I love my Slingbox. At first it was neat, but not really...well...gadget love. The thing that tipped me over was the SlingPlayer Mobile release. Great article in the Washington Post today on the release. Congrats to Blake and team on getting this out in Q1 just like they announced back at CES.
I was lucky enough to get to beta test the Mobile Player for the past month, and I'm addicted. I had an hour train ride from Newark Airport to Princeton this week and I watched Howie Mandel's Deal or No Deal the entire ride on my Treo 700W. Fantastic.
I like the picture quality and size of my laptop version of the SlingPlayer, but I much more often have my EVDO-powered Treo 700 with me than have my laptop and a broadband connection. When I get bored, watching my own TiVo on my Treo - via my Slingbox - is much better than reading an old Time magazine or just staring at the wall. In this circumstance, the small picture and sometimes sketchy EVDO coverage is easier to endure.
By the way, if you get and register a Slingbox by April 26 - the mobile player is free. Nice.