We all know how convenient the mobile internet can be when it comes to staying online, no matter where we go. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business broadband user or someone who uses mobile connectivity for purely social reasons, having the right gadget to get the job done counts for a lot too.
With endless options open to the mobile broadband user it can be a little tricky deciding on which device to buy in order to meet your requirements. However, there are three gizmos that can prove highly useful if you’ve got a growing need to stay connected on the go.
The MiFi is our first suggestion because this is a great little twist on the traditional mobile broadband dongle. Where a dongle normally plugs into an available USB port on your laptop or netbook, and subsequently allows your machine to connect to the mobile network, the MiFi does the same but enables multiple computers to connect instead.
There are quite a few of these MiFi devices around now, and come via numerous mobile network providers. They’re perfect if you have more than one person in the house or workplace who needs to connect to the internet. You’ll need to be mindful of the fact that data allowances get spread out over the connected users, which means your quota may get eaten up rather quickly, but aside from that, the MiFi is a real boon to mobile internet fans.
The Tablet PC
Next up is the humble tablet PC , which has become the tool of choice for many mobile Internet fans and that’s easy to see why when you compare them to bulkier laptops or slightly more svelte netbook computers. While the Apple iPad is hugely popular, there are now plenty of alternative options available too, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
There’s a new version of this device currently available, the 10.1, which offers an improved experience over the original. It runs the Google Android operating system, has a slim and stylish design plus a quality build. If you’re looking for a truly portable gadget that’ll keep you connected on the move, with a decent keyboard and screen size, then this tablet offering makes a sound investment.
A smartphone is the third mobile gadget that has become an essential part of any well connected Internet fans hardware arsenal. Right now, there are endless options to choose from, although one of the leading manufacturers, HTC, is proving a hard act to follow when it comes to producing a raft of excellent handsets, many of which come armed with the pretty bulletproof Android operating system.
Combine slick performance and some super cool designs and you’ve got a range of phones that have something for everyone. While some might say that it’s the Apple iPhone that is top of the smartphone tree, it’s well worth investigating one or two models from the HTC camp if you’re looking for all the toys, but without quite the same sort of financial outlay. Shop around and you may even get all three of these gadgets bundled into one super deal, which is just about as good as it gets.
Joe Linford writes for Broadband Genie, the consumer advice site for mobile broadband, smartphones and tablets.