MT, 6PT). Click here to see details about the giveaway and enter for a chance to win.
Tags: Cisco umi, home telepresence, MomItForward, ūmi, video calling
Tune in as the Lakers’ own Luke Walton takes time away from the Playoffs to connect with his dad and former NBA legend, Bill Walton, via Cisco ūmi.
Even though he’s going to miss his brother’s baby shower during this busy time, he’s got ūmi to catch him up!
Click on the link below to check out the video!
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Tags: Bill Walton, Cisco umi, home telepresence, Lakers, Luke Walton, ūmi