-- SlingBox lets users watch whatever is on their home TVs — from local sports and news programs to their favorite digitally recorded shows — from anywhere they can access the Internet.
Invented by two brothers who wanted to watch their local baseball team's games while out of town, the newest version, the Slingbox Solo ($180), can handle high-definition programming. The box relays whatever is playing on your cable box or stored on your DVR to a Mac, PC or an ever-growing list of portable devices including the Windows Smart Phone, Palm Treo and Nokia's N92.
The Solo looks cool and is simple to set up. All you need to get started is a cable or satellite box, an Internet router and your own audio/video cables.