It was at the end of last month when we spotted a photo of the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 sitting prettily on the shelf at a Best Buy somewhere in the US, and nearly a couple of weeks later, here we are with an official announcement concerning both devices, with the Slingbox 500 that you see above sporting a rather fashion forward design if I may say so myself. Delivering Full HD 1080p quality streaming of TV content from just about anywhere, the Slingbox 500 is said to set a new standard by boasting built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, while HDMI compatibility helps set up the right platform for delivery of personal content to the TV. This is the first of its kind for any Slingbox product.
As for the Slingbox 350, it delivers Sling Media’s highest quality, proven “TV Anywhere” technology without breaking the bank. Basically, the Slingbox 350 features 1080p, HD-quality streaming on compatible devices, coming in a sleek, industrial design that is merged with integrated IR emitters in order to make it a compact, unique and easy-to-use addition to any home entertainment center.
The Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 will retail for $299.99 and $179.99, respectively, from October 14th onwards in the US, while our neighbors living in the Great White North will have to wait until November. [Press Release]