Today I am going to review a Travel Router & PowerBank from a company called Hootoo they produce a world-class line of consumer electronics which includes IP Cameras, Wireless Products, and network interface cards. the travel router cost about $49.99 with free shipping on Amazon so that’s all you will pay. So not bad for the price but how does it perform? That’s what this review intends to show you, so read on….
Product Name: HooToo® TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router
Price: $49.99 Amazon US 45.55$ CDN Amazon.ca
The packaging, is an easy open white box which opens slides up much like a iPhone box where the router is packed into a plastic holder also neatly packed inside is the instructions and the ac adaptor, on the box you will find for retail purposes pictures of the hub and features and specifications of the HooToo® TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router & Power Bank
The hub does have a few identifying marks on it which is Hootoo logo on the front as well as the back where the words “HOOTOO Model HT-TM-01” this router has 3 different settings Router,power bank and you can hook up a SSD to it for portable storage great if you have downloaded a bunch of movies and you want to watch on the plane You also don’t have to just connect via wi-fi but also have the option of using a WAN port located opposite the USB port This router indeed lives up to the fresh design in my opinion…
Setup was easy even though there were a few times after turning it back on I had to keep going back into the router settings and reconnect to my network even after having the saving my network into the router Just like my Kingston Mobilelite Wireless you can control the portable storage on (if a drive is connected) from your iPad and iPhone again perfect if you have movies on your hard drive this way everyone who is flying with you can enjoy some content on the long plane ride
This router comes with a 1 year warranty Instruction manual in English as well a DC adaptor
So yes the hub are expensive for some budgets but is it even worth it? I would say totally! If you will be traveling and want to connect a small hard or flash drive to a network so others can share the files another good reason to get a travel router is if your hotel hasn’t got or makes you pay for wifi but gives you FREE wired access you can use this product to create your wi-fi spot in your room
So in all it’s not bad for small travel router designed for the traveler better than paying the high amount for hotel wi-fi when they give you a free ethernet internet which all know is a smarter idea when packing for a trip I always think smart and remember myHooToo® TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router
The final score averages out to be a 9 out of 10, but that takes into account everything, but as you can see below it the pros out do the cons by a long shot.