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Netgear Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile

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Wi-Fi is an integral part of today’s home, not just for laptops but smartphones, e-readers and gaming devices. Even with more powerful wireless routers, many homes still have “dead zones.” The new Netgear WN1000RP Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile boosts the signal, ensuring a good connection even on the back patio.

Not much bigger than a deck of cards, the device plugs into any power outlet and repeats a 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi signal from the existing router. The device is typically placed as far from the router as possible while staying inside the full coverage area.

At a time when cell phone carriers are starting to move away from unlimited data plans, the booster also helps save on data usage by providing wider Wi-Fi range at home. The WN1000RP has a retail price of $39.99.