So what exactly is the Mylo all about?

It's cool and it's wireless, but who would use it?

I don't know about you guys, but I'm still trying to figure out the Sony Mylo . I mean, on the one hand, it's a cool little gizmo that's Wi-Fi-enabled so that you can instant-message your friends, and I was really impressed by the video and audio quality of the Mylo. But I really have to wonder if kids (the device's target audience is 18-to-22-year-olds) are going to want to carry around another gadget in addition to their cell phones, since the Mylo can't make phone calls (although you can make VoIP calls).

Plus, with some of the biggest benefits of the Mylo relying on a Wi-Fi connection, you have to wonder, "What if I'm not near a network?" Well, Sony's trying to make that a nonissue by teaming up with T-Mobile to offer 12 months of free T-Mobile HotSpot access. The promotion starts in mid-November (at that time, you can download the app at www.sony.com/mylo) and your year of complimentary service starts the day you connect to a hot spot.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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