conclusion:We like it

78 June 1st 2012 3:05 pm

If you want to watch your home TV from just about anywhere, the Vulkano Flow could be a good option. At under $100, it does most of what the Slingbox Solo does, for a lower price. The Solo currently sells for about $150, and its mobile apps run about $30 each, while Vulkano's are $13. While the Slingbox is a more mature, flexible, and easier-to-use product, if you're looking to save some cash and plan to place-shift your programming to a variety of devices, the Vulkano Flow could save you a fair amount of money.

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Macworld Jul 11, 2011

When I’m on the road, a price of $100 (with no service charges) seems like a bargain for a product that allows you to watch pretty good versions of the programs I enjoy at home.

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CNET Mar 31, 2011

While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.

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Techno Buffalo Jun 25, 2011

Monsoon’s Vulkano Flow does most of what a Slingbox can do, but for a fraction of the price. Monsoon needs to smooth out some rough spots and shore up their EPG and Web support offerings to really compete, but Flow is a generally solid placeshifter at a bargain price.

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About Apr 21, 2012

If you want to get TV on your iPad, and you don't want to pay the higher price of a SlingBox, the Vulkano Flow is definitely a good alternative.

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Dignan17 Dignan17

Where do I begin? Well, a good background for my opinion of this product might be to read my opinions of the Slingbox devices. You can find those in my profile. To sum up my opinions on those: they're well made and the service works really well, but the experience on my phone/tablet was unusable,...

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