The FLO TV device will set you back around $199, including 6 months of free subscription TV service. For TV fanatics who've fantasized about having a small TV to watch at work or while commuting on the bus, FLO TV is about as close as you can get to replicating the at-home TV experience on a portable device.
Measuring 3 inches tall, 4.4 inches wide, and just a half inch thick, the FLO TV comes across as a slightly bulky cousin to the iPod Touch (shown right). Like the Touch, the FLO TV includes a 3.5-inch capacitive touch-screen display, along with a front-facing home button, a 3.5mm headphone jack off to the side, and a rocker switch for adjusting volume.
If you're a stickler for video quality, the FLO TV will be a disappointment. The screen's 320x240-pixel video resolution rarely dazzles, and the streaming digital resolution fluctuates, even while standing still.
The FLO TV service has only one package, which currently offers around 16 channels, including ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox News, TLC, Nickelodeon, MTV, MTV Tr3s, Disney, Comedy Central, CNN, Adult Swim, and FLO's own 2.FLO channel. (Note: CNET is a subsidiary of CBS.)