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Dramatically improve the iPhone 5's WIFI performance

technologyEdward Kiledjian1 Comment

As a business traveler, I seek out WIFI hotspots where I can but am often disappointed by the actual performance. WIFI performance is highly dependent on the strength of the signal and often the entire WIFI for a location is dependent on one lonely router in a cupboard somewhere.

Imagine my excitement when I learned about a cool new case called Linkcase from Absolute Technology. It is a case for your iPhone 5 that has a built in Electromagnetic Waveguide antenna. You heard right, an antenna. Absolute Technology claims a 50% improvement in WIFI performance by simply moving the signal away from your hand.

 

The case isn’t available for sale just yet but some lucky reviewers have managed to snag a test version. The product should cost $49.95, be available in several colours (black, grey, white, red and blue) and hit the street in the next couple of months.

I didn’t upgrade to the iPhone 5 but if I do buy the iPhone 5s (or whatever they call it) and this is available for the new model, I will definitely buy one. Did I mention I love antennas because they always seem to improve the situation? I would love to have this for my next trip abroad.

Check out this cool video demonstration: