Surfin' the TV
The latest WebTV Classic set-top boxes from Philips and Sony are small enough to fit in with any entertainment system and to integrate easily into one's viewing habits.
Both Philips and Sony models use a 56K phone modem and feature infrared remote, parallel printer port and optional wireless keyboard (a necessity for most users). Both are only about eight inches square and weigh around two pounds.
The Philips WebTV box I tested set up in minutes, called a toll-free number, then searched for a local number before displaying the web home page. After that, the box remembered the local number and dialed it automatically each time I pressed the remote's power button.