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Staying connected on long summer drives: weBoost

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Staying connected on those long summer drives.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.      We’re using our smartphones for more and more things these days.   In the car, they are great for streaming music and for navigation.   But for most of those apps…you need a data connection and some of the latest signal boosters from weBoost can help when signals get weak.   The Drive 4G-X is designed to boost LTE and voice on all major carriers.   The company’s Taylor White….

“The booster plugs into the cigarette lighter, that’s where it gets its power.  And then you have your inside panel antenna that can go onto the seat next to you and then a mini magnet mount antenna that goes on the roof.”

It can be professionally installed ….but is simple enough for most do it yourselfers.   It’s not cheap, at about 480 dollars….but there is a noticeable difference in signal strength in weak areas.   In place where there is no signal, though, don’t bet on a miracle.   WeBoost  offers a 30 day money back guarantee.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

(CORRECTION:  the quote refers to the Drive 4G-S, which is a single-user booster that plugs into the lighter jack and retails for a lower cost. The Drive 4G-X is multi-user, carrier agnostic and retails for just under $480. The Drive 4G-X does not plug into a lighter jack but rather is a small box installed in the car, under the driver's seat, for example. )

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Mobile Devices