Yesterday morning the guys from Netcomm showed me the tiny MyZone 3G Wireless router. And even though there's no pricing or availability details yet - they're still in discussions with the Telcos about it - I've already decided I want one. It's super sexy, for a router.
The router weighs just 75 grams and looks like it could almost fit inside your wallet. The shiny black and silver body is only disrupted by the sliding power switch, the micro-USB charging port and the SIM card slot on the side. Apparently you'll get about four to five hours worth of wireless from the inbuilt battery, although it's only got 802.11b/g support.
They couldn't confirm for me what 3G frequencies the device supports (or whether or not it will work with NextG), but they did say that it will support up to 7Mbps HSPA SIM cards.
We'll let you know when pricing and availability is announced, but until then you'll just have to trust us that this is a really nice looking device...
HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS • Qualcomm mSm7227(600mHz) + rtr6285 • Qualcomm PmiC7540 • Physical Dimension: 97 x 60.6 x 9mm • Weight: 100g • Battery Capacity: Li-ion 1350mAh • 4 hours operation • 40 hours for idle time RADIO FREQUENCIES SUPPORTED • Tri-band 3G*: 850/1900/2100 MHz or 900/1900/2100MHz • Diversity: 2100 MHz • Quad-band 2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz • WIFI 802.11b/g support * Depend on customer requests DATA THROUGHPUT • HSUPA Mode: Category 6 Uplink: Up to 5.76Mbps • HSDPA Mode: Category 8 Downlink: Up to 7.2Mbps • EDGE Mode: Multi slot Class 12 I/O INTERFACE INDICATOR • WIFI ON/OFF • 3G ON/OFF BUTTON • POWER ON/OFF • reset button SETTINGS • All Settings of MyZone can be configured via web INFORMATION NETWORK PROTOCOL • DHCP • DNS proxy • NAT/NAPT - ALG support for VoIP • Port Filtering - Only traffic of preconfigured port can access internet • Port forwarding - virtual server • VPN Passthrough or endpoint POWER MANAGEMENT • Signal Strength and connectivity status of WiFi and 3G • operator Name • SIM card PIN code configuration • battery status • Traffic monitor - received, transmitted and Connected time • Router network configuration information - iP address, DNS, net mask • WiFi configuration information - SSiD, channel, security • Connected client status - iP address, mAC address, host name SECURITY • WiFi authentication - WeP, WPA, WPA2 • GPrS authentication - PAP, CHAP • Trusted clients only - MAC filtering WiFi power management - Best Power/Best Performance 3G radio power management - Enable/Disable : Fast Dormancy System power management • - 5 level: Full, High, Low, Very Low, Empty • - Auto off after idle for a period of time. time is configurable • micro-USb connector (type b) Sim Connector 3G DATA LINK PROFILE CONFIGURATION • Auto mode - Auto detect SIM card APN and configure data link profile accordingly • manual mode - User input settings like APN, authentication, username/password INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING VIA USB • Allow 3G router to be tethered