Karma - 4G WiFi Hotspot
- Pay-as-you-go wifi hotspot… With a bonus
- Be a tiny Internet provider at a con or dive bar
- Connect up to 8 devices at once
Each of us has been saved by an open wi-fi connection at some point. It's the unexpected they're good for. If you'd known you were going to need the Internet, you would have brought your connection, but luckily somebody else saved your bacon. Mmm. Bacon.
Karma's kind of like that. You buy this mobile hotspot, and it's suddenly a way for seven other people to get online. Your Karma shows up in their Open Networks list. So there's no more, "Where do you think the nearest Starbucks is?" or camping out in a burger joint's parking lot to check e-mail (done it. hello, Kanab, Utah). The nearest open network? You've got it in the bag, plus you've made it more convenient for 7 strangers.
Now, it's not free. You buy the device and get 100mb of data to get you started, but then the data is pay-as-you-go. And not one of those you-must-top-up-once-a-month and-oh-yeah-your-data-expires-also plans. Truly $14 per GB. Trick is, if you're playing hotspot host with your Karma, you may never need to top up. Because every time somebody connects to your Karma you get another 100 MB of data. They get 100 MB, too, when they connect and create their own karma account or login using Facebook. Either way, no credit card numbers to enter and no strings attached.
Use it at a con, a trade show, a shady auto mechanic's waiting room, and we bet you'll have 700 MB racked up in no time. $15 for the hotel's 256k wi-fi? No, thank you. We brought our own. Need emergency backup for your home network? No problem. Plus, there will be other people who can get online because of you. Pass it on.
- Wifi hotspot with 100mb of data included
- 100mb is added to your account with every new connection
- No contracts. No expiration. No strings attached.
- Connects up to 8 devices simultaneously
- Karma dashboard tracks data used and data added
- Network: Sprint 4G WiMAX network (check coverage here)
- Download speed: Up to 12Mbps, average 3-6 Mbps
- Upload speed: 1.5 Mbps
- Range: 100 ft.
- Batteries: Rechargeable (one charge keeps you connected for 6-8 hours)
- Recharges via Micro USB (takes 2-3 hours)
- Dimensions: 2.6" wide x 2.6" high x 0.5" deep
- Weight: 2.1 oz.