Orange bolsters mobile broadband range with new Wi-Fi device

Tuesday, August 16th 2011
The E5830C Mobile Wi-Fi can connect up to five devices to the internet at once.
Orange bolsters mobile broadband range with new Wi-Fi device
Orange has bolstered its range of mobile broadband products with the launch of a new portable Wi-Fi device, which can be used to connect several gadgets to the web simultaneously.

The E5830C Mobile Wi-Fi, which will be available from the network operator in the coming weeks, is a palm-sized wireless receiver that features a signal indicator, allowing owners to see how strong their mobile broadband reception is in any given location.

This means they can position the device in the place with the strongest possible signal.

According to Orange, the E5830C Mobile Wi-Fi has been designed for use by people on the go and can quickly and easily connect up to five wireless-enabled gadgets - such as games consoles, laptops and smartphones - to the internet at the same time.

No installation is required and nothing needs to be plugged into a user's laptop for the product to function.

Measuring 96mm in length and weighing 90 grams, the wireless receiver is compatible with PCs, Macs and any other Wi-Fi devices.

It offers five hours of battery life and features a MicroSD slot that can store up to 32GB of data, allowing people to transport music, games, pictures and other files with them while they are out and about.

Orange, which became part of the Everything Everywhere brand along with T-Mobile in July 2010, has a 3G network that covers more than 93 per cent of the population.

A similar device, the Huawei E585 MiFi, was launched by rival network operator 3 Mobile in July 2010. It creates a personal Wi-Fi hotspot that is capable of connecting up to five gadgets to the web at once.

Since it hit the market, the E585 MiFi has proved popular with consumers and tech experts alike, pick up the work gadget of the year prize at the 2010 T3 Gadget Awards. 

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