The Good The Clear Spot 4G - Apollo mobile router provides fast cellular Internet access to up to eight clients at a time, with affordable unlimited data plans. The Apollo incorporates a large LCD that shows helpful information about the device, and the battery lasts a long time.
The Bad The Apollo doesn't support 3G, Wireless-N, or text messaging, and is comparatively bulky.
The Bottom Line For those who live or travel within Clear's 4G coverage, the Clear Spot 4G - Apollo is an excellent mobile-broadband option and wins our Editors' Choice Award.
Clear Spot 4G - Apollo
The Clear Spot 4G - Apollo is the first 4G-only mobile router we've seen and we love it. The device provides very fast Internet connections, works very well out of the box, and displays all the important information on its large and helpful LCD screen. It's also affordable, costing around $99 with no contract required (or it can be leased for $6 per month), and comes with unlimited data plans that start at just $45 per month.
On the downside, the Apollo, though compact, is a little bulkier than other mobile routers, such as the Sprint MiFi 4082 or the Samsung SCH-LC11. Also, as a router, it doesn't support Wireless-N but just the old Wireless-G (802.11g) standard, which caps at 54Mbps. And the fact that it doesn't support 3G means that you won't have a backup connection when you're out of Clear's coverage area.
Nonetheless, if you're within Clear's 4G coverage, all things considered, the Apollo makes one of the best, if not the best, 4G mobile Internet access solutions on the market.