My brother-in-law turned me onto a WiFi hotspot device called Karma that’s being released in December. I work on the road a few weeks a year and if Karma works as advertised, I’ll be able to work in my car and I won’t have to rely on abysmally slow hotel/airport/cafe WiFi networks.
Karma previously sold a WiFi hotspot, but it didn’t run on LTE networks. Their new device is set to be shipped in December and can be pre-ordered now. If you pre-order one today you can get it for $99 instead of $149. And if you use this link you’ll get an additional $10 off (and I’ll get $10 of data credits):
– No contract
– Pay as you go data – $14/GB
– Runs over the Sprint LTE and CDMA network (view coverage)
– Your Karma connection is shared with other Karma users
– If other Karma users use your connection you get data credits
Karma kind of downplays the security risk of sharing a network connection, which concerns me a bit. Here’s a related response from one of Karma’s employees:
— Paul Miller (@futurepaul) October 14, 2014
In order to minimize the security risk, I’ll just use a proxy or VPN whenever I’m connected to a Karma device.
I’m really looking forward to using it and I’ll add a review once I get a chance to use it.