Although in terms of specs there’s really not much difference between the two with both offering up to 7.2Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload, we haven’t yet seen a MiFi this good.
No indication on when this will hit our shores but we don’t expect the E583C to make an appearance here anytime soon. If you’re wondering, the E583C retails for US$177 in Hong Kong, that’s about RM560 — a pretty hefty price considering, the E5 and our current MiFi favourite, the D-Link DIR-457, does pretty much the same thing at very much less money.
Have you ever been in a situation where you wish that you had a WiFi hotspot to connect to the Internet to? If you wanted to get some surfing done while out and about you would be limited to hotspots at restaurants or cafes; or you’d have to get a dongle and plug it into your laptop – not really a feasible option for someone who needs to whip out his computer get connected right away.
Also, we’re putting it on record that 3G dongles are ugly. We just hate looking at the thing jutting out of a laptop USB port with a blinding blue lights flashing at every single click.
Enter the WiFi pocket router. A WiFi pocket router grabs 3G signals and turns it to WiFi connectivity for you to use. Unlike USB dongles, these pocket routers allow you to share your 3G connectivity with as much as five WiFi devices.
Some people will instantly see how a WiFi pocket router would be tremendously useful for them but for others, they might not see the point. Which side do you belong to? Well, read the rest of this review to find out.
This is our review of the D-Link DIR-457 pocket WiFi router.
We’ve just gotten ourselves the D-Link DIR-457 pocket 3G router.
While the review is underway, is there anything you’d like to know about the device?
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Update: Review is up! Read all about it here.