Now we move from a phone to a mobile satellite router -- the Iridium GO!
And it's easy to use.
Just fire it up, it connects to the Iridium satellite constellation, and you get enough data bandwidth to check emails, use Twitter, pull up weather forecasts, and limited web browsing. You can connect up to five devices to the Iridium GO! hotspot.
It's priced at $670 but bear in mind that there are additional activation fees, and a subscription plan to the Iridium network is required (and this can be quite expensive).
The Iridium GO! offers up to 15.5 hours of standby battery life and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.
For those who truly want to go off-grid, there's also a special package that includes not only the Iridium GO! base station and AC travel charger with an international adapter but also comes with a solar charger, two batteries additional, and a desktop charger.
- Acts as a satellite hotspot so that multiple devices can connect to it
- Good battery life
- Good selection of accessories
- Dimensions: 114 x 82 x 32 mm
- Weight: 305g
- Services: Satellite calls and satellite SMS
- Battery life -- talk time: 5.5 hr
- Battery life -- standby time: 15.5 hr
- Operating temperatures: 10 to 50 ℃
- Durability: MIL-STD 810F
- Ingress protection: IP65