It also weighs 90 grams so it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle to carry around with you at all times. There’s also the E173u, a USB modem the size of a keychain that offers the same speed and ease of use as the E583C, but instead comes in a form factor suitable to those who want to only connect a laptop.
As someone who recently suffered from an internet outage, I can’t tell you how nice it was to have the Google Nexus One running Android 2.2 acting as my hotspot. I couldn’t even tell that my connection was wireless, except for the small detail that my Bit Torrent application wasn’t running. If you’re a road warrior, or someone who lives in a part of the world with spotty land line broadband and you don’t have an expensive smartphone running the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, then I’ve got to suggest you go out and pick up one of these two devices or devices similar to them. I even have a friend here in Finland who exclusively uses a Huawei USB stick as his main internet