Category Archives: Electronics

Smart Prepaid LTE Pocket Wifi

UPDATE (April 2016):
Wow! This device or rather the service itself got horrible quickly. I had a great time as an early-ish adopter but once they started to really push the product the speed suffered exponentially. At one point, I couldn’t connect to the Internet for days on an unlimited package.

I stopped subscribing to the LTE packages almost a year ago from frustration. I still use the WiFi sometimes but only to finish my rewards points (no money spent on my part). Surprisingly, I get faster speed from the reward bundles. I get around 1-2MBPS download speeds.

I got my Smart Prepaid LTE Pocket Wifi today and what a handsome package it has. I tried ordering it online from the Smart website and it arrived within 5 days, not too bad. The whole package consists of a triangular box whose front flap opens to reveal the device. The device sits on top of another cover containing the User Guide, USB charging cable and power adapter. The device itself looks like a thicker iPod touch: glass face, rounded edges, the Huawei logo on the bottom and a small LCD for displaying the current status of the connection.
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Travel Tech

I’m slowly building up my gadgets for documenting my travels. I’ve already purchased the new GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for video and a Canon S100 for pictures when I can’t bring my trusty Olympus E-400 with me. Maybe I’ll post some reviews on these as well.