We just made some awesome new demo videos for the Rover Puck, Hub & Stick so that you guys can get a better idea of what you get with each of them. There are three videos for each device: a First Look, an Activation demo, and an example of how you can use the device. You can see them all on our YouTube channel, but we’ll show you the three Rover Puck videos here to give you an idea of what they’re all like.
1. Rover Puck First Look
2. Rover Puck Activation
3. Rover Puck Demo
You’ve of course heard the big news that Verizon will finally be carrying the iPhone and that within the next couple months the phone will also function as a hotspot. The idea of turning your phone into a hotspot is old news for all of you that already have hotspot-capable phones, but so is the realization that a smartphone doesn’t make that great of a wireless hotspot!
Before you shell out that extra $20 a month to your provider for iPhone tethering check out this article in BNET about the Smarter, Cheaper Alternative to iPhone Tethering: getting an actual mobile hotspot device. It goes into the various reasons (price, share-ability, battery life and more) why reconsidering that tethering charge is better for your wallet & your smartphone.
As you know, the iPhone finally came to Verizon this week. We’re sure some of you were bummed to find out that just like on the AT&T iPhone, you can only use FaceTime on a wifi connection. Lucky for you Facetime is #nbd for the Rover Puck. Our 4G wireless is crazy fast so it’s a breeze to make those video calls regardless of whether your iphone’s on Verizon or AT&T.
Find out more about Rover 4G and how you can use the Puck at http://rover.com/puck!
Keepin’ busy online? We’re pretty heavy data users too but it’s no big deal with the Rover Puck. All Rover devices offer unlimited 4G so you can stream music, video, games & more to your heart’s content. Even if that means watching The Sandlot, the History of Dance video and streaming Pandora radio all at once.
How do you multitask?
Just a reminder that PPC Geeks is giving away a Rover Puck! Check out their website to find out how you can enter to win one and hurry, there’s less than a week left!
Are you an Android? An iPhone? The Rover Puck loves both of you so whichever way you swing there were some pretty cool apps that came out in 2010 and made your smartphone even smarter in 2010.
Here are a couple lists of the top apps for both that we thought we’re pretty good:
(Click the images to go to the articles!)
What was your favorite app of the year? We’ll be honest, we probably used Speedtest.net more than anything else… gotta brag about those crazy fast speeds from the Puck, right!?
It’s been a crazy year for us here at Rover – well, technically we’ve only been around since August but…you know what we mean! Here are our top 10 moments of 2010:
1) Rover LAUNCHED on August 31st! The 4G provider that could, Rover came out of nowhere and started offering people insanely fast 4G with no commitment required.
2) We had TONS of amazing Rover unboxing & review videos come out on Youtube – so many that we created a playlist just for them!
3) We launched the Rover Hub, a home/office modem that gets you unlimited 4G at home on the same day/week/month plans as the Rover Puck & Stick.
4) Far East Movement gave their fans an inside look at how they use the Rover Puck to stay #freewired
5) Snoop Dogg himself shot us a shout out
6) Speaking of those unboxing videos, did we mention that THREE came out in the span of two days?!
7) We teamed up with Restaurant Pi to bring the good people of St. Louis some free pizza and 4G
8 ) Fast Company gave us a glowing review…Puck yeah!
9) We went on a sweet Rover Smokeout HotSpot Tour around Houston and hit up all the games with 4G & BBQ
10) With our launch of 4G in SF on the 28th we now have coverage in over 70 cities!
What a year!
Welcome to Life at 4G San Francisco! Now you can get crazy fast speeds of 3-6mbps download and up to 1mbps upload without the commitment of most ISP’s through Rover 4G. Rover gives you UNLIMITED 4G internet for just $5/day, $20/week or $50/month. Time to upgrade? We think so.
Find out more about Rover and check your coverage at http://rover.com
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A couple really awesome unboxing videos of the Puck came out this week so we thought we’d share ‘em here.
1) Rover Puck Unboxing: 4G Hotspot by Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo.com
2) Rover Puck – 4G Wi-fi Hotspot Unboxing by Byron of iHackYourTech on YouTube
Pretty cool huh? It’s good to watch videos like this and get a taste for the product before you but it. We have tons more on our YouTube channel too if you wanna see more!
[UPDATED]: Wow….ANOTHER video just went up! (That’s 3 in 2 days!) This one’s by JoeDTrick, check it out:
So THAT’S how he knows if you’re been naughty or nice…
[via The Daily Wha.t]
You guys gettin’ excited for the Holidays & finalizing your wish-lists? We’d recommend the Rover Puck as a must-have gift for anyone that loves to be connected to the Internet wherever they go. It’s a portable wireless hotspot that gives you a ridiculously fast 4G connection and lets you connect up to 7 other friends. You can find out more and buy one online at http://rover.com/puck.