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The GlocalMe U2 is an Indiegogo-funded project that offers a mobile Wi-Fi router unlike others on the market. It’s best suited to frequent travellers who want to quickly and cheaply get online anywhere in the world, but it’s a useful device for back home too, especially for business users who are tired of dealing with flaky internet connections while commuting and even in the various boardrooms they visit.
With embedded encryption the router also presents a safer method of getting online than connecting to potentially vulnerable public Wi-Fi hotspots. It’s able to work as a standard Mi-Fi device, sharing the data connection of a mobile SIM (the network-unlocked U2 accepts both full-size and Micro-SIMs) with up to five devices, but what’s more interesting about this is its cloudSIM functionality. You don’t need to insert a local SIM in this mobile router in order to get online in over 100 countries – you simply put some PAYG credit on it or buy a data pack and away you go.
GlocalMe works with multiple network operators, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Orange, China Mobile, Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2, China Telecom and China Unicom,