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Sierra Wireless bring us an aircard, flash drive and a way to bypass silly WiFi hotspot fees.
No swivel on the USB. It can only stick out in one direction.
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Reviewed on: 10/02/2008
It’s a good card. The form factor could use a little work. Otherwise, the DSL-like speeds will get those presentations from your email to your computer fast.
The Sierra Wireless Compass is pretty similar to the Sierra Wireless Mercury. Both come in a USB aircard format and have a microSD slot for extra memory (think flash drive replacement). They contain internal antennas and don’t flip up or down to conserve space.
One definite advantage the Compass here has is price. While you can get the Mercury for free, the you can make $50 off the Compass. Good stuff for these economic times.
The Sierra Wireless Compass AC597 USB Modem for Sprint offers excellent on-the-go Internet access for a great price. Support for EV-DO rev A compatibility, means you’ll enjoy high speeds (up to 3.1 Mbps download, and 1.8 Mbps upload). The Compass AC597 USB Modem for Sprint lets you surf the Internet, send and receive email and text messages, and connect to corporate networks from just about anywhere. Finally, the Compass AC597 houses a microSD card reader, making it easy to add memory.
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- Dimensions – 3.1 in x 1.1 in x 0.4 in
- Weight – 1.0 oz
- Data Download Speed – EV-DO rev A (Up to 3.1 Mbps Down/1.8 Mbps Up), EV-DO rev 0 (2.4 Mbps Down/153 Kbps Up), 1xRTT
- Download Protocol – CDMA 850, 1900
- Compatible Carrier – Sprint PCS
- Network Compatibility – CDMA 850, 1900
- 3G Data Speeds – Yes
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