Cocoon Gramercy Messenger Apple iPad Sling

Cocoon CGB150BY Gramercy Messenger Apple iPad Sling Treat your Apple iPad to this messenger sling featuring a windowed iPhone pocket and Cocoon’s GRID-IT!™ system for organizational storage in a vertical design with an adjustable shoulder strap.

Channel your inner Inspector Gadget with the GRID-IT!™ system which is a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for gadget organization providing versatile organization with endless configurations designed to hold items firmly in place. The back of GRID-IT!™ doubles as a mouse pad.

Cocoon’s Gramercy iPad Sling is the most versatile organization system in a sling.

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Price: $29.99
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Watch TV on the go with Flo TV Personal Television

flo tv personal televisionQualcomm is now pushing FLO TV somewhat independently of Verizon of AT&T by offering the FLO TV Personal Television, a handheld 3.5″ QVGA gadget that you can watch live TV on.

You can also get FLO TV on select phones as well as in your car. The monthly rate is $14.99 and you get over 15 channels.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this takes off, given the limited # of channels and monthly fee. I’d much rather have a placeshifter like a Slingbox.

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Price: $249.99 plus monthly service fee
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CES 2010: Monsoon’s Volcano Box is Audio-Video Swiss Army Knife – DVR, Placeshifter, Internet TV and More

HAVA maker, Monsoon Multimedia, is still in the gadget game and in particular, the multimedia multi-function types located right at the heart of your AV rig. At CES, they announced and demoed their latest device, the Volcano, which does a slew of things. Sling should be prying this open soon with a microscope close behind.

monsoon multimedia volcano box

The sleek-looking Volcano is an HD device that placeshifts (a la the Slingbox) your live TV or other prerecorded video over the Internet, a DVR, Internet TV (YouTube and CinemaNow for now, but think Boxee and Netflix in future), Apps like Facebook and Twitter, can act as a home media streamer, and can pull videos for export to external media.

CES 2010: Sling Media Announces 4 New Products

Sling Media (which was purchased by EchoStar (Dish) last year) has announced not 1, but 4 new products [press release].

First is the Sling Touch Control 100 which is a touch-screen remote control with a 4.3″ touchscreen and a rechargeable battery that gets changed in an accompanying cradle. The Sling Touch can control most IR-based devices, as well as communicate with other devices via IP over a 802.11 WiFi home network.

sling touch control 100

SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry is officially out

Sling just announced that SlingPlayer Mobile (SPM) for Blackberry is no longer in beta and is now an official product. SPM for Blackberries is $29.99 and you can trial it for 30 days.

For US customers, SPM is currently supported on the following devices:
    * BlackBerry Bold from AT&T
    * BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile*
    * BlackBerry 8820 from AT&T*
    * BlackBerry Curve 8320 from AT&T*
    * BlackBerry Curve 8320 from T-Mobile*
    * BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from T-Mobile*
    * BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from AT&T*
    * BlackBerry Curve 8350i from Sprint Nextel*

The ones that are starred are supported by SPM when used with their Wi-Fi connection.

SPM is available as an over-the-air download from

#CES09: Dish 922 HD DVR with SlingBox embedded

Excellent – this is what we want to see – more convergence of media devices. Following the purchase of Sling Media by EchoStar, the 2 have worked together to come up with a Dish Networks receiver that essentially embeds a Slingbox. They’re calling it a SlingLoaded player, but the bottom line is that you now get place-shifting built into your DVR and Satellite TV receiver. Nice.

The 922 is a sleek looking box with a 1 TB drive for up to 1000 hours of storage (in SD), can support 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480i, and 480p formats, and has a new touchpad remote control that has half as many buttons as a standard remote control, and that can function as a universal remote. Of course, it includes all of the SlingBox features and be controlled via the Web using SlingGuide.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry – public beta starts today

Sling Media is rolling out a SlingPlayer Mobile for the following Blackberry models: BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Curve 8320, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, BlackBerry Pearl 8120.

It’ll probably run on Blackberrys running on EDGE, but it’ll probably suck b/c EDGE networks are just too slow.

Head to the beta site for more info and downloads.

Sling Media prototypes SlingPlayer for iPhone

We’ll start off with the bottom line here and that is this is not a real product, but only a proof of concept. Sling has been toying with a ‘jail broken’ iPhone to prove that the SlingPlayer can run on it. So far, they’ve produced SlingPlayer for other mobiles like Windows Mobile, Symbian-based cells and Palms.

Now that there’s an actual iPhone SDK, hopefully, this can become a reality soon enough. TV on an iPhone or iPod Touch could look pretty sweet.

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