Those still not satisfied by the range of portable 3G routers
currently on the market now have another option to consider from CradlePoint, which recently introduced its battery-powered CTR-350 travel router. It'll either connect directly to a cellphone or to a USB modem (or a wired Ethernet connection if one's available), giving you an instant WiFi hotspot compliant with 802.11 b/g standards, along with all the usual security measures you'd expect from a router of any sort. What's more, if you're in a pinch, the router can also be used to charge any cellphone that supports charging via USB, although you'll of course need to find a more conventional way to charge the router itself. If that sounds like the peripheral that you're mobile office has been missing, you can order the router now directly from CradlePoint for $150.