Gizmodo is reporting on an ‘oops’ by Amazon that exposed a new Sling product. The Slinglink Turbo looks like a new powerline Ethernet adapter that uses the HomePlug 1.0 Turbo standard to support 84Mbps traffic over power lines, as opposed to 14Mbps supported by the old Slinglink. And the new units are physically similar in design to the Slingboxes. One box has a single Ethernet port, which provides the connection to the home network, the other has 4 Ethernet ports to connect to your devices. I’d still like to see Sling support a USB WiFi adapter, like TiVo, but this is a nice improvement.
I’m currently sitting in Jupiter, FL (visiting my parents), watching L&O: SVU from my Series3 TiVo in Worcester, MA. I setup a Slingbox Pro before I left.