Manufacturer StarTech.com has launched the Wireless-N Travel Router which lets users create a WiFi hotspot from a wired network connection.
This creates multiple WiFi connections to get tablets and smartphones online simultaneously while the user is on the move. This means the user doesn't have to pay individual access fees for each device.
The device can be powered from an iPad wall charger or any computer USB port using the included USB extension cable. This means a device can be charged while the router is in use.
The R150WN1X1T Wireless-N Travel Router has an MSRP of £54.99 (excluding VAT) in the UK. It's distributed by Entatech, Ingram Micro and Exertis Micro-P, plus it's available from retailers such as Insight, Amazon.co.uk and Dabs.
“This compact travel router is an essential travel companion for anyone who travels frequently and requires wireless network access” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s wireless networking product line.
“Many hotels offer WiFi access for a fee and often lock in-room access to a single device. Also, depending on how many users are accessing the network, paid access can be slow and unsecure. With this compact router, users can create a secured wireless connection they can use with multiple devices, saving expense while remaining fully mobile”.