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Product Review: Tattoo Pocket WiFi Update

After a little over a month of use, we would now like to give you an update of Globe’s Tattoo Pocket WiFi..

Power Button

To turn on the power and off for that matter, one needs to press it long enough. This kind of design is a bit precarious as one could over press and damage the unit.

Besides that, there should also be a better indicator of how much “battery life” is left, instead of it’s current indicator just turning red in the middle of one’s usage.

Charge the unit while in use? You wish. What if the battery’s already hot?
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Battery

As previously said, the battery really heats up after 1.5h of use; and so the need to turn it off. Would one try to gamble and test the unit’s durability by using it to the fullest?

From a consumer’s standpoint, of course not. It would be a waste of money to buy another unit if it gets damaged.

Warranty? A waste of time especially for busy people. This is why products should be truly durable, otherwise, they would either lose customers or get a backlash.
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WiFi Signal

Well, the WiFi signal is actually dependent on the provider’s reach. While it’s good in this area, fluctuations and slowdowns still happen. Imagine if the place is already filled with Tattoo Pocket WiFi users?!

So far, that’s our latest observations..

Let’s just see in the future.

Innovation Watch: pCell

Did you know that Artemis Networks has come up with a technological advancement that would make mobile data connectivity (like video streaming) run seamless and.. faster than it is today?

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Steve Perlman

Well, yes.. Steve Perlman has developed what he calls pCell or “personal cell” technology. And this network equipment could actually draw a signal that is unique in itself for devices that connects to the transmitter, and thus, taking full advantage of the bandwidth.

See, one major problem with our connections (shared mobile bandwidth) today is that when there are so many users – congestion makes connectivity jam up. But with this technology, we could now experience faster and uninterrupted mobile data – even with a ton of users as these pWave radios are small enough to be placed just about anywhere. So.. is it goodbye dead spots as well?

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Oh, just think of what Perlman told the Business Week, “…it’s like the wireless equivalent of fiber-optic cables. ”

Hmm…

At any rate, exciting as it may seem, the question would now be.. when would this pCell technology be available for the rest of the world, and “without technical problems” at that? Yes, it’d be set out in the U.S. before the year ends; but sadly, many countries (especially in their provinces) are just left too far behind.. even for as simple as the 3G.