WiFi USB adapter with pivoting joints? Interesting, I wonder if it’s actually even helpful for better signals.
The Package and Bundle
The package comes with the USB device, the joint, the USB extension cable and a lanyard. Driver CD and installation manual included of course.
The key highlight is of course the USB device with the joint that allows you to pivot not only for better reception but also for more space.
Installation and Performance
Installation was a breeze, it’s just a matter of plugging the device and installing the driver.
I installed this on an ASUS Eee PC 1000HA and compared whether the device actually gives an advantage over the onboard WiFi unit.
Here’s what the signal looked like with the onboard WiFi device.
And here’s with the ASUS USB WiFi, adjusted to point upwards.
LZ78 and WL-AM604g are essentially from the same location, within my lab which was upstairs. The Eee PC was downstairs, at the hall. Bad WiFi is another nearby router from one of my neighbors (hey dude, if you’re reading this – thanks!)
As you can see the signal of 2 out of 3 of the avaiable WiFi spots turn out stronger.
As you can see, the device certainly helps getting stronger signal. That tiny bar of separation could mean between a YES and NO when it comes to Internet access.
🙂 Whether or not should you spend on this device is entirely up to you but from what I see so far, it could prove to be helpful – You never know when you’re gonna need it. Personally I think device is a more reasonable purchase if someone doesn’t have any 802.11G device and looking for something that can be adjusted without having to use the USB extension cable. RRP is RM 70.