Today Novatel, the people behind the miraculous little MiFi personal hotspot, announced Novadrive, a cloud storage service for MiFi owners. Boring. What it didn’t announce is way better: an update to the MiFi which adds media streaming to the iPod Touch or any other connected device.
The update, demoed at the CTIA show and which will be available for many current MiFi models, lets users stream music and movies over Wi-Fi via the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol to any DLNA-equipped device, including TV-sets. This combines with a not often mentioned feature of the MiFi, its microSD card slot. Load up a 32GB card with movies and media and you have just doubled the capacity of your iPhone, and as the MiFi acts as a USB mass storage device when plugged into a computer, even iTunes-haters can load it up.
The MiFi gets better and better, not just for connectivity but for extra tweaks like this. And with the launch of the Wi-Fi-only iPad in little over a week, having your own internet connection is starting to look quite attractive.
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Source: Gadget Lab