6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Yota's unique LTE hotspot

About Video Transcript

First Look: Yota's unique LTE hotspot

1:52 /

Interesting design elements ensure this isn't your ordinary hotspot.

A hotspot is just a hotspot, right? Well, maybe not. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET here at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas. This is the Yota Ruby Hotspot. And it's got a couple very interesting design elements. First of all, this is a 4G LTE 3G and 2G multi-modal hotspot. It will also work in a ton of different countries. It's got a SIM card in the back and it supports bands throughout Europe and soon to US. One way that you'll know that you're changing modes is that this signal on the front and has LED behind it and it will light up. You can actually change the color online but it might light up green, for example, if you got 4G LTE, blue when you're on 3G and red when you're surfing 2G. One interesting thing you can do is that the power button is actually a slighter. If you flick it over to the left, then you will have a private network for just you. If you flick it over to the right, it becomes public and will support up to 10 devices. The reason you know it's public is because it's got a smiley face that shows up on the E-Ink display. You can charge it using this microUSB charging slot or you can also pop open a USB connection and charge it that way. Using it that way also doubles it as a USB modem. The Yota Ruby has a 2,100 mA hour of battery. It will run on standby mode for about 60 hours and it will run actively for about 16 hours without needing a charge. Yota Hotspot is advised to full charge up 78 percent battery capacity in only one hour. There's no pricing or availability yet for the US because there are no carrier partners. But it should sell for about $120 in Russia where it will come first. Look for this sort of near the end of the year. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This has been the Yota Ruby Hotspot. You can catch all of our news from CTIA at cnet.com

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more
27:02 December 18, 2014
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:35 December 18, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 December 18, 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from...
Play video
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
5:07 December 18, 2014
Brian Tong picks his top 5 favorite products from 2014 that he uses with his iPhone and iPad, and you have a chance to win them al...
Play video
Is Ring better than Doorbot?
2:10 December 18, 2014
Ring suffers from some of the same old Doorbot drawbacks, but does show signs of improvement.
Play video
2014: The Year of the Hack
2:59 December 18, 2014
We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of...
Play video
Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS but its poor display doesn't impress
2:06 December 18, 2014
Sony's first Android Wear-based smartwatch has GPS built-in so you don't need to take your phone out running to track your progress....
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best Classic
2:00 December 18, 2014
XCAR look back over 2014 to figure out what the best classic car they drove this year was.
Play video