The mobile network provider 3 have released a new product at the gadget show live that turns any car into a wireless hot spot able to deliver high speed 3g connectivity to anyone in the car.
The kit consists of a unit called ‘MIFi’ wireless modem that when switch on provides mobile internet access to people in range. All you have to do is enter an 8 digit security code to be able to access the internet without the need for usb or wires.
The 3 service will work with your wireless enabled laptop, Nintendo DS, Mobile phone and any other device with wireless capabilities.
The new device is currently on show at the gadget show live and visitors are in with a chance of winning one each day of the show. The 3 MIFI costs £59.99 and comes with 1 gb of data which lasts up to 30 days.
David Kerrigan, Head of Internet Services at 3 UK says “We’re always looking at new products and services that connect our customers in more place both at home and on the move and In Car Wi-Fi does this. Our research* suggests that over 25% of the population are interested in having the internet in their cars, with families and travelling work colleagues showing the most interest. Mobile workers can check traffic information and email on route to a meeting and kids can social network or download tracks to an iPod Touch while on a road trip”