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A practical laptop bag capable of detecting Wi-Fi hotspots has been launched that enables you to check if there is a connection available without the need for a separate device or having to power up your computer.

The Wiffinder from Soyntec, which also manufactures webcams and VoIP handsets, has won praise from techy sites for the pragmatism of its design.

In particular, the Wiffinder was lauded by the Cnet Crave Blog for bringing an end to the "Catch 22" situation of pulling out a computer and hoping and praying that you happen to be near a hotspot.

The bag comes after the somewhat gimmicky in comparison Wi-Fi-detecting T-Shirt from, which was launched last year and featured glowing bars which seem to emanate from a Wi-Fi tower.

News of the novel approaches to Wi-Fi hotspot detection come as BT last week announced that close to one-third of all queries to its helplines over Christmas were for wireless broadband-related queries.

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