There’s never been a better time to be into mobile broadband gadgets and gizmos, with a never-ending supply of new kit being released into the marketplace. Thanks to mobile broadband becoming much more prevalent, there are a whole host of new devices that allow you to stay connected, pretty much wherever you go.
The last couple of years have seen an explosion in the development of the smartphone, but in the last year or so we’ve also been treated to the Apple iPad. This tablet device has in turn created another wave of new gadgetry to be developed and now there are countless ways to compute on the move, just as long as you’re connected to the mobile internet.
What to buy?
The only trouble with all these gadgets is deciding what to buy. Smartphones are a great idea if you want a compact computing experience that will offer many of the features found on a conventional laptop, but at a fraction of the size. The pocket sized powerhouse features of an iPhone or HTC Desire HD will give you plenty to do on your travels, although the smartphone has a small screen and even smaller keyboard.
So, if you need a little bit more room to breathe when you carry out your mobile computing chores then try an Apple iPad for size. They’re pricey to buy, but lookout for the many and varied deals on an iPad SIM card, which are unique to these devices. They come in contract or pay-as-you-go incarnations and the device itself gives you more than enough performance to carry out the majority of online tasks.
With all this competition around, its made the mobile broadband providers come up with some natty new ideas to make sure you don’t forget laptops. Many network providers will now offer you a free laptop if you sign up for a contract, usually for a couple of years or so. The cost is factored into the overall price, but it can still be a good deal if you’re looking to get mobile broadband and a new bit of kit at the same time.
Failing that, get yourself a cheap and cheerful netbook computer, which can be had for peanuts these days and, in tandem with a dongle pay as you go mobile broadband package, you can hook up to the internet when you’re at home or out and about. The benefit being that there’s no contract with pay-as-you-go, and you’re free to seek out new deals as they come online.
If you fancy sharing your mobile broadband connection then the next step is to investigate the latest MiFi devices. These work in a similar way to routers and allow you to share your mobile broadband connection with family and friends, with around five machines often being able to connect to the one account.
With all of these options at your disposal there’s never been a better time to get connected!