Remember we recently brought you the *must have* gadget for mobile desktop ninjas, the Novatel Wireless 2352 MiFi unit?
Well, 3UK are launching their own version. This month.
September 18th to be precise. (Or the night before if you’re talking with the telesales/online people).
Have a look:
It’s rather nifty, eh?
Here’s the release from 3:
Mobile Wi-Fi, also known as MiFi®, is a new service from 3 which connects to 3’s network allowing you to create your own mobile Wi-Fi connection. You get a small device, called a wireless modem. This sends out a Wi-Fi signal so that you can connect a range of Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet without the need for wires or a USB connection. No fixed-line is needed; you simply need coverage from the UK’s biggest 3G network to connect.
You can connect multiple devices to the internet at the same time, so while you are checking e-mails on a netbook, you can also download a track from iTunes onto your iPod touch.
You don’t need to install any software. Just insert a 3 UK SIM, switch on the wireless modem and connect to the Mobile Internet using a Wi-Fi signal. A Wi-Fi enabled device will automatically pick up the signal and ask for an eight-digit network key which you will have to put in just once for every new device you want to connect.
Marc Allera, Sales & Marketing Director at 3 UK says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mobile Wi-Fi is the future of internet access on the move and we’re bringing it to customers at price points that make it accessible and affordable. It’s the perfect gift for people after genuine wireless internet access on the go to complement the laptops and iPod touchs that will undoubtedly make their way onto Christmas lists across the UK this December.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The specs… 86 x 46 x 10mm and 99g weight.
7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA.
Supports micro SD 32GB. Quadband. 802.11b/g.
Up to 5 hours worth of ‘active usage’.
The best bit… costs. You’ve got two options —
* Ã¢â‚¬ËœBroadband 5GB 1 month’ is a one month contract which includes 5GB of data for just £15 a month. With this deal the wireless modem costs just £69.99.
* For an upfront charge of £99.99, Mobile Wi-Fi will also be available as a Ã¢â‚¬ËœReady to Go’ kit. The deal includes a wireless modem and 3GB worth of data which can be used over a 3 month period. After the data has been used up, the modem can be used on a Pay As You Go basis.
Who’s going to be wandering out to buy one of these then?
If you’d like a reminder about just how brilliant these types of devices are, here’s the Novatel vid again: