If you’ve never owned a Slingbox, you’re missing out. It’s a box that can take a video stream like your home cable programming and stream it to you, live, without any audio or video glitches. In fact, the quality can be so good, it rivals some TV programming I’ve seen on flat screens. I’ve had my Slingbox since 2007 and haven’t missed a Minnesota Vikings game since.
How is this possible? It’s genius, actually Sling Media created the Slingbox and allowed it to use upload speeds from your internet service provider instead of download speeds which most everything uses these days. So if your bandwidth is cramped and being taken up by some hog in the neighborhood or large area, chances are your stream will still be crisp and clear on your mobile tablet, phone or computer.
And now the Slingbox is even better. Sling Media has launched two new models, the 350 and the 500 (watch the video here). They both stream HD quality video 1080p and the 500 allows for a Wi-Fi connection.
I recently interviewed Sling Media’s Director of Public Relations Brian Jaquet on my Spreecast Tech & Biz Channel to ask what a Slingbox is, how the new models work and what is planned for the future of the little black box that allows you to take your home TV anywhere you go.