I cannot think how many times I have walked out the door for an appointment, or on a road trip where I would be stuck in the car for several hours, and wished I could get work done, check emails, or let the kids watch a movie. With the holiday season coming up we have several road trips planned. Which means 4-6 hours in the car one way with 4 kids. I love to travel, but the kids do not enjoy being cramped up in the car without anything to do. We have a total of 5 tablets in the house, but only one tablet has an internet connect while we are away from home. Typically I let the kids watch a movie when we travel, and am thankful we are able to take our tablet with us on the go. However it would be nice to have more than device that was connected. My phone is great, but it’s too small for me to use for work.
I love technology, and when I say I love it I mean it! I get all excited over the new phones, tablets, and all the new features that come out almost daily. If I have to choose one gadget or gizmo it would take me days to choose, lol. I know it’s sad, but I admit that I’m a total gadget geek. One of my favorite things is the whole hotspot idea.
Do You Ever Wish You Could Stay Connected Anytime, Anyplace?
Netgear’s AT&T Unite WiFi Hotspot allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi devices, and has 10 hours of battery life. Do you realize that we could connect a tablet in the car for each one of the kids to watch their own show, with headphones of course, and mom could connect her laptop and work using the Unite device? Now that sounds like a road trip I can handle.
How many times have you stayed at a hotel that charges more than $10 a night to use their WiFi? I have several times, it drives me crazy, but typically I purchase it because I have something that I need to get done. If you have Netgear’s new hotspot you will never need to pay another hotel to use their internet.
You don’t have to travel to take advantage of all the benefits from the AT&Ts Unite Wi-Fi hotspot. It would also come in handy for those times when you cannot find a sitter so you take your kids with you to the doctor, or mom can pay bills while watching the kids play outside, or while you are sitting in your car waiting for baseball practice to get out. It’s a device that you can take along with you anywhere for so many reasons.
It also has an attractive touchscreen, a guest option that allows users to create a second WiFi network for one time users, and the ability to block/unblock specific WiFi devices directly from your Unite device.
I work online, so I have to be plugged in. My kids also have their own tablets, and I allow them to use my laptop, as well as play around with my smartphone. It’s the world they are growing up in, and I don’t see the internet going anywhere anytime soon. Personally I want to be able to stay connected and have access, regardless of where I am. I want my kids to be able to watch a movie, or play an educational game on their tablet when we travel. Technology, and being plugged in is a way of life for many of us, and I would rather have it and not need it, than not have it and need it. I love being able to work on the road, it means several hours that I use to use to catch up on some sleep can now be used to listen to the radio and get some quality work done.