Here’s my latest obsession.
This is the new MiFi from Verizon. When activated, it creates a wifi bubble. This is perfect for my laptop during the long, tedious train commute, where internet service is nonexistent. The advantage this device has over a wifi card is that I can also use it for my iTouch. That way, I have all the advantages of an iPhone without suffering AT&Ts horrible service. It’s two device drivers for the price of one. Plus I get major kewl kid cred.
Mrs. Wife and I recently used it to check our email while driving from New Jersey to Ohio. In the desolate mid-state Pennsylvania mountains, no one can hear you scream. Or get wifi.
Up to five people can use the same signal, but it’s secure so the only way someone else can leech off of my wifi is if I give them the WEP key password on the back of the device, which I’ll probably never do because I hate people so much.
The bad part is that when I activate my cell phone jammer to cut short a rude boy’s cell phone call, it also knocks out my wifi signal. So I can use one device or the other, but not both simultaneously. Also, I keep it in my pocket and wonder what the negative long-term effects are of having my testicles constantly bombarded with a radio signal at close range. It’ll probably sterilize me but at this point I don’t really mind. But if it starts to shrink my boys, I’ll have to rethink using it.