New $.99 Touchscreen Unite Hotspot from AT&T

unite hotspotIf you’re truly a mobile power user, it makes sense to have all your bases covered when it comes to having internet access – there’s nothing worse than being stranded in a tight spot when you really need the connectivity. That’s where a hotspot can be a lifesaver: it uses your cell signal to provide access, but can also “broadcast” that signal to other devices, like your laptop or tablet: the new Unite hotspot can power up to 10 devices at one time.

Plus it costs all of $.99. That’s a contract price and it does involve a data plan, but if you’ve been considering purchasing a dedicated hotspot device, it’s hard to see how that could get more affordable. The Unite also boasts battery life of up to 10 hours while running or 10 days of standby. Plus it’s a touchscreen, so all the stats you could ever need are displayed conveniently: data usage stats and the status of your Wi-Fi network is displayed right on the home screen. For more info on the hotspot, check out AT&T’s website for Premier customers.

Have you thought about getting a dedicated hotspot device? If you’ve ever used one, what are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!