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Monday, January 08, 2007

Review: Kensington Wifi Finder Plus

Wifi Finder Plus

We were previously a big fan of the original Kensington Wifi Finder, so were definitely keen to check out its latest incarnation: The Wifi Finder Plus.

It retains the essential functionality - press the button and wait for a reading on the LEDs to tell you if you are in range of a wireless hotspot. There's five LEDs which indicate the strength of the signal you are receiving.

Plus what?

So what are the extra features on this new Wifi Finder? Firstly, it has more LEDs so you can get better indication of the signal strength. Another addition is that you can now detect Bluetooth networks (where there is sufficient network activity to be detected). And to top it off, they've added a handy little flashlight. And I do actually mean handy because whilst I was writing this review, someone just asked me to if I had a torch and I was ready and able with my little wifi finder plus!

The Plus sports a slick new look: solid black rubberised exterior with silver detailing. It feels surprisingly sturdy in your hand and it's obviously been built to survive the rough and tumble of life on a keyring.

The Wifi Finder Plus can detect 802.11b and 802.11g networks, and also has a search mode that helps you determine the direction of a hotspot.

If you use wireless networks, you'll find that after five minutes of having this, you won't want to be without it as it's just so useful for quickly finding out if you're in range of a hotspot.

myHotspots Verdict: Recommended!

Prices for the Wifi Finder Plus vary online:
PC World - £19.99
Amazon - £14.05

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Oops, might have missed your email

We recently changed web host and I've just discovered that we had forgot to set up the email properly with the new hosts.

So if you have sent any email to us recently, we almost certainly didn't get it. This was affecting the email address on the Contact Us link, and the Submit Hotspot page.

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