MiFi – Most of you would have been hearing it for the first time and some may be already owning it. But this question would certainly run through the minds of many – What is a MiFi ?
MiFi is a compact and portable wireless router that acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot. In simple words, it is a device as seen in the figure below which combines the functions of modem, router and access point that keeps you connected to the internet where ever you go.
The MiFi can be connected to a mobile phone carrier and provides internet access for up to 5 devices devices including digital cameras, notebooks, MP3 players and gaming systems..
The device can share the connection through Wi-Fi in a radius of 10 meters (30 feet) and gels with ease along PC, Apple Mac, Linux, Android or other peripheral device.
If you are a someone who carries multiple phones, laptops, other cool gadgets and want to use internet on all devices without hefty phone bills or painful SIM swapping, then this is for you.
- Attractive and sleek
- High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) – 7.2 Mbps
- Just Plug and Play
- Battery life upto 4hrs
Indian Rupees : 5500.
MiFi is a must try if you use many gadgets that accesses internet everyday. Else a 3G or GPRS on your smart phone should do well.
MiFi also allows you to use Voice over IP technology to make free calls (or very cheap ones) both locally and internationally.
One main drawback with MiFi is the cost, both for acquiring it and for using it.
About the Author (Author Profile)Nikhil Chakravarthi is a Software Engineer by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. He is in Love with just one thing - Technology. He is from Silicon Valley and enjoys simple living.
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