If you're like me and travel frequently on business, I have a gadget suggestion to make life easy while you're in distant places.
Now just because WiFi is everywhere in the U.S., it doesn't mean you'll enjoy easy access to wireless Internet access in far-off places like Tanzania, Congo or Costa Rica. Amenities we take for granted at U.S. hotels and offices are uncommon in many places outside our borders.
Even in Europe, many hotel rooms still don't have WiFi (Internet connectivity is only through the Ethernet cable). This means no WiFi for your precious little iPhone 5S or iPad Air.
Here's where the handy Satechi Smart Travel Router and Adapter comes into the picture.
Besides the ability to create a WiFi network from an ethernet-only connection, it can charge two devices simultaneously (via the AC power port and the USB port) and boost WiFi signals through its repeater capabilities. Or if you prefer, you can convert a WiFi signal into an Ethernet connection for your laptop.
Satechi's makers claim their device works in over 150 countries.
Set up is simple and there's a Satechi YouTube video explaining how to do it.
You can buy the Satechi Smart Travel Router and Adapter for $45 at Amazon.com.
If you're looking for details on the device before opening your wallet, check out Satechi's web site.