Monday, January 26, 2015

Phone Juice

Pump up your cellphone reception with zBoost

The only reason you still pay for a landline is your cellphone has a knack for losing its signal at home. Juice up sagging cell strength at home or on the road with the new zBoost zPersonal.

zBoost amplifies cellular signals for nearly any carrier (Nextel is the lone exception) by one or two bars – enough to transform a spotty signal into a solid connection.

The main amplifier unit plugs into the wall and attaches to a window with suction cups. Connect the included wired antenna to the amp and the installation's done.

We found satisfying improvement testing with an iPhone, T-Mobile Dash and even the Helio Ocean, especially when using the phones to download data.

And since the whole zPersonal unit weighs just 10 ounces, it's a great travel companion. Because you never know how strong the signal's going to be in Cabo or Kuala Lumpur.

zBoost zPersonal

Price: $99. $169 for wireless version.
High demand: If units sell out at (on sale starting today), try SkyMall at (800) 759-6255.

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