7. Slingbox M1
Pros: Built-in Wi-Fi, easy setup, sharp picture quality, and content-streaming from your DVR or TV
Cons: Most expensive of the batch, mobile apps cost extra, and no HDMI output
Our take: We know what you’re thinking: for that price, you can just set up a cable account with Time Warner. But this is a one-time deal, not a monthly expense. For DVR fans, the benefits may outweigh the cost, as the M1 connects to your cable or satellite box, therefore making all recorded TV content accessible wherever you can gain a wireless connection. This same content can also be viewed on your browser, desktop, or mobile apps. Just a shame that those apps cost extra and there is no HDMI connector to enhance the mirroring processing.
Alex Bracetti is a contributor to Supercompressor, Complex, HOOP, Man of Many, and several other popular lifestyle outlets. Follow him on Twitter @AlexBracetti.
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