That doesn’t mean that I think a 3G broadband device is a waste of time, especially for a travelling worker like me. However, I’m still in two minds about whether the Ultimate delivers enough difference from the standard dongle for the typical worker who does a lot of regional travel, and even less convinced about the utility of 3G as a universal broadband solution. Today I’m running tests of the network between Brisbane and the Gold Coast; they’ll appear on Tuesday, and the big conclusions from the Off The Rails project will show up on Wednesday.
Lifehacker Australia editor Angus Kidman still wants the XPT redesigned to remove the cup holder on the tray. His Road Worrier column, looking at technology and organising tips for travellers, appears each week on Lifehacker.
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.