We, at GetdatGadget have promoted portable battery chargers or devices that keep your portable devices charged up (here, here and here). This is because, like you, we are gadget freaks and we are always on the lookout for solutions for our battery power (or lack of it) woes. Recently, we came across the TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router. Being the road warriors that we are, we can’t escape from bringing along a variety of gadgets whenever we travel. However, we can lighten our heavy load of travel gadgets but using all-in-one devices that combine multiple essential travel gadgets in one. The TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router is one travel gadget we never leave home without.
As the name suggests, the TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router is first and foremost a Wireless N router. You can connect any wired LAN connection to the TripMate and turn it into a wireless hotspot for all your wireless devices. It is hard to believe but free WiFi is still not that common at hotels or at least not at the hotels that we poor bloggers usually put up at when we travel. Sometimes, all that is available is a wired connection. With the TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router, just connect it to the wired LAN and you have yourself free WiFi and escape from paying obnoxious hotel WiFi fees.
But of course the Tripmate is much more than just a travel router. Otherwise, it won’t be featured on our site. The TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router also comes with a 5200 mAh power bank. 5200 mAh may not be much but you should be able to get at least 2 to 3 full charges on your smartphone. At 1.8 x 1.1 x 3.7 inches and weighing 5.1 ounces, the TripMate is small enough to be carried around as an emergency power bank.
The router and power bank features alone would make the TripMate an essential travel gadget but it has more functions up its tiny sleeves. The TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router has a built-in USB host. You can connect a USB flash drive, a USB memory card reader or even a USB HDD to the it and turn it into a Network Attached Storage for easy sharing. You can then share the content that is connected to the TripMate wirelessly. This means you can connect a hard disk full of your favorite movies and your whole family can enjoy their own favorite movie on their own devices at the same time. You’ll also be happy to know that it supports NTFS as well as FAT32.
I know what you are thinking. Just take my money already.
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TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router
Whether you are an International business traveler, road warrior, or a college student living in a dormitory, the NEW HooToo TripMate HT-TM01 is the perfect solution for your network needs away from home. The TripMate is a wireless router, power bank, wireless USB storage reader, and media sharing device all-in-one! It is small, lightweight and fits easily in your pocket or even the smallest of handbags!