Novatel’s new range of portable 3G routers turn you into a walking WiFi hotspot, wherever you wander.
Dubbed MiFi, they’re unlike standard EVDO routers in that the cellular modem is built-in: you don’t need to worry about compatibility or an extra purchase. An internal battery offers 40 hours of claimed standby time and 4 hours of use, and the device will support VPN, custom web-based landing pages for users hopping onto the system, automatic email synching and remote management.
Unfortunately, it’s not going to be out soon enough for us to test it at CES, where mobile 3G is useful for getting coverage up in timely fashion. So we’ll be using CradlePoint’s PHS300, which is perfect for people who already have an EVDO stick.