With so many WiFi devices like smartphones, tablets, notebooks and sometimes even TVs, it is useful to have a WiFi data card. Here are the five best options you have
since different devices like tablets, PCs and even TVs come with WiFi it makes sense to have a pocket router or WiFi hotspot dongle.
We have selected a few of such routers which we think offer good features and value for money.
Huawei is the leader in the data card business with more than 65 per cent market share worldwide. Priced at Rs 4,500, E560 is the most expensive offering from Huawei. But in terms of usability the device justifies its price. This open market router accepts a SIM from any operator; offers speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and allows sharing the WiFi hotspot with up to five devices.
There is an Oled display on the device that shows the signal status, connection type, number of WiFi users connected, battery status, total volume transferred, up time and number of SMSs received.
The inbuilt 1500 mAh battery of the Huawei E560 powers it for five hours of use and 280 hours of standby. Huawei also claims 15 per cent better signal strength as compared to rivals. The Huawei E560 supports WiFi b/g/n, which is the highest possible standard.
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