The MiFi revolutionized sharing 3G data connections with other devices by combining a Wi-Fi router with a 3G modem in a little form. Sony has not ignored the popularity of the MiFi and is adding the capability to its VAIO Y and Z series of laptops. This new feature effectively turns select VAIO notebooks into very big (and expensive) MiFi units that share the integrated 3G connection with up to five other devices over Wi-Fi.
Dubbed “Share My Connection” by Sony, the feature will be available June 20 on select VAIO Y and Z notebooks. Activating 3G service with Verizon will be required to take advantage of this new feature.