EZCast Beam J2 Mini Projector Review

The EZCast Beam J2 Mini Projector is a projector not much bigger than the palm of your hand, allowing you all of the benefits of larger projectors, but with the ability to use it while on the go. That’s why we love small projectors after all. It uses the latest DLP technology with HDMI, USB, and Wi-Fi to support screen mirroring from your device of choice. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. If you’re looking for a projector to take with you while traveling, this may be the one for you.

A Big Screen in The Palm of Your Hand

Whether you’re using it for business, gaming or watching movies, you can’t beat the ability to put this thing in your pocket and use it wherever you want. The device works with Wifi (802.11 a/b/g/n) or with a USB cable. You just need the EZCast app to display content from your laptop, phone, tablet, or PC. You can connect your TV and other devices to the projector via the HDMI port.

Pros:
Compact Form Factor
Easy To Use
Take It Anywhere

Cons:
Don’t Expect A Home Theater Experience

Obviously, it isn’t going to compete with the larger and more expensive home theater systems, but it has some decent specs for a mini projector and does the job quite well. It’s designed to throw a larger image and be portable. Don’t expect crystal clarity. It has 150 lumens of brightness, 854×480 output resolution, a 20000 hour LED life, 300:1 contrast, 1080p input resolution, a 1.2:1 throw ratio, manual focus, and auto vertical keystone and manual 2D keystone. Rounding it all out is the 3000mAh battery and a built-in speaker.

It can display an image of up to 120 inches, which is quite a screen size compared to your phone. This projector is great to have as a travel companion whether you use it for business or entertainment. It runs on EZCast media OS. If you want to do wireless screen mirroring on your iPhone, just choose the EZCast function, connect to the Wi-Fi network that the projector is on, and use Screen Mirroring on your iPhone. It’s pretty easy to do, with no complicated hoops to jump through. With the EZWire Mobile feature, you can charge your phone while playing a movie on your wall too.

The battery life is decent enough for a projector this small thanks to the 3000 mAh internal battery. You can watch a full movie and charge your phone without any external power. So it is great for camping trips.

Built-in 2D keystone lets you control over the shape of the projected image to fit your situation, and the 4 corner adjustment is good for when you’re projecting from an awkward angle.

A Very Handy Projector

Bottom Line

It’s a great little portable projector. It won’t compete with the big boys as far as image quality, but as I said earlier, it isn’t meant to. This projector is great for a portable travel projector. If you travel a lot, take this with you and you’ll never be bored. You can use it for that business presentation and then when you get to the hotel you can watch movies on a huge screen while you relax. Or you can take it on camping trips or road trips for some extra fun. It’s easy to use, has a decent battery life and is in a great small size. There are smaller ones on the market, but this is a cool pocket projector.

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GameSir VX AimSwitch Review

Console and PC gamers who are looking for a more compact wireless gaming keyboard/mouse solution should check out the GameSir VX AimSwitch. You may not have the desk space for a full QWERTY keyboard and maybe you aren’t even playing from a desk. A full-sized keyboard can be a pain when gaming from your couch. This keyboard and mouse combo for consoles and PC solves these issues, keeping you in the game and improving your success. Letting you focus on the game by getting rid of half the keyboard.

Get In The Game

The GameSir VX AimSwitch brings wireless mouse and keypad support to all consoles. It’s compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and your PC. You are good to go right out of the box. This device uses the GameSir Agility X 2.4GHz wireless receiver for instant wireless connection with a 32.8 ft. range, giving you some freedom to game where you like. At your desk, on the couch, wherever you want. So get your headset ready, settle in and get ready to game.

Pros:

Nice Switches

Works With All Consoles

Good App

Cons:

No RGB Backlighting Here

Mouse Feels Cheap

Other features include 38 TTC red key switches with low resistance and fast response rates, as well as customization through the mobile app. With the GameSir G-Crux app you can configure every key of the keyboard when paired with your mobile device. Aside from the keyboard you also get the GameSir GM190 gaming mouse which offers optimized aiming accuracy and better stability. The keyboard connects wirelessly using a dongle, while you connect the mouse to the AimSwitch via USB.

This combo actually works pretty well. I found that I was able to concentrate on my game better thanks to the removal of many keys that I don’t use in-game. It performs very well when playing. The mouse feels a bit cheap, but that didn’t really bother me. It is noticeable when you feel it in your hand though. It has everything you need for most modern games. MOBA and FPS gamers will love it.

The Keyboard Goes Anywhere

Bottom Line

If you are a gamer who doesn’t need a full typing experience, you’ll want to consider the GameSir VX AimSwitch. It will feel weird at first if you are used to a full keyboard, but you get used to it very quickly. Our experience with this device was great and we think it is worth trying out. The price is affordable, so go for it. We are still enjoying it. While the mouse feels cheap in your hand, it does what it is supposed to do with great results. The real star of the show is the keyboard. It may not have any RGB lighting, but that’s okay. It’s worth it.

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Best Online Watch Store: Expert Ratings and Buying Advice

Are you in the market for a new watch? Then you’re probably wondering what is the best online watch store?

If you’re like some people, you might want to go the traditional route and shop at a physical watch retailer. And while this has been the standard way of purchasing watches in the past, it’s becoming easier and more cost-effective buy a watch online.

The good and bad thing about buying timepieces online is that there are so many online retailers to choose from. So, where do you start?

To help you out, we’ve spent hours upon hours researching a huge variety of online watch retailers to determine who’s the best and why.

We looked at:

  1. Shipping times
  2. Return policies
  3. Product selection so you can form the most well-rounded opinion of each of these stores and experience the best watch-buying process.
  4. We even considered overall customer service because we know just how impersonal shopping online can be. The customer service department can make or break the experience, and we understand the importance of good customer service, both when there are problems and when there aren’t.

Before we jump into our list of the best online watch stores, it’s also important to understand why buying online is superior. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons using the web to buy a watch is the best way.

Why Buying a Watch Online is Best

Online watch stores offer a wide variety of benefits over their physical counterparts. While both venues sell watches for the same purpose, they do things drastically different. Here are the pros online stores provide:

Convenience – It’s no question that shopping online is much more convenient than visiting a physical storefront. Instead of getting dressed and driving somewhere likely far away, you can buy whatever you need from the comfort of your own home with the simple click of a button. No amount of human interaction can beat that, right?

Price – Online watch prices tend to be much lower than those you can find in typical watch stores, which is another huge draw to purchasing from online stores. You can typically also find more sales online, which only leads to more savings for you.

Selection – If you’re looking for a specific style of watch and it isn’t available in the store you’re shopping at, you’re pretty much out of luck, unless the shop owners can special order something for you. Of course, this means you’ll need to wait even longer to get your new timepiece. Online stores have a large selection, giving you a higher chance of getting what you want.

The Best Online Watch Stores

You can buy watches from any number of online watch stores, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a good deal or a reliable watch from just any online shop. You should take as much care researching options on the internet as you would choosing a store in the real world.

We’ve taken some of the research out of your hands to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient. After analyzing over 20 different online watch stores, we’ve listed out our top 5 choices. Let’s take a look.

#1 Overstock.com

Product Selection
Overstock.com has a ton of watches for sale. The website has over 80 pages of product, including both smart watches and traditional models. With such a large selection, you might think that it would be difficult to find what you’re looking for, but Overstock.com has also provided comprehensive search and filtering features to help you find the perfect watch.

Overstock carries most major watch brands, and even dabbles in some of the luxury brands, including pre-owned Rolexes.

Return Policy
If you receive a defective or otherwise unacceptable watch from Overstock.com, you can return it within 30-days for a full refund. Interestingly enough, you can still return a watch after 30 days, but you won’t receive a full refund. Instead, the website will give you a partial refund, based on the idea that products depreciate in value over time.

Shipping
Overstock.com is based in the United States and offers free shipping on any order over $45, which is a unique benefit we didn’t find at other online retailers. Most other online retailers will run specials where certain dollar amounts will give you free shipping, but Overstock always has free shipping over $45.

If you’re in the U.S., you can expect to wait 1-2 business days before Overstock fulfills the order, but actual shipping time varies greatly depending on the specific product. In general, you can expect to wait 5-10 business days total before you get your new watch. This is pretty standard in the online shopping world.

Customer Service
If you have any questions or issues about your watch order, you can always reach out to Overstock’s customer service department via phone, text message, 24/7 online chat, email or email. We tested several methods and found that in most instances, customer service was quick to respond.

International support isn’t as strong as U.S. support, and the international customer service reps can’t help fix international orders as much as the U.S.-based reps. Overall, Overstock’s customer service is strong, but they struggle with many of the same things as other major online retailers.

Bottom Line
Overstock offers a huge variety of watches, often for discounted prices, and gets them to you fairly quickly. While their customer support could be a little more helpful, you don’t have to jump through a million hoops to get connected to a representative. Overall, Overstock is a great choice.

#2 World of Watches

Product Selection
As their name suggests, World of Watches offers the biggest variety of watches on our list. With over 15,000 different watches to choose from, you won’t walk away from this online retailer without something in hand that you like. You can buy low-end and luxury watches for steeply discounted prices, and the company’s mantra seems to be “New Styles Added Daily/Weekly!”

Brand availability is also impressive. World of Watches carries most major low-end and luxury watch brands.

Return Policy – World of Watches offers a standard 30-day return policy for a full refund. However, you will be charged an 8% restocking fee for any watch return over $4,000, unless you exchange your purchase for something of equal or greater value.

If you need to return a watch outside of the 30-day window, you’ll need to get supervisory approval and may be subject to that same restocking fee, regardless of your original price of purchase.

Shipping
You have several different shipping options available to you via World of Watches, starting at $5.99 and ranging up to $49.99 for Saturday delivery. While the company says you should expect to receive your watch between 1-7 business days after placing your order, we’ve found actual shipping time to be closer to 7-10 business days after our testing.

World of Watches offers free economy shipping on orders over $100, which shouldn’t be too hard to meet when buying watches. You can get discounted ground shipping on orders over $100, as well.

Customer Service
If you need to contact World of Watches for any reason, you can reach out via phone, email or online chat. Where some other online retailers offer 24/7 support, World of Watches limits their customer service department’s availability, which can sometimes make it difficult to get support.

Actual customer service is reliable and decent. We didn’t find any major problems during our testing, even during the returns process, which is where most things seem to go wrong with the customer service department.

Bottom Line
World of Watches offers the biggest selection of watches you can find online, and all for a great price. While their return policy and shipping times aren’t the greatest, especially when you consider high restocking fees, the sheer amount of product is hard to beat. If you can’t find your desired style anywhere else, don’t forget to check these guys out.

#3 Authentic Watches

Product Selection
Authentic Watches has a good number of watches on their website, but it isn’t nearly as large as what other online stores offer. However, this does help with product discovery, and you may find it easier to narrow down results to find a time piece that you like.

Like other online watch retailers, Authentic Watches includes both low-end and luxury brand on their website. You can also search for “rare and unique” watches, which is a unique feature that most other online stores don’t offer. If you’re looking for something different, you should stop at Authentic Watches first.

Return Policy
You can return your watch to Authentic Watches within a standard 30-day return policy, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through to get your watch returned here. First, Authentic Watches requires you to fill out a Return Merchandise Authorization form (found on their website) to get an RMA number assigned to your case (which expires after 5 days). You can only return unworn merchandise, and the retailer tries to enforce this as much as possible.

Authentic Watches charges a 10% restocking fee, with a minimum fee of $50, which is much higher than many of the other retailers we reviewed and tested.

Shipping
This online store has a leg up on other retailers’ shipping policies. If you place your order before 12pm Pacific Time, you’ll receive same-day shipping, which is a huge benefit. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll receive the product next day. Depending on where you’re at, your watch can still take a couple days to get to you.

If you place an order over $500, however, you’ll receive free overnight shipping, which is another amazing benefit, especially if you’re shopping last minute.

Customer Service
You can only reach out to Authentic Watch’s customer service department via phone or email, and only then during limited hours. We found it fairly difficult to get in touch with an actual representative, but once we got connected, the actual service itself wasn’t horrible.

Bottom Line
With a restrictive return policy and hard-to-reach customer service department, Authentic Watches isn’t our first choice for online watch stores. However, if you’re in the market for unique timepieces, you can probably find something worth buying on the website for a good price.

#4 The Watchery

Product Selection
The Watchery has a fairly large selection of watches available on their website, but don’t expect to find anything under $100. This online watch store solely features luxury brands. As such, you might find the product selection limited, especially if you’re on a budget. However, for luxury watches, this is a wide spread of products and you won’t be disappointed to know that The Watchery carries most of the popular styles from these luxury brands.

Return Policy
This watch store abides by a strict 30-day return policy. Where other online retailers offer smaller returns for purchases outside 30 days, The Watchery cuts that option off once you hit the 30-day mark. A 6% restocking fee only applies to special orders over $4,000, which is to be expected and not outside of normal bounds for an online watch store.

Shipping Times
Standard shipping is free with all purchases at The Watchery, and you can expect to receive your new timepiece after 1-7 business days. When we tested standard shipping, we found that to be a reasonable time frame. Of course, you have options for expedited shipping at various prices. Free shipping on any order is a great deal, especially since you are paying a pretty penny for the luxury brand watches.

 Customer Service
You can contact The Watchery’s customer service representatives via online form, live chat or phone. None of these are 24/7 options, which can limit you during times you need support the most, but that isn’t uncommon in the online watch industry.

When we contacted The Watchery’s customer service department, we were pleased at their quick response times and general knowledge. They were kind and helpful each time, even with difficult questions.

Bottom Line
The Watchery specializes in luxury brands, and we recommend them if you’re looking specifically for discounted luxury watches. While their overall selection is limited, you won’t be hard pressed to find something you like on the site.

#5 Ashford

Product Selection
Ashford has a decent selection of both lower-priced and luxury watches. With around 3,000 different watches on the site, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs and budget. Ashford also offers a unique option in purchasing pre-owned watches. This isn’t something you typically find on other online watch stores, but it gives you the option to find something more expensive for a much lower price.

Ashford’s pre-owned watches are certified in-house and carry a 1-year guarantee and warranty, making them a safe bet even for doubtful shoppers.

Return Policy
This online watch retailer follows the industry-standard 30-day return policy for new items. If you’ve purchased a pre-owned watch, however, you only have a 14-day return policy. Ashford requires you to have not worn the watch in order to receive a full refund, which is kind of limiting. Of course, it can be difficult to determine if you’ve actually worn the watch unless you’ve damaged it, making this a hard policy to enforce.

Shipping Times
Ashford offers free ground shipping on all orders within the continental United States, which is a great benefit. When we tested Ashford’s shipping times, we found that most orders with free shipping took 7-10 business days to get to us. Of course, you have the option of paying more to get your new watch faster.

Customer Service
If you need help with one of your orders, you can reach out to customer service through phone, chat and email channels. They also have a bunch of different international support options, which is helpful if you’re outside of the U.S. None of these options are 24/7, which was a bummer.

When we contacted Ashford’s customer support department, we waited longer than expected to get connected to a representative, but the overall wait wasn’t bad. Ashford is a relatively small company, and longer wait times are to be expected. The representatives we talked to were helpful and nice, and we didn’t have any problems getting the answers we needed.

Bottom Line
Ashford is a great online watch retailer that offers free shipping on all orders and a helpful customer service department. Product selection isn’t as large as other online stores, but their pre-owned watches section is truly unique and a great choice for those on a budget.

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Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review

I would be willing to bet that most of the water that gets wasted in our homes comes from the garden hose. Whether you’re spraying off the deck, power washing the house or watering the garden, there’s really no smart way to slow the water down. You just spray and do your thing. However, there is a smarter way. The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes your hose smart.

Water Your Garden The Smart Way

It can be controlled via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. That means that if you have an irrigation system, you could schedule your garden to be watered for 5 minutes, while you are on vacation in France sipping wine and sampling the local cuisine.

Pros:

Easy to install and use

Works with Amazon Alexa

Basic hose and faucet setup

Cons:

App lacks customization options for plant types

Needs more settings

The Orbit B-hyve has a sleek design and weatherproof housing, so it’s built to last. B-hyve lets you control any standard hose faucet right from your smartphone. It’s easy to set up and easy to use. Real-time weather updates help you to create the perfect watering schedule for your needs. You can even schedule rain delays, and get detailed reports on the system’s performance and your savings. It even works with Amazon’s Alexa.

You don’t have to do a thing to water your garden thanks to Smart WeatherSense which gets local weather data and automatically adjusts your Orbit B-hyve to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. You didn’t have to lift a finger.

You can even connect your timers thanks to B-hyve Network Meshing so that each B-hyve extends the signal from your Wi-Fi network to your entire system. This increases the total range. With features like this, the Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer is a great smart home product. You already have your smart thermostat, your smart lock, home security and other smart home devices inside of your house. This is a home automation device that helps to take care of the outside.

No More Wasting Water

Bottom Line

It’s a pretty decent solution for watering your plants on a schedule and we love how easy it is to use and install. Anyone can get it up and running quickly. We do wish that it offered more custom options for various plant types since they don’t all do well with the same amount of water. If this is your first smart watering gadget you can’t go wrong with it, others might want something with more features.

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Last Chance for 35% Off ThinkPad X1 Carbon as Cyber Week Ends

As Cyber Week comes roaring to an end, today is the last chance for you to enjoy a large 35% off coupon at Lenovo for the high-end 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga business laptops. Below, you’ll find the top pick configurations that were most popular during Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. The starting base model is only $987 after using 35% off coupon THINKBLCKFRI at checkout, but if you were thinking of giving this business laptop as a Christmas gift, you should note the shipping time frame for your custom build! As of writing, machines are shipping out in 7-9 business days, which should give you plenty of leeways – but for anyone else in more of a rush, a “Quick Ship” model is available for $12.64 more. Botho f these come with the same 8th Generational Core i5-8250U, a serviceable 256GB solid disk drive, a high-end 300 Nits Full HD IPS display panel and 8GB of RAM.

In terms of the X1 Yoga, the most popular model we saw last week was actually the highest end configuration “model 20ld0017us” priced at a whopping $1,780. This comes with a Core i7-8650, a giant 1TB SSD and the very impressive 1440p HDR IPS touch display. Lenovo’s Cyber Week coupon started up a few days before Thanksgiving on November 19 and will run through the end of the day on December 2nd, 2018 (based on our experience, the coupon will continue to work for a few hours after midnight Pacific Time).

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Cyber Week Deals

Use coupon: THINKGIVE6

Use coupon: THINKBLCKFRI

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Cyber Week Deals

Use coupon: THINKBLCKFRI

Note: The listed 35% off THINKBLCKFRI will provide you with an extra 5% off compare to the “public” THINKSGIVING coupon.

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Wiser Smart Heating System Review

Drayton, one of the leading brands in the UK domestic heating market has an interesting solution for those homes with radiator heating. We tend to think of radiator heating as somehow being outdated, but many homes around the world still use this form of heating. And now you can update your heating and integrate it with the rest of your home automation system. The Wiser smart heating system keeps things simple and makes it easier for you to control the heating in your home no matter where you are.

Control Every Room Easily

Wiser is an affordable multi-room smart heating control system that offers flexible heating zones in up to 16 rooms of a home. You’ll get better energy efficiency and comfort with this system installed. Wiser is easy to install and you can program each room to the temperature you want while saving money.

Pros:
Excellent value
Simple control

Cons:
The app could be better

The system is comprised of four parts: the thermostat, radiator thermostat, heat hub, and the app. Through the app, you can remotely control heating across all of your rooms. The company also launched the Wiser Plug, which is a smart plug that allows you to control up to ten appliances. Wiser works along with your existing heating system and home automation setup, so you won’t have to change or alter any pipework or valves. It’s easy for most people to install.

Everyone loves the money-saving aspect of smart devices like this, but it’s also pretty great to be able to have the infant’s room at one temp and the living room at another. I love that you get greater control over each zone. Plus, the system is compatible smart voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. So you have voice control so that you can adjust temps no matter what you are doing.

Controlling Your Heating Has Never Been Easier

Bottom Line

The best thing about this system is how easy it is. Add in the fact that it’s affordable and you have a big winner for anyone who wants multi-room heating control on a budget. It does what it says and it’s pretty effortless. Forget your older thermostats and go with a smart system like this.

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Sling TV Review: Is It Worth It?

Sling TV is one of the first companies to explore the world of live TV streaming without a cable company. The company has struggled to catch on in recent times, especially when compared to Netflix or Hulu, but it is slowly gaining momentum.

If you’re looking to lower your cable bill or satellite TV bill, you can’t go wrong with Sling TV. It offers a good number of channels packages and extra features without breaking the bank.

Check out our Sling TV review below to learn more about the service and how well it fits with your budget and needs.

Sling TV Packages and Pricing

If there’s one thing that’s true about TV packages, it’s that they’re overly complicated and expensive. With three simple and affordable pricing packages and a variety of add-ons, Sling TV is different.

You can purchase the Sling Blue package, Sling Orange package or Sling Orange + Sling Blue package. The main difference between these packages are the number and selection of channels available. Let’s take a look at the differences.

Sling Orange (this package gives you the least amount of channels)

  • It costs $25 per month and only gives you 29+ channels.
  • However, be aware that the channels you get with Sling Orange are typically the more popular or “premium” channels, including Disney channels, ESPN and more. Sling Orange only allows you to stream on one device at a time, including mobile devices.

Sling Blue

  • This package also costs $25 per month, but it includes almost double the number of channels that Sling Blue provides.
  • There is some overlap between the channel list, but Sling Blue offers channels like Fox and NBC, SyFy and FXX.
  • Sling Blue allows you to stream on two devices at a time, including mobile devices.

Sling Orange + Sling Blue

  • This package gives you everything that the Orange and Blue package provide
  • With the exception of allowing you to up to four simultaneous streams, one on Sling Blue channels and three on Sling Orange channels.

As with most online TV streaming services, you’ll be required to enter credit card information in order to pay on an automatically renewing subscription. If you’re worried about getting charged, be sure to cancel before the renewal date.

Sling TV Extras and Add Ons

Like many other cable services, Sling TV offers a variety of extras and add-ons that can enhance your viewing experience, especially if there are programs that are more enjoyable when watched live, like sports or the latest Game of Thrones episodes. Sling TV has compiled different add-on packages based on content categories, like News, Comedy or Sports.

If you’re looking for sports extras, you can purchase Sling TV’s sports add-on package for only $5 per month, which includes an extra 13 sports-specific channels like NBA TV, NHL Network and more.

You can also purchase a variety of premium channels like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax for an extra monthly cost.

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Sling TV also offers an extra DVR service that allows you to record your favorite shows when you aren’t home so you can still enjoy them when you have time. The good thing about Sling’s DVR is that it’s all stored in the cloud, meaning you won’t have to purchase a special device for storing your recorded shows.

The bad thing is that you can only store 50 hours worth of content before Sling starts automatically deleting old content.

Sling User Experience

Using Sling TV should be easy, but it has somewhat of a steep learning curve. This can ruin your first impression, but with some practice, you’ll get used to the little quirks.

The Sling TV app features a dark interface, with bright orange lines under shows you’re currently watching to indicate how far into the episode or movie you are.

Unfortunately, the rewind and fast-forward functionality is lacking, and we found the entire interface to be more glitchy than it should have been for a modern streaming service, even on a solid internet connection.

You can access Sling TV on almost any streaming device, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast or Sling TV’s own $100 AirTV player, among others.

How Does Sling Stack Up vs. Other Streaming Services?

Overall, Sling TV offers a solid and mostly reliable live TV streaming service, but how does it stack up to the competition?

When compared to major competitors like PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, Hulu, DirectTV Now and others, Sling pretty much holds its own. It’s still the cheapest option out there, but that means it suffers in the kind of channel selection it offers. The more expensive services offer more channels without the need to pay more for premium channels like HBO.

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One area where Sling TV excels is the sheer number of add-ons and extras you can purchase to create a truly customizable TV viewing experience.

If you like news, you can buy the News package. If you like sports, buy the Sports package. This customization is a great feature that you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere else.

The cloud DVR functionality is also unique to Sling TV, and gives you more flexibility in the way you watch your favorite programs.

Is Sling TV for You?

So, is Sling TV the right choice for you?

The answer depends largely on your TV channel preferences and individual budget, but you can’t go wrong with ultra-affordable, live TV. Sling TV excels when you think of it as the budget choice that won’t give you everything your heart desires in a single package. It’s great for what it is, especially when compared to more expensive services.

However, that doesn’t mean that Sling TV is without its share of downsides and problems. The Sling TV app is buggy enough to be annoying, and you might get frustrated at the relatively small 50 GB of DVR storage, especially if you’re always missing your shows.

You’ll need a Wi Fi connection of at least 25 mbps to get the best viewing experience, which may be out of your price range.

All in all, Sling TV is a reliable TV streaming service with a good selection of content from which to choose. Sure, there are more options out there, but can they beat $25 per month?

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