EE has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first in-car 4G MiFi unit, as part of a “flock” of super-fast devices optimised for its upgraded network.
Dubbed the Buzzard and available for £49.99 on pay as you go, the in-car gadget provides a wireless 4G connection that can be shared by up to ten devices/passengers simultaneously.
Designed to sit snugly in a vehicle’s cup holder and, of course, to take the sting out of long journeys with young children, the Buzzard is £49.99 on pay as you go and is compatible with any car with a 12v connection. Charging is via a cigarette lighter.
Today’s EE press call also saw the launch of the £69.99 Kite. This is another Mi-Fi, but features a streamlined, post-iPhone look that’s intended to appeal to business users.
Completing the MiFi additions to EE’s product range is the Osprey. With a more rugged build, this is purportedly aimed at a younger market and students and is yours for £49.99.
All three devices, which EE promises will deliver average speeds of between 24Mbps and 30Mbps in areas where it has upgraded its network to offer a ‘double-speed’ service, are landing on May 28th, when they’ll be free if you sign up for an EE 4G contract at £15 per month or above.
EE’s bonanza of announcements also saw it confirm plans to extend the reach of its double speed 4G to 40 locations this year and the launch of a 4G own-branded tablet, in the form of the Eagle.