T-Mobile webConnect 3G/Wi-Fi USB Stick Hands-On

T-Mobile's 3G laptop USB sticks are finally here. We just fondled their webConnect dongle, trying out its 3G capabilities from inside our home. Things look good.

T-Mobile webConnect 3G/Wi-Fi USB Stick Hands-On

First off is the speed test. 952kbps down and 318kbps up isn't too bad when you consider that T-Mobile's network is fairly new, and I was connecting from inside my house. The device itself is an L-shaped swivel that can hit up EDGE, 3G (HSDPA/UMTS), or Wi-Fi, if you're on a T-Mobile Hotspot. There's a slot for 8GB of microSD/SDHC memory, and comes with a male to female USB extension cable in order to avoid USB crowding.

T-Mobile webConnect 3G/Wi-Fi USB Stick Hands-On

The only downside now is that it's Windows-only, with OS X support "available in the coming months." It's always good when someone releases a 3G dongle, especially T-Mobile, who can definitely use more.