CES 2006: Slingbox set to hit the UK

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We’ve already told you about Sony’s Location Free device at the CES, which enables PSP owners to watch remotely via Wi-Fi whatever is showing on their home TV. Well, the competition is coming to the UK and probably before Sony’s device.

The Slingbox is a clever gadget that also turns your home TV signal into an internet stream, which you can access from any networked device. That means you can watch live or recorded on your laptop from your hotel, work or wherever you are.

Sling is now optimising their device for UK-based TV services including Freeview, Sky and Cable. No news on how much it will cost, but it’s likely to be around £200.

Release date for the UK is around spring. Next move Sony.

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Dave Walker