We’ve posted several times here
on the Sewell Tech Blog about the Top Global Phoebus. This mobile
router has been with us for years, allowing hundreds of our customers
to access the internet from anywhere and create a mobile internet
hotspot. The mobile router allowed you to plug in a PCMCIA card from
your cellular provider that received a 3G signal from cell towers. It
then translated that signal into an 802.11g signal that you and your
posse could use while only paying one data plan fee.
Many people complained about the form factor. It is in the form of a
pyramid. According to leading geometrists, the only shape less portable
and convenient to carry around would be a cubic rhombus.
The latest in mobile routers
comes from Kyrocera. The Kyocera
KR2 makes all other mobile routers pale in comparison with some
necessary modernized features. Note however that you can only use this
router if you are using the EV-DO network.
now features the long-awaited ability to use all three common
interfaces that receive EV-DO signals: PCMCIA, ExpressCard, and USB.
The new router also features the newer 802.11n standard, which uses
MIMO technology, allowing for bi-directional up and down streams of
data. This essentially makes data transfer max out at twice the speed.
802.11n also allows a much wider distance and increases transfer speeds
for areas that are further away from the router.
With a price point lower than the Phoebus, the KR2 is a no brainer
(as long as you’re on an EV-DO network).