The new MiFi Huawei E585 modem with One Touch - will you be mine?

13 Sep 2010

How exciting is this?? Three have launched a new device that lets you create your own personal WiFi hotspot any time, any place. The MiFi Huawei E585 Modem works by taking in a 3G signal and then sharing it through its own WiFi network, so you can connect up to five of your WiFi devices at one time. So, technically, signal permitting, you could sit in the middle of the woods and browse your Smartphone, iPad, laptop and whatever other WiFi device you happen to have on your person. Or on the beach. Or in a hut on top of a mountain. Sweet.

It gives you up to 5 hours of internet connection once charged and you don’t need to load up any kind of software to get started. The E585 comes encrypted, but you can also set up your own network name and password to something more memorable. If you’re like me and forget your own name after a bad night’s sleep, these details can be set to default by holding down the hidden restore button. Excellent.

What’s also pretty awesome about this nifty little device is its size (small enough for pocket or bag), and sturdiness (be a little bit rough with it, it won’t mind). The MiFi E585 Modem works with just one touch of the power button. It goes to sleep when inactive but is ready to roll as soon as a connected device needs internet connection. Apple iPad users are also loving this device, as it does away with the need for buying the more expensive 3G version of the iPad – happy wallet, happy you!

You can also charge this MiFi device while you use it, manage your three account and even send and receive text messages. So it’s safe to say if you don’t want to be found, then this won’t be the device for you. But megalomaniacs, lonely people and people that hate sitting in coffee shops will really love it.

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