2012: The Year That Was

Join us, won't you, for a special Woot-Off recap of all those products that made us laugh, cry, marvel and rage over the past 365 days. This is 2012: The Year That Was.

Take a good look, loyal Wooters, because today we're recapping the most memorable products. There's that thing, remember how it made you smile? And that other thing, oh, boy! The forums sure called that a Woot-Off killer last February. Now, of course, we can look back and laugh.

And what about those twins from March? Or that elder statesman from May? Everyone had written THAT product off back in 2008, but it sure came through in the end.

Ultimately, it's your choice to applaud or catcall, but keep in mind: these products gave their very best, and they gave it for you. In these final, quiet days of 2012, let's remember the products that said "The show must go on!" and marched out, one by one, to take their chances before the crowd.

And please, ignore all those savages who say we're just emptying out our warehouse before the new year begins. They don't know a THING about artistic genius.

Back to the Woot-Off!


  • View and control live or recorded TV from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or other connected devices (see below for list of compatible hardware and software)
  • Streams high-definition (HD) down-converted to standard-definition (SD) or SD content to a computer or mobile phone over the Internet, from anywhere in the world
  • View your TV programming schedule with the electronic program guide (EPG)
  • Change channels, pause, fast forward, or rewind, and set up DVR recordings with the on-screen virtual remote control
  • Easily connects to practically any standard or high definition home theater device – including DVR, digital cable set-top box, satellite receiver or home security camera
  • Supports over 10,000 popular devices and models
  • SlingPlayer Mobile software allows you to watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible mobile phone
  • SlingStream video technology ensures the clearest picture possible at any given location
  • iPhone and iPad SlingPlayer Mobile software support Airplay to AppleTV (2nd generation) and other Airplay compatible receivers

Compatible Hardware and Software

  • Windows and Mac support – access your Slingbox via a high-speed Internet-connected Windows or Mac laptop or desktop
  • iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire Tablet support – access your Slingbox via cellular data network (3G/4G) or wifi (tablet accessibility requires additional download purchase)
  • iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and many other legacy phone support – access your Slingbox over cellular data network (3G/4G) or wifi (smartphone accessibility requires additional download purchase)
  • Boxee Box, GoogleTV, and Facebook player support – access your Slingbox via a high-speed
  • Internet-connection

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 90 Day Sling Media



Recommended Network Bandwidth:

  • SD Streaming: 600Kbps or higher
  • Mobile Streaming: 150Kbps or higher

Minimum PC Requirements:

  • SD Streaming: Pentium 4 class or equivalent with 256MB RAM
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 with latest updates
  • Browser Support: Internet Explorer Version 7 or higher, Firefox Version 3 or higher

Minimum Mac Requirements:

  • SD Streaming: Intel-based Mac with 2GB or RAM
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.5.7 (Leopard) or later
  • Browser Support: Firefox Version 3 or higher, Safari Version 4 or higher

Supported Audio and Video Sources (Any of the following):

  • Basic Cable TV Set-top Box
  • Digital Cable Set-top Box
  • Digital Video Recorder (DVR) such as TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV, DISH or one provided by your cable/satellite provider
  • DVD Player/Recorder
  • HD component input support with resolution up to 1080i (down-converted for streaming)
  • Satellite Receiver such as DirecTV or Dish
  • Video/Security Camera
  • Apple TV (1st Generation)
  • Windows Media Center

In the box:

  • Slingbox SOLO
  • Composite A/V Cable
  • Remote Control IR Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

Sales Stats

Speed to First Woot:
4m 1.334s
First Sucker:
Last Wooter to Woot:

Purchaser Experience

  • 0% first woot
  • 0% second woot
  • 50% < 10 woots
  • 25% < 25 woots
  • 25% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 0% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 0% one month old
  • 0% one year old
  • 100% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 100% bought 1
  • 0% bought 2
  • 0% bought 3

Percentage of Sales Per Hour

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Woots by State

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