Nov 242011

src="" alt="Gizmo Lovers Logo" title="Gizmo Lovers Logo" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-8086" /> A number of the site’s affiliates are running specials for holiday shoppers. Here’s a selection – and remember you can always support the site by using the links under the ‘Shop Gizmo Lovers’ entry in the top menu.

Some of these links may not yet be live, see the applicable dates!

href="">Big Black Friday Savings on Select SanDisk Products! 11/25-11/28 /> href="">Get Big Fish Game’s Be Richer for only 99¢ 11/25-11/28 /> href="">$50 off Slingbox Pro HD with Free Shipping 11/25-11/28 /> href="" class="broken_link" rel="nofollow">30% – 50% off select Logitech products 11/24-11/30 /> href="">Save $10 on PogoPlug Premium Software Download 11/21-12/2 /> href="">Free 1 Year Upgrade when you purchase Lojack for Laptops 1 Year Subscription(Premium Only) 11/23-11/29 /> href="">Save an extra $5 every month for 12 months on DIRECTV – through 11/30/11 src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""/>

Enjoy the specials!

Oct 112011
SlingPlayer for Android Tablets is Here
Purchase SlingPlayer for Android tablets

The wait is over. SlingPlayer for Android tablets is available now in the Android Market. So go get it!

When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the award-winning SlingPlayer software makes it easy to watch your home TV. Change channels, control your DVR and watch your favorite shows, all on your Android tablet.

This mobile player takes full advantage of the higher performance, screen resolutions and video quality of Android 3.0 or later. New to this release of SlingPlayer is a revamped program guide that makes it easy to browse content choices while continuing to watch TV. This is our first mobile player to display a full custom remote control that looks just like the one stuck in your sofa cushions. And best of all, it is available now from the Android Market for only $29.99.

Of course, you’ll need a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD to enjoy SlingPlayer for Android tablets. If you have a Slingbox PRO, Slingbox AV, Slingbox TUNER or Slingbox Classic, you will need to upgrade your Slingbox to the latest and greatest because these legacy boxes do not have the hardware capability to stream at the Android tablet’s higher resolution. To learn more about the latest hardware requirements or how to upgrade your current Slingbox, click here.

If you have already purchased SlingPlayer for Android phones, it will work in “Compatibility Mode” on the Android tablet. The Android phone version of the app will stream from all Slingbox devices, but not at the higher quality resolutions of the Android tablet app.

With its big, beautiful display the Android tablet is the perfect device to watch your TV anywhere. Isn’t that what a Slingbox is all about?

Proudly yours,

The SlingPlayer Team

* SlingPlayer software sold separately.

Oct 102011

href=""> src="" alt="Monsoon Multimedia Logo" title="Monsoon Multimedia Logo" width="300" height="65" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-4277" /> Monsoon Multimedia has long been Sling Media’s erstwhile competitor. First with their line of HAVA devices, and more recently with the Vulkano lineup. Personally I’ve always felt like their units were the cheaper, less polished offerings. I’ve always preferred Sling’s products, they seem to have a better ‘fit & finish’ – both in hardware and software. But Monsoon keeps at it, and they have always had a few features Sling lacks, which gives them a niche of their own. One of their latest models is the Vulkano Lava, and my colleague Brandon href="">has a review up at Vulkano Community. If you’re interested in place shifting I recommend checking the review out. The Vulkano Lava is getting close to a ‘god box’ – it is like having a Slingbox, SlingCatcher and a basic DVR all in one box. I think Monsoon needs to focus on polishing the software and they could have a really solid competitor to Sling.

Sep 202011

Sling Media Logo Sling Media posted the following video to their YouTube account, giving us a preview up the upcoming SlingPlayer for Android Tablets. SlingPlayer is already available for Android, but it is designed for Android 2.x on smartphones. This new version is optimized for Android 3.x and the larger screen sizes available on a tablet. So, TiVo, where’s your Android app?

Sep 062011

Slingbox PRO-HD More details have emerged regarding Time Warner Cable’s plans to subsidize customer Slingbox purchases. The information confirms and expands upon what was previously reported. The subsidy will take the form of a rebate on the Slingbox PRO-HD, up to the $299.99 MSRP, and will be available to customers who subscribe to the high-end $99.99 a month Wideband Internet Service. This DOCSIS 3.0 service provides up to 50Mbps downstream and 5Mbps upstream.

One new piece of information, the offer will initially roll out to customers in the New York City area only. TWC will decide if and when to expand the offer to other service areas based on the response they get from NYC customers.

Via Multichannel News.