Get a Slingbox Solo for $39.99 shipped

That's just about the lowest price ever for this mega-popular TV-slinging box, which lets you watch live and recorded shows nearly anywhere.

Finally, a Slingbox for a reasonable price.
Finally, a Slingbox for a reasonable price. Sling Media

The Slingbox belongs to a small group of electronics that's almost universally beloved despite having exorbitant price tags. Also in that group: Sonos music systems and TiVo DVRs.

Slingbox deals are rare, even on older models. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing one for under $100 (though as someone who doesn't travel much, I must admit I don't spend a lot of time looking).

Today only, and while supplies last, 1Sale has the refurbished Slingbox Solo SB260-100 for $39.99 shipped. It originally listed for around $180 and was considered a bargain at $99.99 when I wrote about it many moons ago.

First things first: This being 1Sale, expect to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. That's just par for the course with many daily-deal sites. If you're in a hurry, move along, nothing to see here.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Slingbox "slings" live and recorded TV from your home to wherever. It installs between, say, your cable box/DVR and your TV and connects to your home network. Then you access that setup via your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

This is great for things like watching local sports and keeping up with recordings of "Justified" when you're on the road. And the Slingbox is a subscription-free device; once you pay for it, it's paid for.

Alas, if you want the SlingPlayer app (available for Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, and Windows Phone), be prepared to pony up $14.99. At least that's better than the $29.99 Sling Media previously charged, but still an annoying upcharge for what is already a pricey product.

Well, what was a pricey product. At just $39.99 out the door, the Solo is mighty attractive. Just be sure to read CNET's (mostly positive) review first so you understand the particulars of how the device works.

Also, because this is a refurb, be warned that the warranty is just 90 days -- though there's really not much that can break on a unit like this. Typically, if it works out of the box, it should work almost indefinitely (provided you keep it in a well-ventilated area). Sound good?

Bonus deal: Runners of the world, listen up: Today only, and while supplies last, Tech.Woot has the MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6P in-ear sport headphones for $19.99, plus $5 for shipping. Available in your choice of colors, they sell elsewhere for at least $40 and have very solid reviews on Amazon. Plus, they come with a sports armband for your phone. Sellout risk: definitely.

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