TechRadar Tip Off: $30 off a Sling Media Slingbox 500

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Slingbox, get yer Slingbox

With Netflix producing great television and more companies like Amazon, Hulu Plus, etc., following its footsteps, it seems more and more people are turning to phones, tablets and laptops for quick and convenient entertainment.

However, there are current shows on TV that most of us don't want to wait weeks or months to watch either - which makes it a great time to invest in a Sling Media Slingbox 500.

The boxes typically run around $300 but the Tip Off has found a sale right now on Adorama offering the newest Slingbox 500 for only $269.

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The Slingbox 500 turns your various mobile devices into a TV by streaming shows in Full HD 1080p resolution from your home television.

The Slingbox is easily one of the most convenient devices ever because you can watch live TV or recorded shows from your DVR from basically anywhere in the world .

It's totally worth the $269, especially for the latest edition. Compared with the 350, the 500 comes with to following (and more!):

  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • HDMI ports
  • USB 2.0 port for a USB-connected storage device
  • Ability to watch movies, videos, photos from your personal media library
  • Remote control (including batteries)

There's no monthly fee to use the Slingbox 500 but the Android and iOS SlingPlayer app will cost an extra $14.99. Though the other devices all have free apps.