This week Time Warner Cable launched IntelliGo, a mobile hotspot which provides 4G and 3G network access to up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. The device costs $49.99 after a $50.00 mail in rebate with a two year contract. Monthly service fee varies by region. The device is available in Time Warner Cable markets that have launched Road Runner Mobile (Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii and Kansas City).
As someone who spends four hours commuting to and from work each day, I am always looking to stay “connected” either on my iPad, laptop, or my PSP. My bag weighs about 20 pounds, but I like having options handy.
IntelliGo is made for people in the same boat as I am, who either need to be or just love the feeling of always being connected. It is easy to use, lightweight, compact, and can be carried in my shirt pocket. Which is good, because there’s no more room in my bag.
IntelliGo looks for the 4G network first, and if I am not in a 4G market, it connects to the 3G network. It has a LCD screen that keeps me informed of the battery life and connection status and has built-in GPS. Furthermore, it has a MicroSD slot that I can plug in a memory card into and get up to 16GB of shared storage on all those connected Wi-Fi enabled devices.
This is a great device for someone who commutes a lot like me, someone who works on the road, someone who likes to play with their favorite Wi-Fi devices outside the home or a family of five who plans to be traveling together this summer in the family car. It’s fast, portable and shareable – the IntelliGo gives me a hotspot wherever I go. For more information visit your local Time Warner Cable website.
If you’ve got one, we’d love to know how you like it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…