Have you ever been in a situation where you and maybe four other guys need to go online, a Wi-fi hotspot isn’t available, and only one of you has a 3G modem? That might sound farfetched, but it could happen, right? Especially since everyone (or at least almost everyone) brings a laptop or Wi-fi mobile device, everyone needs to go online at some point in time for any reason, and not everyone signs up for a 3G USB modem. Connect One’s Wi-REACH personal Wi-fi hotspot aims to help (almost) everyone out, allowing that one guy who had the foresight to pick up a 3G modem to plug in and share his connection.
It’s a pretty simple setup: this compact device turns a 3G mobile data signal into a Wi-fi connection for everyone else to connect to. It comes with a USB connection for plugging in a 3G USB dongle, a power button for broadcasting that signal quickly enough, and a rechargeable battery that allows for up to 5 hours of remote use. Up to ten people can connect to the Wi-REACH, and it’s built like any simplified Wi-fi router that allows for secure wireless links.
Pretty nifty, right? That’s a mobile office that lets you work with your team from anywhere you can get a signal. Unfortunately, that also means it’s a potential mobile office that won’t give you an excuse to skip working from anywhere. The Wi-REACH costs $99 if you’re interested.