Laptopfriendlycafes.com Helps You Get Wi-Fi, Power, Coffee

Laptopfriendlycafes.jpg Corporate coffee chains often strike Wi-Fi deals with a particular provider, but if you want genuinely free Wi-Fi, you're going to need to stick to independent cafés. (Of course, you'll also get better coffee.) Laptopfriendlycafes.com simplifies that task by listing cafés complete with details of whether they supply free Wi-Fi, power outlets and what their 3G reception is like (though the latter isn't broken down by provider). The listings are currently limited to just four major cities — Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York — and they're not yet comprehensive, but given time and some user support this could turn into a really useful resource for workers on the go.


Comments

    Nice one - I've been looking for something like this for ages - there are plenty of wi-fi spots in the Sydney CBD but it's often difficult to know where.

    A problem with this site is its blog-style format. Ok for now, while there are only 100 entries for a city, but not so helpful if you're trying to get an overview or search. (Searching under street names doesn't necessarily yield anything, even when you know there's a result to be had.) Really needs to have some kind of map interface or more sophisticated searching if it's to become useful as it grows.

    You could always put a list together yourself based on research from a number of sites. It doesn't take that long. Stop waiting for Mummy or Daddy to come up with a quick solution for you.

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