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Thursday, March 30, 2006

SlingBox - stream your cable/satellite feed over the net 
(en francais)

Here's a hot new toy. Available online from Futureshop today. In store at Futureshop and London Drugs later this week. This little baby will definitely not please cable and satellite companies. $299.00

The player can handle different inputs, although from the looks of things you will need a seperate box for each input. eg. one box for satellite, one for cable, one for DVD player etc.

If you purchase and register your Slingbox before April 26th you can also download a copy of SlingPlayer Mobile, which will allow you to watch TV on any device running Windows Mobile.

Slingbox™

What if you were able to watch live television wherever you go? The World Series in your cube. MSNBC breaking news at the coffeeshop. Your local news station halfway around the world. Lost in Hawaii. Emeril Live in your kitchen.

Now what if we told you that you could do that without having to lug a television, a cable box, a satellite dish, or a subscription along with you? In fact, you don’t need anything besides your laptop (which is attached to your hip already).

That’s because back home, you have a Slingbox sitting on top of your television. The simple silver device looks suspiciously like a gigantic chocolate bar, but the technology inside is truly sweet. This award-winning gadget is a breakthrough device that enables you to watch and control your living room television programming from anywhere by turning any Internet-connected laptop, desktop, PDA, or smartphone into a personal television.
This baby should do wonders for productivity across North America.

Paul Synnott at 4:47 AM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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